CLEVELAND - Molly Brudnick was 69 years old when she found herself learning to walk all over again. After the second of two back surgeries, she contracted MRSA, a drug-resistant staph infection.
"The infection was making me terribly ill," she said. "I didn't want to eat anything."
"Super Bug" infections like Molly kill more than 23,000 people every year.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown brought his plan to combat the problem to University Hospitals of Cleveland Thursday. Legislation called the STAAR Act would place more emphasis on surveillance, prevention and control and research efforts.
"As antibiotic resistance tends to out run our efforts in public health, we need to make sure that this pipeline fills up to develop these new antibiotics," he said.
Molly Brudnick supports the legislation.
"I just don't want anybody else to go through what I went through," she said.