DIY Lip Piercing Almost Kills Kansas City Teen

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A Kansas City-area teenager who tried to pierce his lip with a needle from a first-aid kit ended up with a staph infection that almost killed him.

Zeke Wheeler of Blue Springs is recovering at Children's Mercy Hospital after several surgeries on his knees and hips to remove the drug-resistant infection called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus virus.

Now the 15-year-old high school freshman faces heart surgery, more hospitalization and a long course of antibiotics.

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