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    Giving Back to the Community, and Beyond

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Bob Conidaris and his late wife Grace have done countless good deeds for the local community, yet they shunned the spotlightFor over 20 years, Grace Conidaris organized a weekend for local under-privileged children at the Lani Kai, featuring Christmas dinner and a party with gifts from Santa Claus

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    Youngster With Rare Illness Inspires Boxing Pals to Take on Challenge

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Kind-hearted cops plan to scale new heights to raise money for a chronically ill seven-year-old boyMore than 30 officers serving in Chesterfield with Derbyshire Police, along with their families and friends, plan to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Thomas Fletcher, who ha

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    Readers Have Called for Support for a Little Boy With a Life-Limiting Disease

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Readers are calling for support for a little boy with a rare life-limiting diseaseJoseph Tilling, two, has a disorder called Mucolipidosis II, which causes physical and mental disability, and can cause death by the time a child is three or fourHis parents Mel and Richard and other family and frie

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    Bloomfield Youngster Battling Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy: Seeking Support for Muscle Walk

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Bloomfield resident Jude Myers is a typical 4-year-old boy in so many waysHe loves to play with his Hot Wheels racer toysJude enjoys music and likes to singSponge Bob is among his favorite cartoon charactersHe delights in motoring his big battery-operated John Deere ride-along tractor around th

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    Orlando Family Turns to Web for Grant to Fight Girl's Genetic Disorder

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    It took more than six years for Susan and Roger Chapin to discover that their firstborn child — the girl who loved to run and ride a bike and who could already recite the alphabet — was dying"First she will lose the ability to talk," a doctor said. "Then she will lose her ability to walk. And

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    Rare Disease Strikes Local Babies

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Two babies in Grand Falls-Windsor have more in common than their hometowns and their year of birthThe children both have a rare eye diseaseDr. Donna Bautista, pediatric ophthalmologist at the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre usually sees a case of Persistent Hyperplastic Primar

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    9-Year-Old Helps Patients With Rare Disorder

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    ROSWELL, GA -- "It feels really good to know that you're making a difference," said Ricky SpringerFor the past two years, the 9-year-old has been helping others with eosinophilic disorder, an astonishing disease that literally makes patients unable to digest food"Some of the common symptoms are r

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    Millie Gets a Day Worthy of a Fairy Princess

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Hundreds of people showed their support for six-year-old Millie D’CruzMillie was dressed as a pretty princess for the party, held on Sunday, January 23 at the Hilton Hotel in Kents Hill, which raised just short of £1,800 for the Help Millie FundShe started the day in a stretch limo which took

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    Parents Need Your Help to Learn About Daughter's Rare Condition

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    The parents of a five-year-old girl who has a rare genetic condition are appealing for help in raising funds so they can learn more about their daughter's disabilityKiera Scott has Phelan Mcdermid Syndrome, a chromosome disorder affecting just 35 people in the UK and 600 people world wideSo rare

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    Family Dealing With Child's Rare Brain Disorder

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    MIDDLEBURG -- Six-year old Brayden Wendorff is a little boy with a big problemLast year he began suffering from severe headaches and an MRI was scheduled. Brayden’s parents, Dan & Amanda, received the diagnosis that he had a rare disorder called chiari malformation type 1(CM1). Brayden underwent

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