The infection has forced doctors to surgically remove dead muscle and tissue. She may face multiple amputations, Martinez said.
But Martinez said his wife's survival so far is truly a miracle, and one that has brought his family closer to God.
“As a husband and father I wanted her to stay here, but if that was not what was in His plans, I was able to accept that,” he said. “As long as I accept Him and my family accepts Him and we do everything in His will, everything will be OK.”
As of Sunday afternoon, an online fundraising page had collected more than $43,000 for the Martinez family.