Five decades later, Fritzky finds himself navigating what many people might consider a cruel fate. Now he is the one confined to a wheelchair after fighting a fierce battle with Neisseria Meningitis — acute inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord — which left him a quadruple amputee. This long journey started in 2006 and inevitably led to 36 major surgeries, end-stage renal disease, colon cancer, brushes with death and excruciating pain. Yet, Fritzky is filled with a joy that most people could never understand as well as a strong belief that God has blessed him with the “gift of suffering.”
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