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CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio girl is recovering after getting a critical kidney transplant - with the organ donated by her former kindergarten teacher. Nicole Miller - an 8-year-old first-grader at Mansfield Christian School - got the kidney last week...
Tags: Schools, Preschools, Teaching and Learning, Education, Teachers
South Bend Tribune ReportPLYMOUTH — Having a child with special needs has made Etta Sammartano a more patient, caring person. Sammartano has a 4-year-old daughter, Lilly, who was diagnosed two years ago with a rare, genetic disorder known as Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS)....
The Hartford CourantGLASTONBURY — A few years ago, Glastonbury lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell was wondering why one of her players, Courtney Peterson, was helping out with a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. "Her [older] sister said, 'Courtney has it,'" Cofiell recalled...
Robert Brown was healthy, willing and a good match: So why not give a kidney to his wife, who otherwise would need dialysis? There was just one potential obstacle: Brown was 74, an age once unthinkable for a kidney donor. For this retired psychologist...
For Lyman senior Adam Basquill-White, normal is receiving a weekly injection of enzymes. It is walking with a limp, having a larger head than normal and a ridge on his forehead. It is not allowing extremely limited flexibility in his wrists and hands...
Tags: Sports, Weightlifting, Soccer
Channel 2 NewsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of 133 people are living with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease. For eight-year-old Grace Rennard, a student at Trailside Elementary, this statistic did not seem accurate. Grace, who lives with...
Staff WriterSometimes, when Amanda Lucio looks into her 4-month-old son’s bright eyes, she searches for answers. “Sometimes he looks at you with those eyes, and it’s like he’s crying out for help,” she said. “Just give me a sign...
FARGO, N.D. - Every now and then, someone emails me a story that is circulating on the Internet or Facebook. One day, the information was about artificial sweeteners. I happened to have a can of diet soda next to me. After reading the article, I could...
In the play "Tribes," a young deaf man with a boisterous, hearing family learns something from a new girlfriend that his parents and siblings never bothered to teach him: how to sign. He had always been expected to keep up with them by reading lips....
Tags: Hearing Impairment, Music, Celebrities, Tinnitus, Roy Rogers
The Hartford CourantPaula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard. Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
Call it kismet. Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July. Jeremy, 34, an entrepreneur, and Ellie, 29, a community relations...
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