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    Hoops Helps Staten Island Academy's Casey Bray Carry on Through Battle With Rare Condition

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    When you’ve been through what Casey Bray has over the last three months, it’s fascinating what passes for good newsBray awoke the Saturday after Thanksgiving with sharp stomach pains. In the month or so that had passed since doctors had diagnosed her with Henoch-Schonlein purpura, this was som

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    Springville High Student Learning to Deal With Rare Kidney Disease

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    It was 16 months ago when Susan Rhodes answered a telephone call from Springville High School. Her 13-year-old daughter Allison was on the other end“Mom, my feet are swollen and I don’t feel good,” Allison’s soft voice saidSusan went to the school, picked up her daughter and made an appoi

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    Special Wish Granted

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    A Brazil toddler is off to meet her favorite Disney characters thanks to Make-A-WishOn Saturday, a limousine arrived at Ella Hoffman's home to take her and her parents, Afton and Case, to the Indianapolis airport, then off to Disney World"Minnie Mouse is her favorite character," Afton told The Br

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    Blood Drive Planned to Honor Girl

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Ohio Valley residents can donate blood Monday in honor of a local child who has received more than 300 transfusionsThe 25th Annual Ohio Valley Media Day blood drive will recognize Aubrey Brooks' bravery and point to her condition in underscoring the importance of donating bloodBrooks, a 3-year-ol

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    Girl, 12, at Risk of Rickets... Because Mum Smothered Her With Factor 50

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Living by the beach in one of the sunniest parts of the country, Lisa Attrill made sure her daughter wore plenty of high-factor suncream when she played outsideBut her good intentions left 12-year-old Tyler suffering from a vitamin deficiency linked to the bone disease ricketsThe factor-50 sunscr

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    Brother's Blood Cells Help Cure 8-Year-Old Girl of Thalassaemia

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    A stem cell transplant using her baby brother’s cord blood cells has cured Harshita Aggarwal, 8, of thalassaemia — a rare genetic blood disease that affects 1.7 lakh people, forcing them to undergo blood transfusions regularlyIn India, this is the second time a child has been cured of this lif

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    Bikers Become Blood Donors to Save Friend's Life

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Ryan Davies’ fight for life has inspired his biker pals to become blood donors as a tribute to his courage and determinationRyan, 32, has been struck down with a rare auto-immune disease that affects only one in a million peopleIt has attacked his kidneys and lungs and he needs daily transfusio

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    Son-in-Law's Marathon Effort

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    When Rob Lawson ties the laces of his running shoes on April 17, he will be raising money for a charity close to his familyHe will be taking part in his first London Marathon to raise money for a charity dedicated at supporting the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients suffering from a wide ra

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    Uplifting, Entertaining Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    After watching their parents shine in the spotlight, the Von Memerty children Oscar and Kasvia decided they wanted inThey approached hit-performing duo Ian and Viv with a proposition and it was agreed that they should test their skills on an audience. As Papa Von Memerty put it: “The little blig

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    Helping a Neighbour in Need

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    In the summer of 2010, Claude Labelle started feeling weak, and he knew something wasn’t rightSince then, he’s “gone through the wringer and then some,” as doctors tried to determine what was wrong with himJust before Christmas, the father of two was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer,

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