What Today's Doctors Need to Know About Maggot Therapy

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Unconventional treatment saved life of author facing foot amputation

Faced with a terrible decision by doctors--have her foot amputated or die--Xulon author Pam Mitchell turned to an unconventional treatment that provided yet another option for her condition. That treatment, which used sterilized blowfly larva--maggots--to save her feet and her life, demonstrated God's hand in her life and proved that He can use anyone and anything for His purpose. In Maggots, Miracles and Me: One Woman's Fight for Life That Changed Modern Medicine ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-60477-363-7), co-authors Mitchell and Faye Landrum recount in vivid detail the story of a woman who was brave enough to stand up to an entire medical community for a treatment she believed would save her life.

Now fully recovered from her condition, the author is involved full-time in encouraging, educating, and praying for others with similar conditions, and this book is just one step toward accomplishing that lofty goal: "I am just a regular person God chose to reach people around the world. He has given me a heart to help people, and I have found my mission and purpose in life reaching out to others who face terrible medical challenges and other battles in their lives. God can use them like He did me to make a difference and touch other lives in the process."

As the number one patient advocate for maggot therapy in the world, Mitchell has traveled around the country telling her story at medical conferences in wound care. "I speak to people around the world about maggot therapy--encouraging them, answering their questions, and most of all praying for them," she says. "Unfortunately not all doctors know about maggot therapy and their patients are losing limbs and their lives and my story needs to get out there to help and inspire others."

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 4,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Maggots, Miracles and Me through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

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