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To the brink and back: Andy Marso's battle to survive meningitis

Mar 3, 2017 - The Kansas City Star

This article originally was published on May 1, 2005.

He wakes up in a hospital to all the bleeps and whirs and quiet humming of machines that monitor a patient in intensive care.

I'm alive.

Bags of fluid loom over him. Tubes run into his arms. Images blur. A nurse is feeding him something delicious ...

Ice chips.

For more than a week, he's been sedated, on a ventilator, unable to swallow. Now he's breathing on his own.

When the nurse asks how he feels, he win

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