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    Hope for Haley Fundraiser Under Way

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    A fundraiser is under way for Haley Duffer, the 3-year-old daughter of Harvey and Rhonda Duffer of Chase City, who was diagnosed last month with a rare genetic disorder called Metachromic Leukodystrophy (MLDCarolyn Moorefield of South Boston is coordinating fundraising efforts in Halifax County fo

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    Ageing Disease Girl Hayley Okines Reaches 13th Birthday

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    A girl who has a rare premature ageing disease is making the most of teenage sleepovers and friendships after celebrating her 13th birthday, a landmark she was not expected to seeHayley Okines, of Bexhill, East Sussex, was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome when she was oneDoctor

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    Ailing Teacher Shows Heart and Helps Sick Astoria Student Facing Deportation

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    Pre-K teacher Sonya Gimondo faces her mortality daily - her rare heart condition always looming in the back of her mind, because it has already killed herGimondo, who suffers from Brugada Syndrome, was pronounced dead at birth when her heart stopped beating. A minute later, she jolted back to life

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    Oakley Teen Continues to Beat Medical Odds

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    OAKLEY -- Living with tumors that permeate his body has made 13-year-old Sam Burgis a master at adaptationThe Oakley resident has a hard time writing, so he draws and paints to express himself. He has trouble balancing, so instead of riding dirt bikes with his two brothers, they play video gamesH

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    Baby Given Weeks to Live Makes First Birthday

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Clinging to life by the finest of threads, Harvey Lee Hurst was given just two weeks to liveBut this little battler wasn’t going to go without an almighty fight, and tomorrow he will celebrate the milestone his parents thought he would never reach – his first birthdayHarvey was only o

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    Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Silences Edmond Boy, 7

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    Patches of Solomon Littleton’s thick golden brown hair were shaved off and white gauze adorned his head. Beneath the gauze, hundreds of wires stuck outSolomon seemed like any other kid until the day he mysteriously ran off with the soccer ball, way past the goalWhen a fence finally stopped

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    Tough Break, Even Tougher Kid

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    One question a parent should never have to hear and a child should never have to ask is, "Am I going to dieJust ask Jocelyn and Vicki MurrayThey recently had to provide an answer to son Hugo, a 10-year-old forward who participated in the Bell Capital Cup with the Orleans BarracudasOn April 1, 20

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    Community Grants Child's Wish

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    Faithwood: It's the place 11-year-old Hunter McAlduff loves to travel to in her imaginationIt's a special place where she and her brother Liam and best friend Kyra Ewart can play and their dreams can come trueThanks to the efforts of a host of community volunteers, Hunter, who was diagnosed with

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    Runner Helping to Find Treatment for Lung Cancer

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    When running enthusiast Steve Lee was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2007 the last thing he imagined was that he might eventually help find a treatment for the asbestos-related lung cancerSteve was told he could be dead within the year, but today he is very much still alive and thanks to his effor

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    First Successful Saviour Sibling Treatment for UK

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    A nine year old girl from Norfolk has had a life-saving transplant from a so-called saviour siblingMegan Matthews would have died but for tissue donated by her baby brother Max. It's the first time that the entire treatment has been successfully conducted in the UKMegan was born with Fanconi Anae

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