A young woman who suffered a mysterious ‘tick bite’ 11 years ago has been begging her family every day to die because of chronic pain she is going through. In a heartbreaking video, Kirsty Keep, of Maidstone in Kent, lay in a hospital bed sucking in gas and air as she groaned in agony from an unknown illness which has ruined her life.
The 23-year-old was bitten by a bug in her back garden when she was just 12, and the bite spread to the size of her hand. Over the years she has been struck down with illness almost constantly, leaving her in agonizing pain that makes her plead to be taken to a Swiss suicide clinic.
She developed sudden and severe facial pain that felt ‘like electric shocks’, and her face became paralysed by Bell’s Palsy. Miss Keep became so weak she couldn’t get out of bed, started having seizures and says she felt as though her ‘bones were snapping’ and her ‘muscles ripping’.
Her condition has worsened recently and she has been in and out of hospital four times just in the last month. Her mother Teresa captured the moment her daughter lay helpless in a bed. She admitted she fears time is running out for Kirsty.
The single mother-of-three said: ‘Kirsty is getting worse.
‘She can’t take medication as she’s vomiting so much, she’s tired, she’s weak and she wants to die.
‘Kirsty is saying it’s too much and just take her to Switzerland as she has no faith left.
She added: ‘I feel like time is running out.’