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  • Nurse 'joked' about throwing a baby with cerebral palsy out of a window

    10/17/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/17/14 | Agency staff
    nurse joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out of the window, a hearing was told. Louise Hull admitted losing her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off. During the incident at Southend University Hospital, Essex, on May 27, 2010, she said: ‘If you don’t stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I’m going to have to throw you out the window.’ On another occasion when talking about premature babies, she said: ‘It would be alright if these babies had some...
  • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

    07/10/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 10:12 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? The complaint by the Disability and Abuse Project...
  • Britain's littlest shepherd and a bond between boy and sheep that will melt your heart

    12/26/2013 7:45:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-26-13 | Frances Hardy
    Boxing Day morning is traditionally a time for long sleeps and leisurely breakfasts. But while most of Britain takes it easy after yesterday’s festivities, little Arthur Jones will be out in the Dorset countryside mending fences. Many winter mornings have seen him out in the fields, hammering tacks into a post, wearing his favourite tweed cap. He also feeds the sheep, rattling a tiny pail containing a handful of pellets. ‘Come on Twinkle!’ he calls to a ewe with a dense white fleece and a calm demeanour, who dutifully trots across to him. So far, so ordinary for a hard-working...
  • Stem Cells Help Md. Boy With Cerebral Palsy To Walk

    11/08/2012 11:55:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Adam May
    EASTERN SHORE, Md. (WJZ) — The miracle of stem cells changes the life of a little boy from the Eastern Shore. Adam May has the amazing story of a mother and the choice she made moments after her son was born. Xander McKinley was a beautiful baby–but challenging. The newborn didn’t eat or sleep well, and by two-years-old, he couldn’t walk or even crawl. “Something just wasn’t right,” said Xander’s mother, Jennifer McKinley. Jennifer McKinley got the news every parent fears. Xander had cerebral palsy–a brain condition that slows motor functions. Adam: “Did you ever fear he would never have...
  • Father and son videotaped allegedly bullying disabled girl with cerebral palsy

    10/05/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/2/2012
    A 10-year-old US girl suffering from cerebral palsy is too afraid to leave her house because her neighbours continually mock her disability. Ohio girl Hope Holcomb has regularly been bullied by her nine-year-old neighbour, but recently the boy's father has also begun teasing the young girl with both being captured on film mocking the limp Hope suffers as a result of her illness. "It started last year we had trouble on the bus, she was miserable she didn't want to ride the bus, cried every morning," Hope's mother Tricia Knight told Fox 8 News. "He treats her like crap, and...
  • Nanomaterials offer hope for cerebral palsy

    04/25/2012 12:50:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 April 2012 | Amy Maxmen
    Rabbits with brain injuries hop again after treatment with dendrimers. By tacking drugs onto molecules targeting rogue brain cells, researchers have alleviated symptoms in newborn rabbits that are similar to those of cerebral palsy in children. Cerebral palsy refers to a group of incurable disorders characterized by impairments in movement, posture and sensory abilities. In general, medicines tend to act broadly rather than influence certain sets of cells in the brain. “You don’t expect large molecules to enter the brain, and if they do, you don’t expect them to target specific cells, and immediately act therapeutically — but all of...
  • A Simple Act Elevates All

    12/24/2010 2:43:59 PM PST · by Textide · 6 replies · 3+ views
    boston.com ^ | 12-23-2010 | Yvonne Abraham
    Everybody was waiting for Rudy. On Tuesday night, Patty and Rick Parker were in their cramped kitchen with their 8-year-old son Ben. Dinner was over. Bedtime was near. Ben’s twin brother, Sammy, lay on a cot in the narrow hallway just outside the kitchen. Unable to see or speak or control his limbs, he coughed or let out a little moan every now and then. Rick and Patty took turns feeding Sammy, who has cerebral palsy, through a stomach tube. He cooed when they kissed his face or stroked his cheek, and when they cooed back, he opened his mouth...
  • Couple adopt woman after reading her story in paper (MAJOR tear-jerker)

