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Grateful parents are putting the national spotlight on a school for helping their daughter cope with a rare condition. James and Kerry Satelle have nominated Ysgol Glan Gele reception class teacher Laura Martin for the Welsh Teacher of the Year award for the work she did in allowing leukodystrophy sufferer...
A dundee schoolgirl due to have a life-changing operation will be surfing the world wide web from her hospital bed, thanks to some bingo players. Monique Murphy (9), who has a rare form of dwarfism, is due to have a nine-hour operation in September in an attempt to straighten bones...
MAKANDA – Blue Sky Vineyard will have food, music and auctions to raise awareness and funds for Tay-Sachs, a genetic neurological disease, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. This will be the fourth year the winery will host the Tay-Sachs Benefit Concert in honor of 4-year-old Elise Rochman. To...
Little Evan Garcia slept soundly in his mother’s arms on Monday as his parents were introduced to the Aurora city employee whose anonymous bone marrow donation in 2007 saved his life. The Garcia family traveled from their Jasper, Texas, home this week to thank Mary Garza and help promote a...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Six-year-old Jacob Geer takes 12 pills every day to control his seizures, is fed by a tube and regularly visits a variety of doctors. He will be lucky to celebrate his 12th birthday. One year ago, Jacob was diagnosed with Batten disease, a genetic disorder of...
A brave baby who recently had both kidneys removed was left fighting for life after developing a serious chest infection. Twenty-month-old Ella Chadwick underwent the radical surgery in April as her only hope of survival against the rare Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome, a potentially fatal disorder that affects one in 10,000...
Alfred Santiago the third needs your help. The 2-year-old was born with a rare congenital disorder where a part of his brain is shrinking over time. His father, Alfred Santiago Jr., who works and lives part-time in the Bronx, has found a California doctor who will perform a stem-cell surgery...
EATONS HILL — An Eatons Hill family knows the daily battles of managing life with cystic fibrosis. Alison and Ben Perkin are the proud parents of four children, two of whom have cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common incurable genetic condition that substantially shortens life expectancy. Mrs Perkin said her...
Standing up sends pain through Trevor Wiberg’s back, and lifting a box is enough to throw his arm out of joint. Yet, many who meet him, including medical professionals, take one look at him and assume he’s a drug addict. His medical condition is so painful he relies on narcotics...
CALGARY — Illisha and Ian Patterson can barely recall parts of the painful and exhausting fog they moved through two years ago, when they first tried caring for their terminally ill daughter Cassandra from home. Gripped with grief and fear over her rare genetic disorder, they would face up to...