VIDEO: Mother has all her limbs amputated after eating contaminated fish

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A California mom had all four limbs amputated after she ate some tilapia that was contaminated with deadly bacteria, her friends say.

Laura Barajas, 40, underwent the life-saving surgery on Thursday after a months-long stay in the hospital.

“It’s just been really heavy on all of us. It’s terrible. This could’ve happened to any of us,” Barajas’ friend Anna Messina told KRON.

Barajas had purchased the tilapia at a local market in San Jose and fixed it for herself at home.  Days later she became sick, and nearly died after becoming infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a potentially fatal bacterium found in raw seafood and seawater.

“They put her into a medically induced coma. Her fingers were black, her feet were black, her bottom lip was black. She had complete sepsis and her kidneys were failing,” Messina explained.

Barajas, now a quadruple amputee, has a 6-year-old son.

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