The world is on the brink of another pandemic, but this time, it could have a much bigger impact on the people who live and work in it than any other in human history.
In this new documentary, CBS News reporter John Miller explores the birth of a 10 month old girl, who became the face of viral internet pandemic awareness.
Her name was Kali, and she lived at home with her parents, and they named her after her favorite superhero character.
She’s now 17 years old.
Miller traveled to a small village in India to meet her family and find out how Kali’s story helped to launch an online movement that brought thousands of people to sign a petition to raise awareness of the deadly pandemic.
Miller met the family, who is now in their 50s.
Kali’s mother, Dina, said she had no idea that her daughter had made the viral news.
But she said she felt like she had to speak up to stop the pandemic spreading.
“She was my baby.
She was my child,” Dina said.
“I felt like I had to say something.
I had no other choice.
So I signed it.”
Miller also met a woman named Manish, who was named after a Hindu goddess.
Manish said he was also a victim of the pandemics.
Miller’s story was featured on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” last season, and the series’ creator, Robert Carlock, said he has always admired Miller’s bravery.
Miller is still recovering from the viral internet frenzy that followed her birth.
He was hospitalized, and doctors removed his organs to help save his heart.
He is now a certified physical therapist.CBS News’ Dina Dombrowski contributed to this report.