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FRAMINGHAM — Before he reached puberty, Dick Wyman suffered about 20 broken bones. His daughter, Christine Wyman Rossi, fractured her femur while in her mother’s womb, followed by about 20 more fractures while in her childhood. Wyman’s grandson, Jack, broke two legs when only 4 weeks old. The Wyman family...
There isn’t a mountain high enough to stand in the way of five friends doing their bit to make life better for a severely disabled teenager. Clint Tuckey, Philip Easby and Andy Day from Tillingham, along with Neil Yeaman from Southminster, and Lee Carey from Colchester, are taking on the...
CARMIEL, Israel — Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX:PLX), announced today that Frost & Sullivan has presented the Company with its 2009 European Orphan Diseases Market Product Innovation of the Year Award. In presenting the award, Frost & Sullivan noted the Company’s impressive display of technology and innovative efforts in developing prGCD,...
SAINT JOHN – With a pile of wet suds and some dirty cars, a collision repair shop hopes to set a Guinness World Record and help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. King CarStar Collision, on Rothesay Avenue, will join 80 other franchise locations in a national car wash Saturday...
A golf tournament and banquet Saturday will memorialize a former University of Oklahoma student and benefit a scholarship named in his honor. Events in A Servant’s Heart Weekend are in memory of William “Billy” Khourie II. The 22-year-old died Jan. 6 from a head injury he sustained while snowboarding in...
The Sabo family of Rutherford will host its third-annual Fragile X benefit at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair Thursday, June 25. The benefit will begin with a barbecue at 6 p.m. Then at 7:05 p.m., the New Jersey Jackals will take on the Worcester Tornadoes. Tickets for the baseball game...
A fundraiser will be held Thursday for Zachary Ghazali, a 17-year-old LaSalle boy who travels to China for medical treatment of a rare and terminal genetic disorder that attacks the immune system. Ghazali suffers from the incurable Friedreich’s ataxia, which progressively sabotages the co-ordination of the arms and legs, diminishes...
Gabbie Strauss will slowly die from the inside out if a cure for an extremely rare disease can’t be found. The 19-month-old infant may look the picture of perfect health, but sadly that’s not the case. Gabbie is suffering from cystinosis, an incurable metabolic disease where the amino acid cystine...
In an effort to raise funds to pay for a lung transplant needed by Lodi resident Alicia Brogle, the Brogle family will hold a yard sale Friday through Sunday at 729 Westwood Ave. in Lodi. Brogle, 32, lives with cystic fibrosis and needs to use an oxygen machine to breath...