    08/09/2010 4:43:11 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Times Daily ^ | April 30, 2010 | Michelle Rupe Eubanks
    If Haylee Cain were telling you her life's story, it would begin Thursday. The 21-year-old said she would always remember it as the day she moved out of the nursing home and into the lives of Donna and Judson Emens, of Tuscumbia. "I'm just so excited," she said. "I said I wouldn't cry, but I might." Because she suffers from cerebral palsy and because her grandfather, James Thomas, was no longer able to care for her, Haylee was forced to live in a nursing home. No state agency exists to care for individuals such as Haylee who suffer from physical,...
  • Wishing him well

    08/02/2010 12:33:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies · 3+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 07/31/10 | Kathy Hanks
    GREAT BEND - Beth Schneweis can see herself dashing after her young son, Christopher, as he runs off the airplane when they return from Germany this fall. Wednesday morning she was laughing out loud as she described the image that plays often in her mind. The sounds of his mother chuckling caused 5-year-old Christopher, strapped into his specially designed tilt chair, to roll his head toward her and smile. The idea of Christopher, who has cerebral palsy, walking off an airplane in a few months, after having additional stem cells injected into his spine at a clinic in Germany, is...
  • An Abortion Gone Oh So Right.

    04/24/2010 9:15:09 PM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 12 replies · 623+ views
    Alleyesonchrist ^ | 4/24/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    An Abortion Gone Oh So Right. Her medical record reads "born during a saline abortion." Her body has the "gift" (her words not mine) of cerebral palsy. She was born in an abortion clinic and raised as an orphan in a foster home, yet Gianna Jessen isn't going to complain. You are more likely to find Jessen running a marathon than complaining about her cerebral palsy. She just completed a 26.2 mile marathon in 7 hours. For all of us who sometimes think life can be overwhelming, Jessen is a swift dose of reality. For everyone who believes a woman's...
  • Woman charged with stealing from cerebral palsy organization (BINGO)

    09/22/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 361+ views
    WILKES-BARRE – A bookkeeper for an organization that raises money for cerebral palsy victims has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the organization over a 10-year period. Ann Patricia Hudanick, 58, of Matson Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned this morning before District Judge William Amesbury on a charge of theft by unlawful taking. She was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. According to an arrest affidavit, Hudanick worked for Creating Unlimited Possibilities, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Luzerne County. She admitted she stole the money to feed an addiction to bingo, which she played at least five times...
  • Canadian Researcher Brent Rooney Cites Double Abortion Disaster: Cerebral Palsy & Breast Cancer

    09/20/2009 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 320+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | September 20, 2009 | Brent Rooney
    British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Reveals Abortion Boosts Odds of Premature Births, Cerebral Palsy and Breast Cancer Researcher Brent Rooney says, "Since the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology is very prestigious, its abortion-preemie revelation is HUGE." On Sept. 16, 2009 Dr. Prakesh Shah (U. Toronto) had his abortion-preemie 'study of studies' published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Using data from 37 prior studies, Dr. Shah reported that 1 prior induced abortion boosted relative odds of a premature birth by 35% ...
  • Special Olympics Mom Disgusted by Obama

    03/23/2009 9:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 698+ views
    Mom Logic ^ | March 23. 2009 | Staff
    Momlogic spoke with the mom of a Special Olympics athlete to get her reaction to Obama's unfortunate crack on "The Tonight Show." Carolyn McClamrock: Initially, my husband and I were just in shock when we heard Obama's comments about the Special Olympics on "The Tonight Show." Obama said a recent 129 he scored in the White House bowling alley had been "like Special Olympics, or something." It's almost like when you watch something and you don't believe you are hearing or seeing it -- that's how we felt. It just blew us away. Then we heard the audience laughing. It...
  • Reduce Cerebral Palsy & Autism By Stopping Induced Abortions, Especially on African-American Women

    12/04/2008 10:31:30 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 369+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | December 5, 2008 | Brent Rooney
    Obama Can Become the "Children's President" if ... An Open Letter to Sen. Tom Daschle from Brent Rooney (MSc) NOTE: Rooney is a medical researcher with a special focus on premature birth risk factors. Senator Thomas Daschle (Alston and Bird), By reducing Cerebral Palsy and Autism rates President Obama will become the "Children's President". You have been selected to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As HHS Secretary you can slash the incidence of Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Autism inflicted on Black American babies. Dr. Sarah Winter et al. reported in 2002 that Black American newborn have...
  • Stem cells: Small wonders (Privately banked umbilical-cord stem cells may cure cerebral palsy!)

