Friends are gathering to support Gardnerville resident Peggy Pedrojetti, who was hospitalized with an infection for two months and is now bedridden.
Peggy slipped and fell at a store early in December and landed on her knee.
Peggy said she didn't realize she'd damaged her hip replacement until about five days later when a staph infection knocked her for a loop.
"It took that long to make me sick," she said. "If I stayed home one more day, I would have been a goner."
The staph infection was the most deadly part of Peggy's adventure.
"The staph was scarier than …