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    Hope for Boy With Rare Illness to See Again

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Dominic Boag was a normal teenager who enjoyed talking to his friends over the internet and dreamed of joining the policeBut now, after being struck by a rare illness which has robbed him of his sight, his hopes are focused on a miracle cure to help switch his eyes back onIn the meantime, he is l

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    New and Old Aussies Celebrate Together on Australia Day

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Residents of the Hills Shire will celebrate what it means to be Australian with nearly 200 people gaining their citizenship at a special Australia Day ceremony on January 24The invitation-only event will start at 6pm at the Hills Centre, Carrington RoadHills Shire residents from more than 20 diff

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    Thank You for Helping Us to Care for Nancie

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    The family of a toddler diagnosed with a rare muscle disease have thanked the community for rallying aroundNancie Seaber was born a healthy 7lbs 6.5oz at Colchester General Hospital in June 2009But early last year, her parents Philip and Gemma began to notice Nancie was struggling to sit up and c

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    Girl, Seven, Appeals for Medical Help

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    Nakasha Kalamba Ngondo, 7, is suffering from a rare brain condition which started when she joined nursery school at the age of five years and is now appealing for medical assistanceNakasha lives with her mother Victoria Kalamba Ngondo who is a single parent of three in Mwatate District, Mwatate lo

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    Mystery Illness Upends Lives of Soldier, Family

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    The disease began to present itself about two years agoA little memory loss, a slight hand twitch. Karin Harriss barely noticed the changes in her husband, Chris, a chief warrant officer 2 at Fort BraggKarin put a basket beside the door leading to the garage so Chris could easily remember where h

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    Iraqi National Wins 24-Year-Long 'Face-Off'

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    One half of his face looked his age — 24 years, and the other looked like that of a man almost thrice his ageAli Dambos Laftah, a businessman from Babil, Iraq, suffered from a rare disease — Romberg syndrome — since the age of six. It made the right half of his face shrinkabnormallyRomberg

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    At 10, Sara Pavesi Uses Her Talents as a Dancer to Bring Attention to the Rare Disease Neurofibromatosis

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    Call it a mother’s intuition that led Theresa Pavesi to know something was not quite right with the health of her beautiful baby girlPatches of darker skin discoloration on her daughter’s back and arm prompted her to visit the family doctor. She was sent home with assurances that it was nothin

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    Triplet Families Look Back on a Tough Year

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    Triplet brothers who have been blighted by illness since they were born continue to smile through their problemsSam, Ben and Joe Cunningham, of Ellesmere Road, Walton, have been ill throughout their three years of life and are now facing another challengeIdentical tots Ben and Joe have been diagn

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    Black Eyed Peas Star Has Rare Eye Disorder

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas star apl.de.ap has revealed he is legally blind, because he was diagnosed with rare genetic eye disorder nystagmusThe rapper says he constantly suffers from blurry vision and severe nearsightedness because of the condition"I'm good at shapes. If I'm not close, even if it's big, I

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    Family Affair / the Choens

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    The cast: Rafi (54‏), Reut (46‏), Sheli (10‏), Neta (8‏) and Larry ‏(guide dog, 7The home: Shivat Haminim neighborhood, one-story, walnut, lemon and cumquat-shaded ‏(“Yevgeny’s in charge”‏). The white panels and green roof are U.S. imports ‏(“just the exterior”‏); open-

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