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John Stamos Taking Survivor of Bacterial Meningitis on Disneyland Trip

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 04:38 PM

By Alexandra Ward

"Full House" alum John Stamos is making one young amputee a very happy girl.

Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the family sitcom, posted a picture of himself on Twitter Tuesday with Kaitlyn Dobrow, a 19-year-old bacterial meningitis survivor from California who lost all four limbs to the infection. The pair is planning a Disneyland date, the actor said.

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Dobrow was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center in February after complaining of a headache and nausea and noticing a breakout on her skin.

Tests revealed that Dobrow, then 18, had developed a deadly bacterial infection in her blood stream that was linked to meningitis, according to the New York Daily News.

The infection essentially cut off blood flow to Dobrow's limbs and doctors were forced to amputate. The teen has undergone 12 surgeries and is expected to have five or six more painful skin grafts.

The family has set up an online fundraising campaign to help raise money for Dobrow's medical bills. She is expected to recover and begin rehabilitation, the Daily News reported. 

Twitter users, including former "Full House" co-star Lori Loughlin, applauded Stamos for his good deed.

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