***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Collect of Lesley in hospital under heavy sedation 12th August 2016. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

Lesley Kane, 35, collapsed while on holiday in the Netherlands (Picture: SWNS)

A young mother nearly died after contracting a flesh-eating bug that meant doctors had to remove her left breast and a large part of her torso.

Lesley Kane, 35, collapsed while on holiday in the Netherlands and was rushed to hospital after suffering flu-like symptoms for a few days.

Doctors discovered she had sepsis and a bacterial infection called Necrotising fasciitis caused by a small graze on her left breast-she suffered while playing dodgeball.

But her condition had deteriorated so fast that surgeons were left with no choice but to remove her breast, torso and part of her back in life-saving treatment.

What followed was months of skin grafts as Lesley battled to recover from her horrific injuries and she is still struggling to recover at home in Stonehaven, Scotland, six months on.

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Lesley Kane from Stonehaven, Scotland who has fought her way back from the brink of death after she was hit by a dodgeball and a flesh-eating bug infected her body. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

Lesley is now recovering at home (Picture: SWNS)

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Lesley Kane and her husband Stephen Kane from Stonehaven, Scotland. Lesley has fought her way back from the brink of death after she was hit by a dodgeball and a flesh-eating bug infected her body. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

She says her husband Stephen has been a big support (Picture: SWNS)

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Lesley in hospital gym 14th Sept 2016. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

She is working hard to recover fully (Picture: SWNS)

‘When I left Holland, I was still using a wheelchair. I had to continue building my strength back up,’ she told the Mirror..

‘I came back to Scotland but wasn’t able to go back to my life as it was before. I still couldn’t walk a great distance or carry out tasks like I used to with a wealth of energy.

‘My day-to-day life was no longer how it was. I was tired, very tired, all of the time and on a lot of pain relief.

She added: ‘I’m still not quite there. I feel my mind is 100 per cent on it but my body just can’t keep up with me.

‘I’m getting there. I’ve returned to fitness and my physio and I’m trying to build my strength up but it’s a long journey and I have years of surgeries ahead to reconstruct and improve my scars.

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Lesley's scar in hospital The day she came home 26th Sept 2016. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

Doctors discovered she had sepsis and a bacterial infection called Necrotising fasciitis (Picture: SWNS)

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM SUNDAY 05 MARCH*** Lesley's scar in hospital Before the skin grafts 21st August 2016. See Centre Press copy CPDODGE: A young mum was nearly killed by a flesh-eating bug she caught - while playing DODGEBALL. Lesley Kane, 35, used to be healthy and enjoyed nothing more than keeping fit in her free time. She took part in a game of dodgeball - made famous by the hit 2004 comedy movie of the same name starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. But when Lesley was hit by a ball the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest, triggering a horrific chain of events.

They were forced to remove her left breast and a large part of her torso (Picture: SWNS)

‘I’ve never been short of help. It’s been amazing and overwhelming.’

Lesley wants to share her story to warn others that even slight health issues can develop into serious conditions.

She said: ‘People should always get themselves checked if they have health issues — no matter how little they are.’

Lesley is fundraising to pay for her treatment, to support her visit.