Alexis Hanford, who was struck with what is known in layman’s terms as “flesh-eating disease,” came home to Walt Whitman High for a rousing homecoming. She also took home acrown fit for a princess.
Oct. 12, 2012 Alexis Hanford, 16, contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after cutting her leg while on vacation about two months ago. After four weeks in the hospital and 17 surgeries, she is still recovering. Here, she takes part in a homecoming pep rally at Whitman High School.This was one of her first times back to the school since her infection. Eva Russo/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo