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Halstead: Jacqui back at work after losing an eye
11:00am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A teaching assistant has returned to work for the first time since losing an eye to a rare fungal infection.
Jacqui Stone, formerly of Sudbury Road and Chaffinch Way, Halstead, underwent 22 operations as doctors battled to save her left eye, but it eventually had to be removed following fears the aggressive infection, caused by the fungus Fusarium, would enter her brain.
Mrs Stone, 43, who who lived in the town for more than ten years, has now returned to work at Tabor Academy in Braintree - nine months after the horrific episode began.
It was a significant milestone for the mother-of-two, who has had to make huge adjustments to her life.