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    Sports Anchor Has Recovered From Thyroid Cancer

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Clare Balding, sports anchor for BBC News and former horse jockey, recently reported having fully recovered from thyroid cancer after more than a year and a half of treatment, according to the UK Press AssociationBalding revealed that she had thyroid cancer to the UK Daily Mail in May 2009, when s

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    First Transplant Carried Out at Birmingham Children's Hospital

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    A Midlands schoolgirl is recovering after becoming the first patient to undergo a heart transplant at Birmingham Children’s HospitalA team rushed from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the first time in ten years to perform a life-saving transplant on 12-year-old Jasmine PageThe youngster, from

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    Palo Altan Turns Daughter's Disease Into Effort to Find Cure

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Though little Ava didn't move much in the womb, her mother had an otherwise normal pregnancy. From the moment Ava was born, though, it was obvious something wasn't normal"She wasn't moving properly," said her father, Marc Guillet. "She was basically flaccid. Her arms and legs didn't move much, and

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    When There Is No Cure, There Is Still Hope

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Jennifer and Carl Kapes knew there was something wrong with their toddler son Ryan, but nothing seemed to coalesce into a definitive diagnosisHe suffered from frequent ear infections, but so did a lot of other kids his age. Speech and behavioral problems began to occur, prompting suspicions of aut

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    Upper Bern Township Girl, 7, Has a Rare Genetic Disorder

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Cheyanne Stoudt sleeps with Christmas lights shining on her from a lattice above her wood-frame bedBut the strings of lights are not a seasonal decoration at the Upper Bern Township farmhouseThe twinkling lights help occupy the 7-year-old's mind, which functions at the level of a 6-month-oldChey

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    Once-in-a-Lifetime: Teen Swims With Dolphins as Part of His Make-a-Wish Surprise

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Attending Wreslemania, hunting and fishing in Alaska or going on a cruise were a few of the main options Tyler Morton had in front of him when carefully considering his once-in-a-lifetime wishTyler, who suffers from a rare laryngeal disease, was granted the wish of a Caribbean cruise by the Make-A

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    Make-a-Wish's Latest Superhero: Electron Boy Battles Cancer and Saves the World

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Erik Martin is a superhero on a mission: to save the world and, as he says, "get the girls." The 14-year-old, known as Electron Boy, has his very own comic book and a blue and red supersuitA year ago, Erik was granted a wish by Make-A-Wish Foundation and the wish-made-real has turned into somethin

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    Flynn's New Cause Rooted in Family

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Raymond L. Flynn, the former Boston mayor, walked through the North End, shaking hands and saying hello to those who recognized himAt Hanover and Parmenter streets, Flynn and his wife, Kathy, paused to share a laugh with an old friend about his days in office and his presidential connectionsBut t

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    Ex-Comptroller Battling for Life, Not Public Office

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    NEW YORK -- Howard Weitzman may have lost his bid for reelection for Nassau County, Long Island comptroller, but he won another battle worth just as muchWeitzman was diagnosed in 2009 with a rare blood disease called amylodosis. The disorder causes organs like the heart, kidneys and liver to malfu

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    A Wave of Love for Little Amelia

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    She's only seven but she's moved the world. Langwarrin girl Amelia has become a magnet for love, prayers and gifts after being diagnosed with a rare illnessHer plight has galvanised the efforts of many, launching Amelia's Project and giving her parents Amanda and Scott Nicholds the strength to car

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