    09/12/2008 10:17:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 358+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 09/12/2008 | Michael Booth
    With a nearly paralyzed right side, Chloe Levine was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 1. A year later, she can say her nickname and is walking normally and jumping on beds. With one simple word from the back seat of a car cruising between North Carolina and New York, 2-year-old Chloe Levine signaled a great leap forward. "Coco," the Colorado toddler said, uttering her nickname for the first time. Those two syllables marked a milestone in stem-cell therapy, helping prove that infusing a baby with its own stem cells can repair a brain ravaged by cerebral palsy. Before a one-time...
  • Study finds Epsom salts may reduce occurrence of cerebral palsy

    09/05/2008 6:05:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 268+ views
    star ledger ^ | 08.28.08 | angela stewart
    A common household substance may be the key to reducing the number of babies born each year with cerebral palsy, a study being published today has found. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that infusing pregnant women at risk of premature birth with magnesium sulfate -- commonly known as Epsom salts -- just before they delivered cut their chances of having a baby with cerebral palsy in half. The study's authors say the findings could translate into immediate application by doctors in clinical settings, where about 3 of every 1,000 babies end up being diagnosed...
  • Adult Stem Cell Research With Cord Blood Cells Eases Girls' Cerebral Palsy

    07/29/2008 4:27:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 169+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/29/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Though the debate over federal funding of embryonic stem cell research isn't as hot of a political topic in this presidential election, part of the reason could be the enormous success of adult stem cells. While embryonic cells still haven't helped a single patient, adult stem cells continue to perform miracles. Arizona toddler Chloe Levine had cerebral palsy and was unable to perform tasks such as holding her bottle with her right hand or crawling. After a diagnosis with a neurologist, Levine's parents say they learned she had -side hemiplegic cerebral palsy and would need nearly...
  • NYC: BUSH BASHER SMASHES DISABLED TEEN: COPS

    04/25/2008 6:56:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 54 replies · 209+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2008 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents had told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday. German Talis, 22, was shouting obscenities at the Bushes...Wendy and John Lovetro and their daughter Maureen, 18, who has cerebral palsy.</p>
  • Bush Basher Smashes Disabled Teen: Cops

    04/24/2008 7:43:02 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 73 replies · 1,312+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 4/24/08 | moose2004
    By PHILIP MESSING April 24, 2008 -- A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents had told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday.
  • Amazing recovery attributed to cord blood (Stem cells from cord blood used to treat cerebral palsy)

    04/21/2008 4:30:27 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 12 replies · 121+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/11/2008 | Bob Considine
    Dallas Hextell was already a miracle to parents Cynthia and Derak, after they spent three years trying to get pregnant. But now he is looking like a medical miracle to the rest of the world. The 2-year-old son of the Sacramento, Calif., couple was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but is now showing fewer signs of the disorder and marked improvement after an infusion of his own stem cells — made possible by the preservation of his own cord blood shortly before birth. Derak Hextell now believes his son will be cured of the incurable malady. “[Dallas’ doctors] said by the...
  • Cord Blood Registry® Releases a Number of Stem Cell Samples to Treat Many Medical Conditions

    05/10/2007 7:14:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Businesswire ^ | 04.30.07
    Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), the world’s largest and most experienced cord blood stem cell bank, today announced that it has released a total of five stem cell samples in the first quarter of the year for transplant or infusion. Three of the cases are individuals who will require their own cord blood stem cells for autologous infusions for cerebral palsy, type I diabetes, and a rare autoimmune disorder related to autism. The additional two samples were released for use by a sibling in each family: one to treat acute myeloid leukemia and the other to treat a serious blood disease,...
  • John Edwards vs. Babies and Moms

