Worth the Pain

Worth the Pain

How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me-- Then Changed My Life for the Better

Book - 2013
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Born at the beginning of the millenial or "me-first" generation, Andy Marso grew up believing he was smart, talented and entitled to his dreams. He coasted through school with minimal effort, but weeks before he entered the "real world," Marso was struck down by a bacterial infection that changed everything. In this first-person narrative, Marso, a professional journalist who has written for the Washington Post and the Topeka Capital-Journal, details a transformative months-long hospitalization in which he fights for his life and then his limbs. By the time he leaves the hospital, Marso will face a choice: continue to grasp futilely at the easy, comfortable life he knew, or embrace a new life more challenging than he ever imagined.--Back cover.
Publisher: [United States] : Kansas City Star Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781611691122
1611691125
Branch Call Number: 616.82 MAR
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 23 cm.

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Andy Marso was 22 years old when he contracted Meningitis B. In his memoir, he writes about how the challenges he faced and the pain he endured gave him greater empathy and allowed him to see just how much good was in the world, as friends, family, and medical professionals rallied to support him... Read More »


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Microbes
Apr 15, 2014

This is an amazing, inspiring book. If you know nothing about bacterial meningitis, this will educate you. It truly lays out all the assaults this organism puts the human body through. But Andy came through it, changed forever, but doing all he can do to promote vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. He writes very well. which made it very engrossing.

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