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    Parasitic meningitis patient Kali Hardig to be released from Arkansas Children's Hospital Wednesday

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    Photo Gallery: Photos of Kali Hardig, 12-year-old fighting parasitic meningitis

    Timeline of Kali's Story:

    July 24: Officials confirm 12-year-old Kali stricken with parasitic meningitis

    July 30: Kali opens her eyes, doctors plan to turn off some machinery

    July 31: Experimental drug helping Kali fight brain-eating amoeba

    Aug. 2: Kali squeezes nurse’s hand when asked to

    Aug. 4: Kali reaches for mother’s hand

    Aug. 5: Kali’s mom says her daughter is awake

    Aug. 6: Kali is taken off ventilator, is moving, and responding to questions

    Aug. 7: Kali is moving arms and legs

    Aug. 9: Kali moves out of ICU

    Aug. 16: Kali begins physical therapy

    Aug. 21: Kali walks and talks with help

    Aug. 26: Kali listed in “good” condition

    Sept. 6: Kali swims for the first time since getting sick

    Sept. 10: ACH says Kali is to be released from hospital

    For a look at all of THV 11's stories about Kali: http://on.kthv.com/13EHxfr

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - According to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 12-year-old Kali Hardig, who has been battling parasitic meningitis, is to be released Wednesday.

    Kali is the third known person to survive Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis.

    • Kali swims for the first time since getting sick: http://on.kthv.com/17UFljh

    THV 11 has been following her fight against the very rare and usually fatal brain infection since it began several weeks ago. The Benton girl contracted parasitic meningitis after visiting an area water park in July.

    • Q&A about parasitic meningitis: http://on.kthv.com/17UFROk

    Kali's life had been riding on an experimental drug sent in from the Centers of Disease Control.

    Since contracting the disease, support has poured in from all over the world, especially via social media. A Facebook page dedicated to Kali has more than 23,000 fans.

    • Prayers for Kali Le Ann Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/19vutwq

    • See more of Kali's story: http://on.kthv.com/13EHxfr


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