Dr. Dirk Haselow of the Arkansas Department of Health told CNN affiliate WMC that Kali's case was "one of the most severe infections that we know of."
"Ninety-nine percent of people who get it die," Haselow said.
But not Kali. She wasn't about to give up that easily. "Thank you for praying for me, everybody," she said on "New Day."
Traci has a message for parents out there who might be wondering how they can keep their children safe against this microscopic amoeba.
"If you believe that there's something more wrong with your daughter or your son than a simple virus or stomach flu, stay in there, hang in there. Talk to the doctor... and reassure them that this is not a normal illness."