Sadie Kemp: Woman wins Internet with positive attitude to 'shark hand' after sepsis surgery

Sadie is expected to undergo surgery where her second hand and both legs below the knees have to be amputated


                            Sadie Kemp: Woman wins Internet with positive attitude to 'shark hand' after sepsis surgery
Sadie Kemp has been trending on TikTok for her 'shark hand' (Photo: @sadiesepsisjourney/TikTok)

Truth be told, TikTok has really trended certain meaningful videos to a global audience. That said, a woman’s video where her hand looks like a shark has caught the attention of viewers. If you wonder what’s meaningful about this? The woman has been battling her condition with a cheerful attitude. After her viral video where she can be seen happily laughing at her hand, many viewers hailed her brave act.

Sadie Kemp, 34, shared the video on her TikTok account (@sadiessepsisjourney) in which she detailed her hardship. Kemp had no idea the video would become so popular - currently it has been viewed over 75 million times. “I wasn’t aware my hand was going to look like a shark’s head ’til it had actually been released from my abdomen,” said Sadie, according to the Mirror. In the video, Sadie can be seen humming the 'Jaws' theme before immersing her ‘shark hand’ in a bucket of water. She was seen happily laughing at her hand which made viewers call her ‘brave’.

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Sadie Kemp was seen laughing at her shark hand in her TikTok video. (Photo: @stephanielouise314/TikTok)

Sadie's issues started in December 2021, when she went to the doctor with a strong ache in her belly and back. The physicians prescribed pain relievers and sent Sadie home with instructions to return if her condition worsened. On Christmas Day, Sadie was brought to the hospital, where physicians opted to put her in a two-week induced coma. The physicians diagnosed her with a kidney stone, and the illness began to spread throughout her body the next day. Sadie was then sent to the emergency room, where she went through surgery to remove the kidney stone.

Sadie found out about her sepsis in December 2021. (Photo: @stephanielouise314/TikTok)

According to the doctors, the kidney stone produced an infection, which then led to sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening disease in which the body tries to fight the infection by attacking its own tissues and organs. As her condition worsened, her fingers had to be amputated. Once it was done, her hand was sewn into a pouch and attached into her abdomen, to ensure that blood flowed freely.

After the surgery, Sadie positively posted a video of her hand on TikTok by using the song ‘Baby Shark’. She even told the NY Post, “I looked at it for the first time and I moved what was left of my thumb and I was just like ‘Wow, it looks like a shark'.”

Sadie posted a video of her hand moving to the song 'Baby Shark'. (Photo: @sadiesepsisjourney/TikTok)

As of now, Sadie is expected to undergo surgery where her second hand and both legs below the knees have to be amputated. Despite her happy video, Sadie who just lost her work at the NHS is also concerned about losing her home. Her home was given by a charity after a financially catastrophic divorce. If you would like to help her out, check out her GoFundMe page which was set up by her friend Stephanie King.

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