Two months ago, doctors feared Kali Hardig might not live.
Now for the first time, we're hearing from the young girl who defied all odds with a miraculous recovery from brain-eating amoebas.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Hardig says, I'd "been in the hospital for a long time...a long time."
In July, the 12-year-old went swimming in a lake at a water park in Arkansas and contracted parasitic meningitis, a rare, and usually fatal infection caused by the horrific parasites.
The young girl is only the 3rd person known to have survived this condition in the past 50 years.
Her mom, Traci Hardig, probably saved her daughter's life by acting fast and fighting for the proper treatment. She says, "I feel blessed, I feel just overwhelmed, she's doing wonderful."