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Five-year-old Teresa Bartlinski was lying unconscious shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when the doctor told her parents they had called off the heart transplant she was prepped to receive. The girl — whose...
Tags: Baltimore County, Blood, Heart Transplants, Christianity, China
LONDON — Oscar Pistorius marches into Olympic Stadium with a limping gait of an old man, and the only thing you see, the only place you look, the only thing that matters, are his legs. They are blades. Goodness, they really are blades. Their...
About 250 seriously ill children and their families cruised around Newport Harbor with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for the Fourth of July. The group boated on a triple-deck yacht from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Then they docked at the American...
Tags: American Legion
In his letter of May 26, writer Mel Wolf questions why marriage between same-sex couples should be allowed while marriage between two siblings is not. The answer is, in a word, inbreeding. When two individuals with a common ancestor, i.e., a parent,...
Tags: Genes and Chromosomes
HealthYears ago, when I was a student at Penn State, a NORML activist cornered me and tried to talk me into supporting the “legalize marijuana” cause. Keep in mind that this was many years before the state of California approved the use of medical...
KWCH Eyewitness NewsHe is a self-confessed speed freak who has loved motorbikes and action sports since he was a child. But South African sprint champion, Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee due to a birth defect. He has been wearing prosthetic legs since he was just one...
Tags: Oscar Pistorius
St. Petersburg Lakewood twin defensive backs Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin said Friday night after the Spartans' 37-13 win over Bishop Moore, that they remain fully committed to UCF, but will still be taking official visits after the playoffs. The...
Tags: Florida Gators, Sports, High School Sports, Amputation, Football
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsA popular exhibit at Riverfest is causing some people to protest. White tigers are on display, and some people feel the exhibit is inhumane. A protest will be held Saturday afternoon against it. "It's just inhumane, I just think it's wrong and they...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Festive Events
Eileen M. O'Hagan, a homemaker and advocate for children with cleft lips and cleft palates, died of cancer May 18 at her Cockeysville home. She was 73. Born Eileen Gayo in Baltimore and raised on Eierman Avenue, she attended the Shrine of the Little...
Every child wants to run around, ride a bike and just play in the park. Lucas Resch can't do those things. He was born with a birth defect that makes his left leg far shorter than his right. Traditional prostheses make his legs even, but do not give him...
WSBT-TVGOSHEN – As they gathered around a piano in their dining room Monday, the DeMent family did one of the few things that gives them comfort these days – singing praise songs. “What else can go wrong?” asked Rebecca, a mother of...
While all those around him were tempted to waffle, Kyle Brindza wouldn't be flustered. Confidence and technique are all the kicker for the Notre Dame football team has. When one area is lacking, they both suffer. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound sophomore who...
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