Monika Šimkova, a senior at the University at Buffalo, and a player on the University at Buffalo volleyball team, was admitted to the hospital in August with an aggressive bacterial infection. This caused several organs to fail, and Šimkova’s life was endangered. A decision was made that the best chance for her to survive was a bilateral amputation above the knees.
Šimkova has had a total of 7 surgeries so far. She continues to fight for life, and is unable to eat on her own. She is said to be getting stronger every day, and is able to sit up in bed. Rehabilitation and recovery are still in the future.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Šimkova’s sister, which also contains much more detail about Monika’s situation.
#One4Mon (One4, or 14, was Šimkova’s uniform number)