    03/22/2007 7:21:08 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 14 replies · 766+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 21 March 2007 | Michael Fumento
    John Edwards vs. Babies and Moms By Michael Fumento The American Spectator, March 21, 2007 Copyright 2007 The American Spectator John Edwards, being neither a woman nor a racial minority, isn't doing especially well in his campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate for the U.S. presidency. Alas for him, if he were half as successful in campaigning for America's top job as he was as a trial lawyer, he might be sworn in tomorrow. Edwards won at least 94 cases, according to Lawyers Weekly, of which 54 netted more than $1 million each. Normally attorneys take a 40 percent...
  • Aborted Fetus Sings

    03/18/2007 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,046+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 03.17.07 | Phil Harris
    This is from an article in my archives, which I originally published in June of 2006. As we move closer to another round of electioneering by those who would be our leaders, it seems there are more important issues hanging over our heads this time around, than there are bats hanging from the roof of a Central American cave. It is tempting to pick a few issues that are meaningful to the present day's news cycle, but doing so runs the risk of forfeiting hard-won ground on issues that are old and battle weary. Abortion is one such topic.One of...
  • East Troy girl awaits Chinese stem cells

    03/04/2007 5:26:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 202+ views
    GazetteExtra ^ | 02.23.07 | Mike Heine
    In less than a week, a little girl from East Troy with a rare genetic condition will get on a plane with her mother, aunt and cousin and head to China to receive more than 60 million stem cells. Brooke Barels, 9, suffers from Glucose Transporter Deficiency, a condition caused by a genetic mutation of the gene that processes glucose from food into fuel for her body. As a result, Brooke suffers from cerebral palsy-like symptoms and cannot function like normal children.  She's the 83rd person in the world diagnosed with GLUT-1, as it's better known. She'll be the first...
  • Botox isn't just for wrinkles anymore

    01/29/2007 7:50:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 237+ views
    WABC-TV ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Dr. Jay Adlersberg
    Botox isn't just for helping get rid of wrinkles. There is a new use for it. Dr. Jay Adlersberg has more. If Botox can paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, how about using it for tight muscles in other places? That's what some doctors are doing to help patients with cerebral palsy and strokes. Botox is helping children and adults alike. Nine-year-old Andrew Carter is not afraid to fall. And he refuses to let cerebral palsy get the best of him. When Andrew would try to move, his muscles would fight him, jerking him around. It's a condition called spasticity....
  • Stem cells vs. stroke

    04/12/2006 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Health 24.com ^ | 04.10.06
    Researchers say they've lessened the effects of stroke in rats by transplanting stem cells into the rodents' brains. The treatment also seemed to help rats fight a condition similar to human cerebral palsy.  There's no indication yet that the treatment will work in humans, and the lead researcher cautioned that the strategy is no "magic bullet." However, tests in people could begin as early as next year, said Cesario V. Borlongan, an associate professor of neurology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Will not be a total cure The treatment is "not something that will totally cure stroke...
  • Family pins hopes for son on stem-cell shots

    10/27/2005 4:21:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 1,442+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 06.19.05 | Stephanie Horvath
    Family pins hopes for son on stem-cell shotsTIJUANA, Mexico — Slowly, patiently, Dr. Fernando Ramirez del Rio slides on a pair of latex gloves.A nurse tips a 1-inch long vial out of a Ziploc bag and into his palm. It's frozen and white. Ramirez says it contains about 1.8 million stem cells. He says it will take about 10 minutes to thaw the tube using the warmth of his hands. He then has 20 minutes to use the cells before they spoil.He passes the vial to Judy Susser, who looks nervous. She takes it, rolls it between her hands. Then...
  • Planned Parenthood Celebration Jolted by Abortion Survivor [Colorado]

