Book DescriptionOn the night of July 3, 1996, Andrew Bateson watched holiday fireworks with his family. Twelve hours later, he lay in a coma, stricken with bacterial meningitisone of the fastest moving of all infections. Over the next three weeks the hospital fought an often minute-by-minute battle to keep him alive. Guided by a remarkable team of doctors, the staff ultimately defeated the disease, but with a cost: Andrew lost both his legs below the knees, and there are questions whether hell ever have use of his hands. But UP AND RUNNING is a story about comebacks: Its about a family that at first loses faithsometimes angrily sothen uses faith to will their child to live; about parents who, toward the storys end, return from an unraveling marriage to asolid one which they consecrate by having a new baby in midlife; and about a boy who wakes from a coma without legs and learns to live a normal life.