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He is just eight years old and should be enjoying football and computer games. But Ben Scott suffers from a rare form of dementia – which is slowly robbing him of his mental faculties and taking his life away. He can still recognise his mum and dad and give them...
People say fatherhood is not for cowards. When three Malaysians found themselves gifted with special children, they could have chosen denial, indifference or escape. Instead, they stepped up to the plate. TWO people fall madly in love, get married, then start a family. They embrace parenthood with delight and watch...
GURNEE — Dylan Mudrick looks like other 15-month-old babies. His blue eyes light up when he smiles, and he is at a healthy weight for his age. However, Dylan was diagnosed with a rare disease when he was 4 days old and is now waiting for a liver transplant. When...
Seven years ago, when their son first started having seizures, Dean and Amy Kriebel found that their finances were stretched to the limit due to hospital bills and special adaptive equipment for young Andrew. “Just after his first birthday, he had his first seizure,” Dean Kriebel said. “Things spun out...
It’s not easy for Crystal Martinez to keep on top of her busy schedule. Along with her schoolwork as a student at Pocono Mountain West High School, she also has a hectic schedule of singing engagements extending through the summer, including one that will be before 100,000 people at the...
HAMPTON, Conn. — A parent’s worst nightmare is that their child will suffer from a life-threatening disease with no cure on the horizon. But a family in Hampton said it’s putting all of its hopes into an experimental stem cell treatment and is traveling to Germany for the surgery. In...
The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched an investigation into a potential connection between the Gardasil vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and a rare degenerative muscle disease. Concern over a connection between Gardasil and the rare disease — known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
A teenager from North Somerset with a life-threatening illness is meeting the Prime Minister to ask him for more help in funding research into his condition. Matthew Barrett, 13, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – a muscle-wasting disease in men which cuts life expectancy to about 20 to 25 years....
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For those who are disabled, a wheelchair ramp can make all the difference when it comes to convenience. But for an east Bakersfield boy, that difference has been stolen. Jonathan Albiar, 12, and his parents said the thief has stolen more than just property; they’ve stolen compassion....