Mark's Magnificent Meningitis

When Mark developed symptoms of Meningococcal disease, his parents told him he was in for a real treat.  Sure enough, Mark came down with a fiery fever and cool chills.  He didn't have to go to school and he had fun imagining patterns in the purple splotches that dotted his skin.  And once his hand was amputated, he was fitted for a really cool artificial one!  His sister said it looked like a robot hand!

Thanks to the Meningitis Research Foundation for the ideas!