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Black Folks 'Amputation Epidemic


Dr. Foluso Fakorede of Bolivar County, MS is doing fantastic work to help people living with Diabetes regain control of their lives without losing any limbs.

In 2015, Dr. was drawn to practice medicine in the Mississippi Delta after having a conversation with a friend from Mississippi. During the conversation, his friend mentioned how many amputees one would see if they traveled there, so Fakorede did just that. His discovery led him to move to Bolivar County, MS, where he set up shop with the intention to treat patients whose limbs could be saved after suffering from diseases like Diabe...

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