Twelve-year-old Kali Hardig has been fighting a very rare and usually fatal brain infection. The Benton girl contracted parasitic meningitis after visiting an area water park in July. The park has since closed and Kali has received support from around the globe for her to be third known survivor in the world of parasitic meningitis. Kali's family has regularly been updating her facebook page, Prayers for Kali Le Ann
and THV 11 has followed the story from the beginning. Many of our viewers are interested in her story and wish Kali a speedy and full recovery. This page is dedicated to the stories THV 11 has done on her diagnosis and progress.
Kali's Story Coverage
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Kali Hardig is the Benton girl who contracted a deadly brain infection at Willow Springs Water Park. She returned Saturday for its grand reopening.
The 12-year-old central Arkansas girl who was stricken by a rare brain infection has returned to the water park that was the source of her illness.
Kali Harding not only survived a brain-eating amoeba, but returned to school on Monday.
Twelve-year-old Kali Hardig of Benton survived a deadly form of parasitic meningitis, and Monday she headed back to school.
The streets of Benton filled up with friends, family, and strangers welcoming 12-year-old Kali Hardig home on Thursday.
According to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 12-year-old Kali Hardig who has been battling parasitic meningitis is to be released Wednesday.
A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection went swimming for the first time since she got sick.
The Saline County Fair kicked off Tuesday night, and part of the entertainment was a tribute to Kali Hardig.
The central Arkansas community is still rallying around a 12-year-old girl recovering from parasitic meningitis.
The world is getting its first glimpse of Kali Hardig, the 12-year-old Benton girl beating the odds after getting a rare form of meningitis while swimming.
The 12-year-old Benton girl continues to improve after being diagnosed with the usually-fatal parasitic meningitis.
On Friday Kali Hardig's mother, Traci sent THV 11 News cell phone footage of her daughter playing on her new ipad.
A fundraiser for Kali Hardig and her family is taking place Thursday night, Aug. 22, at Denton's Trotline.
The father of a 12-year-old LaBelle boy battling a brain-eating amoeba said Wednesday the treatment has defeated the infection.
A 12-year-old girl battling a rare and often-fatal infection from a brain-eating amoeba is now able to speak.
The 12-year-old Benton girl that continues to improve after being diagnosed with the usually-fatal parasitic meningitis is making big strides.
Her recovery has been called amazing, and she's still fighting every single day.
More good news for a 12-year-old girl who has been battling a rare infection.
In a text message to THV 11's Daniel Wilkerson, Traci Hardig said her 12-year-old daughter, who is fighting parasitic meningitis, had a good weekend.
A 12-year-old girl from Benton remains in the hospital fighting a usually-fatal infection called parasitic meningitis.
Great news came in from the Hardig family after their 12-year-old daughter contracted parasitic meningitis.
Doctors for Kali Hardig said the 12-year-old girl will move away from the Intensive Care Unit on Friday.
The Hardig family of Benton continues to receive more encouraging news about 12-year-old Kali, who is fighting parasitic meningitis.
THV 11 has received more good news on a story we've been following for weeks.
THV 11 is learning about more support for Kali Hardig's family and it's coming from the Arkansas National Guard.
Kali Hardig's mother said her daughter, though heavily sedated, is awake.
The 449th Aviation Support Battlion is cheering for Kali all the way in Kuwait.
Kali Hardig's mother, Traci Hardig, said, Sunday, Kali reached for her hand. This comes on a day when her classmates raise a weekend total of $8,000 for her medical bills.
More than a week after 12-year-old Kali Hardig was diagnosed with parasitic meningitis, an often-fatal brain-eating infection, her family continues to receive good news.