    06/28/2006 11:25:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 278 replies · 8,269+ views
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | May, 2006 | Ted Harvey
    Planned Parenthood Celebration Jolted by Abortion Survivor    TED HARVEY She sings the anthem to applause, then her secret is revealed to stunned silence. Gianna Jessen I want to share with you an awesome experience I had in the Colorado House of Representatives on May 8. It is a humbling experience to look back and realize that God used me to play a role in His divine orchestration. I was leaving the House chambers for the weekend when our Democrat speaker of the House announced that the coming Monday would be the final day of this year's General Assembly. He...
  • Cerebral Palsy Risk Linked to Early Virus (Herpes)Exposure

    01/06/2006 9:52:18 AM PST · by epluribus_2 · 22 replies · 558+ views
    forbes ^ | Jan. 5 | forbes
    THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to neurotropic viruses like herpes shortly before and after birth can heighten a baby's risk of developing cerebral palsy, Australian researchers report. According to the researchers, these findings add weight to the theory that infections can trigger brain damage and the development of cerebral palsy. The report appears Thursday in the online edition of the British Medical Journal.
  • Abortion Survivor Visits University of Michigan for Student Talk

    10/26/2005 5:21:51 PM PDT · by emiller · 10 replies · 1,190+ views
    Life News ^ | 10-25-05 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Gianna Jessen is a 28 year-old woman who is interested in real estate, singing and song writing. But she almost never have the chance to engage in those interests because her mother had an abortion. Somehow, despite spending 18 hours in a chemical solution intended to kill her, Jessen survived. As Jessen turned to Christianity, she says she's found forgiveness for her mother and the ability to deal with Cerebral Palsy -- something she calls a gift. "When you have the gift of cerebral palsy, you are destined to live an extraordinary life," Jessen told students...
  • A fighter called Siddharth(How he beat cerebral palsy)

    03/30/2005 10:37:42 AM PST · by samsonite · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Rediff US ^ | March 30, 2005 | Shobha Warrier
    Siddharth G J's mother and father are proud parents. And that's not because of his masters in economics with distinction. The 24-year-old has faced tougher tests, fought bigger bogeys and crossed higher hurdles with his indomitable fighting spirit. Siddharth has cerebral palsy. In medical-speak, that means an affliction caused by the cut-off of oxygen to the brain at the time of birth or early infancy. It irreversibly damages the communication between the brain and muscles, resulting in lack of coordination in muscular movements and defects in posture. In real life, it means being considered mentally retarded, being looked down upon,...
  • New Evidence on Main Cause of Cerebral Palsy (Edwards will have to find a new gravy train)

    11/06/2004 11:56:52 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 38 replies · 4,720+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/2/04 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    A new study undermines the long-held belief among obstetricians that oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia, is the main cause of cerebral palsy in premature infants. The study, published in the October issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that the brain injury that leads to cerebral palsy was much more commonly associated with infection than with hypoxia. The new findings, said Dr. Ernest Graham, an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins and the lead author of the study, have important implications for both research and clinical practice. "This changes our thinking," Dr....
  • THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

    10/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,952+ views
    BRIAN TRACY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BRIAN TRACY
    The Emperor Has No Clothes By: Brian Tracy John Kerry is neither a “war hero” nor a “patriot.” It is about time that someone pointed out that “the emperor has no clothes” and that Americans are being presented with a false choice. If you read the newspapers long enough, a series of facts emerge that appear undeniable and irrefutable. But no one seems to want to “connect the dots” for fear of offending the powers that be in the national media, such as CBS. Here is what we know. First of all, Kerry did not “volunteer” for service in Vietnam....
  • Florida Doctor Blasts Senator Edwards in New Book

    10/04/2004 9:29:22 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 13 replies · 1,191+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 4 | PRNewswire
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 4 -- Spartacus Press is pleased to announce the release of the new book, "Senator Edwards and the Destruction of American Healthcare," by Glenn W. Knox MD, FACS. It is the first definitive work to criticize Senator Edwards and his positions on healthcare. This book is written for both healthcare professionals and the general public. Did you know: - Senator Edwards used "junk science" theories to win millions of dollars from the healthcare industry in North Carolina. - Most of his campaign funds come from the trial attorneys' lobby. - He even sued the American Red Cross...
  • Teen meets challenges to become Eagle Scout

