Kali Hardig has defied medical odds and is being discharged today from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
The 12-year-old Benton girl is reported to be the third person in the world to survive the brain-eating amoeba that caused her to become ill July 19 following an outing at a Little Rock water park.
The condition she suffered is known as primary amoebic memingoencephalitis. A then-experimental drug is credited with killing the amoeba.
Kali's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The Saline County Library will host public classes regarding the Affordable Care Act on Saturday.
The classes are presented by Arkansas Health Connector and The Living Affected Corporation and are scheduled at 10 a.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
No registration is required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
WASHINGTON â€” Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.
As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is President Barack Obama, who has sought to move the U.S. away from what he has called the "perpetual wartime footing" it found itself on in the years after 9/11.