The couple met as Marines in their 20s and have two young children. David Martinez is a Gwinnett County police officer.
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.