    07/23/2004 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Melpomene · 10 replies · 616+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 23, 2004 | Rachel Tuinstra
    EVERETT — If the Boy Scouts gave out merit badges for perseverance, Sam Roe would have one more for his collection. As it stands, the newly minted Eagle Scout has 31, more than enough to earn Scouting's highest honor. But the badge-covered sash the 15-year-old wore yesterday during his Eagle Scout ceremony aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln told only part of the story. A very small part. Under Boy Scout rules, Roe, who was born with cerebral palsy, could have had special accommodations made for his physical disabilities while he fulfilled the requirements for Eagle Scout. But Roe, who wears...
  • In Trial Work, Edwards Left a Trademark (REPOST)

    07/12/2004 11:06:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 880+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> January 31, 2004 In Trial Work, Edwards Left a TrademarkBy ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS n 1985, a 31-year-old North Carolina lawyer named John Edwards stood before a jury and channeled the words of an unborn baby girl. Referring to an hour-by-hour record of a fetal heartbeat monitor, Mr. Edwards told the jury: "She said at 3, `I'm fine.' She said at 4, `I'm having a little trouble, but I'm doing O.K.' Five, she said, `I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she said, `I need out.' " But the obstetrician, he argued in an artful...
  • Savage going off on Edwards- Cerebral Palsy

    07/07/2004 7:53:16 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 42 replies · 2,353+ views
    self | 7/7/04 | self
    Michael Savage going off on John Edwards (the political equivalent of breast implants.) and his past with junk science, court ripoffs, and cerebral palsy suits. Some of the things he quoted from WND: "As newly announced vice-presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards' record is scrutinized, political critics are re-examining claims the former trial lawyer amassed much of the personal fortune that financed his political career by winning legal cases based on "junk science." Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry named the North Carolina senator as his running mate yesterday, calling him "a champion for middle class Americans." CNSNews.com first reported in January how...
  • FDA Approves Human Brain Implant Devices

    04/14/2004 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 456+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | By JUSTIN POPE
    BOSTON (AP) - For years, futurists have dreamed of machines that can read minds, then act on instructions as they are thought. Now, human trials are set to begin on a brain-computer interface involving implants. Cyberkinetics Inc. of Foxboro, Mass., has received Food and Drug Administration approval to begin a clinical trial in which four-square-millimeter chips will be placed beneath the skulls of paralyzed patients. If successful, the chips could allow patients to command a computer to act - merely by thinking about the instructions they wish to send. It's a small, early step in a mission to improve the...
  • John Edwards Responds to 'Junk Science' Allegations

    02/02/2004 3:28:58 PM PST · by yhwhsman · 18 replies · 334+ views
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | February 02, 2004 | Marc Morano
    John Edwards Responds to 'Junk Science' Allegations By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer February 02, 2004(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Edwards, the North Carolina Democrat who's running for his party's presidential nomination, conceded that infant cerebral palsy usually is not the fault of the doctors who deliver the baby -- even though he argued otherwise in his days as a trial lawyer. Edwards was responding to allegations first reported by CNSNews.com on Jan. 20. The CNSNews.com report noted that a large part of Edwards' legal career was based on "junk science," which allowed him to win hugely lucrative legal judgments...
  • Texas warns of abortion-cerebral palsy link

    12/30/2003 3:50:41 AM PST · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 221+ views
    The state of Texas is now informing women considering an abortion that the procedure boosts the risk of delivering a future baby with cerebral palsy. According to the Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition in Vancouver, Canada, Texas is the first state in the nation to officially make such a warning. A state law, the Woman's Right to Know Act, requires all doctors to make available certain information to women contemplating an abortion. Included is the booklet "A Woman's Right to Know," published by the Texas Department of Health, which contains the warning about cerebral palsy and other diseases for which premature...
  • Abortion survivor tells story of struggles, triumph and faith

