Up to Date
10:51 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Surviving And Thriving After Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis has been in the news recently, with outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. But nine years ago, it made local headlines when a University of Kansas student became seriously ill with the disease overnight.

Andy Marso, author of 'Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better,' lost all of his fingers except his right thumb to bacterial meningitis.
Credit Andy Marso/Facebook

In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with that student, now a reporter in Topeka, about the disabling effects of the disease and how it's changed his life.

Guest:

  • Andy Marso, Topeka Capital-Journal reporter and author of Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better.

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