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Arkansas Girl With Brain-Eating Parasite Beating Incredible Odds

Kali Hardig

Doctors treating the 12-year-old Arkansas girl who contracted a brain-eating parasite while playing at a water park say she is now off a ventilator and has made remarkable progress given the odds.

KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward has an update on her condition, including what her care team believes contributed to her recovery.

Karen Tricot Steward was a News Anchor, Reporter and Content Development Director for UA Little Rock Public Radio.