    01/28/2003 4:59:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 804+ views
    The Union Leader, NH Sunday News ^ | 01.22.03 | Jack Kenny
    Jack Kenny: Abortion survivor tells story of struggles,triumph and faith By JACK KENNY SOME KIDS don’t know when to quit. Gianna Jessen never learned how. By her own account she came into this world under extraordinary circumstances, having already suffered brain damage due to oxygen deprivation. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy by doctors who would later be amazed that she could sit up, much less walk. At 25, she walks with a pronounced limp and admits to frequent and unexpected falls. She doesn’t mind telling audiences she has gotten rather good at it over the years. “After 25 years...
  • True Courage and a Life Well Lived

    01/02/2003 11:44:48 AM PST · by prman · 6 replies · 262+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | January 2, 2003 | Barrett Kalellis
    It is refreshing to occasionally find a film that does not share the same interests and sensibilities of moviegoers in the 18- to 25-year-old demographic – you know, those who love car chases, fiery explosions, special effects, nudity, gratuitous sex and, above all, vulgar and profane discourse. If you are not in this group, and want to be enthralled and inspired for two hours, you will want to keep on the lookout in your TV listings for another showing of a truly worthwhile recent movie called "Door to Door." Based on a true story made into a TNT cable TV...
  • Who should care for Jesse?

    12/08/2002 11:25:50 AM PST · by FourPeas · 8 replies · 303+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Sunday, December 08, 2002 | Shandra Martinez
    HOLLAND -- Black hair frames Jesse Barrera's round face, and long eyelashes veil brown eyes as he moves his head from side to side. His hands curl up at his chest like a newborn baby. "Are you the best boy? Yes, you are. You're my boy," Lilly Barrera coos to her son as she bends next to his oversized recliner and presses gentle kisses onto his fists. At 23, Jesse has lived nearly five times longer than his doctors predicted when they diagnosed him shortly after birth with severe cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, and lung and heart problems. Jesse's...
  • My Son Spends time Where Folks are Aged

    08/10/2002 7:33:21 AM PDT · by oceanperch · 4 replies · 160+ views
    Vanity | OP
    I want to keep this short. My son has had severe CP Med fragile for 23 years. (yes not expected to make 90 days). King Vanity(sons' nickname) is Living part time now in a rehab center in our town. I am trying not to be over helpful. Will take ideas. My 23 yr old adult/kid He is fully active in mind but disabled severly from birth and after 23 years moving out. I guess what I am asking for is support. Actually the Staff from his other place is now inviting us to mile walks and other good stuff but...
  • Virginia Cyr A Saint For Our Times:Introduction

    07/28/2002 9:50:01 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 11 replies · 808+ views
    ODC.Edu ^ | 00/00/00 | Quentin Colgan
    I have met many good and saintly people in the course of my life, but I suspect that I have been touched by the love of a saint as well. How to explain Virginia to anyone who had not the opportunity to meet her? I am reminded of what Saint Paul says about his desire to become all things to all men. In my estimation, Virginia had come as close to that ideal as is humanly possible. By the time I met Virginia, her ardent desire of many years to live only for Christ had transformed her into a...
  • Fame comes knocking on his door [Bill Porter of 'Door to Door', starring William H. Macy]

    07/22/2002 12:03:12 PM PDT · by Silly · 26 replies · 620+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 18, 2001 | Steve Woodward
    Three days after a made-for-TV movie catapulted him to national fame, Portland's best-known door-to-door salesman, Bill Porter, has found himself knocking on doors at the rate of 80 per second. A nice pace for a 69-year-old man with cerebral palsy who overcame the label "unemployable" to become a top-grossing salesman. This week, following Sunday's premiere of the TV movie "Door to Door," Porter is getting 80 hits a second on his Web site, where he now sells Watkins household products. That's not all. The movie, starring Academy Award nominee William H. Macy as Porter, drew U.S. television's biggest audiences Sunday...