Brain-Eating Amoeba Survivor Leaves Hospital
A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who was infected with a rare brain-eating parasite will finally go home Wednesday, according to Arkansas Children’s Hospital spokesman Tom Bonner.
Soon after entering the hospital earlier this summer, Kali Hardig went into critical condition; she was unresponsive and unable to breathe without the assistance of a breathing tube.
Now she’s eating, drinking, smiling and talking. She has even been walking with assistance and swimming in the hospital’s therapeutic pool.
A new photo released this week shows the dramatic improvement she has made. In the photo, Kali is sitting up in her hospital bed, smiling.
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