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ANDERSON — “Every day is so different,” said Amanda Pfeiffer of Anderson. Pfeiffer was referring to her infant son, Kohen, who lives with a condition known as epidermolysis bullosa. “Like right now, he can’t be out in the heat and humidity, because it makes him blister really easily. It’s an...
Little Emma Gardner will have to take daily medication for the rest of her life after being born with a deadly genetic condition. Two-year-old Emma was diagnosed when she was just eight-weeks-old with cystic fibrosis, which affects her breathing and digestive system. Sufferers on average live only until their 30s...
At night, after Tammy Hruskach tucks her boys in bed, she prays a mother’s prayer for constant protection and guidance — first for Logan, 9; and then for her 7-year-old, Austin. “And God,” she always adds as she brushes the bangs off Austin’s forehead, her hand lingering in one last...
One year ago, an Idaho Falls couple was shocked to hear doctors say their twin boys were dying from a rare disease that eats at the muscle. Friends and family want to make sure that for however long the Devereaux boys live, their lives are full of joy and comfort....
EL PASO — Two-year-old Emmanuel Gonzalez felt the sun on his face for the first time in weeks Sunday. He has a rare immune system disorder and had to stay in his room at Providence Memorial Hospital while he got well enough to make his first trip down to the...
It’s shortly after 5 a.m. when the phone rings, and on the line is a clearly anxious and worried parent. “Sierra is having a lot of problems tonight,” Shaylene Akery tells a CNN producer. “We have to take her to the hospital, but we still want to talk to you...
Minnesota nice is being proven all over again. A young man from Africa says he is proof of that as doctors in St. Paul rebuild not only his face but his entire future. Even for skilled specialists, the surgical case on the table before them is a challenge. “It’s kind...
Farzana Nisha was about to lose her patience. She could not wait for the three-hour heart operation to end so she could see her two-year-old son. Fear overcame her after three hours and there seemed to be no end in sight to the surgery. Her son Rishab Prakash had a...
Chloe Bush is an adorable two year old that I visit and read to through a non-profit here in town called Circle of Hope. She has a terminal disease that is the #1 genetic killer of children under two. Chloe has surpassed that scary birthday but is still terribly ill...
It was a landmark day they never expected to celebrate. Tristan Hall’s family were told he would not reach his first birthday – so they were delighted when he not only surpassed that but is now the proud owner of his first tooth. The brave tot celebrated his birthday in...