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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus support needed in Pakistan

IFSBH | Original Link Various studies in Pakistan have shown that Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus are among the most common birth defects in this country. While some hospitals do offer treatment, there are still cases in which surgery is withheld. For parents of newborns that do receive surgical intervention, little to no information is available […]

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Shopkeeper comes to the aid of youngster with spina bifida

Skegness Standard | Original Link Alford, England, United Kingdom —The people of Spilsby and Alford have shown that community spirit is alive and well as they go that extra mile to help a little boy in need and a charity that does so much to help children. Shopkeeper Nirmal Singh was the first to respond […]

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Birth defect again found at high rate in south-central Washington

Yakima Herald | Original Link by Molly Rosbach Yakima, Washington, United States —Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties together logged seven cases of the rare birth defect anencephaly in 2013, the fourth year of unusually high numbers of cases, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint why the three-county region […]

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Dedication pays as Llay woman wins long service award

New North Wales | Original Link A courageous woman’s dedication to her job has earned her a special award. Llay, Wales, United Kingdom —Eleri Edwards-Freeman, 46, from Llay, is disabled with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. She has no use of her left arm and walks with the aid of splints and specially made boots. She […]

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Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Lancashire Telegraph | Original Link Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom —A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit. And Blackburn magistrates were told the biggest sufferer as a result of Sarah Hall’s actions would be her five-year-old daughter […]

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Maseon, 5, launches fund-raiser

Blacktown Sun | Original Link by Raeesah Lillah Quakers Hill, Australia —A Quakers Hill kindergarten pupil, 5, is donating his birthday presents to charity. Maseon Wellington was diagnosed with spina bifida when he was a baby. “I was devastated but mostly scared about what our future held,” said Maseon’s mother Tamara Arrow. Northcott, a disability-service […]

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County organization hosts fundraiser for family

WJHG | Original Link by Brian Hill Jackson County, Florida, United States —A Jackson County service club is teaming up with some local businesses to help a child with health issues. The Optimist Club has organized a fundraiser for Molli Redmon who suffers from Spina Bifida. Like most girls her age, 11-year old Molli Redmon […]

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Boy, six, worshipped in his village as a monkey-like god because he has a foot-long TAIL (… and his family don’t want to get it cut)

Daily Mail | Original Link by Sara Malm Nijmapur, India —A six-year-old boy has found himself worshipped in his tiny Indian village after growing a foot-long tail. Amar Singh has a patch of thick hair on the small of his back, which has grown to more than 12 inches in length to resemble a ‘tail’. […]

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Paralyzed Men Regain Movement With Spinal Stimulation

NIH Research Matters | Original Link Four young men paralyzed below the chest because of spinal cord injuries were able to regain control of some movement after receiving an experimental spinal stimulation therapy. If confirmed in larger studies, this type of treatment may one day improve outcomes for people living with paralysis. In an earlier […]

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Opening day for baseball for those with disabilities

KRIS-TV | Original Link by Ila Mar Corpus Christi, Texas, United States —It was a windy day for baseball, but that didn’t stop dozens of people with mental and physical disabilities from playing in the Miracle League’s opening day for baseball. Families, friends, and many volunteers gathered at the Citgo Miracle League field to help […]

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