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Cold-hearted. Negative. No hope offered. This is how Tarra Parks would describe her experience with medical professionals during the toughest moments of her daughter’s struggle. The lack of support was evident from the moment her daughter, Elaina, was diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and Arnold 
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Cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles are all blood relatives. Usually this is a metaphor about the strong bonds holding families together. For six-year-old Colleen, however, this is a fact that might have been the difference between life and death. Colleen was diagnosed with sickle cell 
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Carrie Mason faced what many parents dread when her unborn daughter Hannah was diagnosed with anencephaly. Hannah was only expected to live a short time after birth, if she made it that far at all. Anencephaly is a neural tube defect where the neural tube 
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In September 1997, Carolyn Curtis’ life was turned upside down. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors were giving her a fifty-fifty chance to live. “I was very young and just shell-shocked,” Carolyn said. “It was like a kick in the gut for my 
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Many people are nervous about giving blood. The thought of anything related to a needle is enough to make their hair stand on end. There is one way, however, to give a potentially life saving blood gift without suffering any anxiety. “It’s an easy thing,” 
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Luke Pardue looks like your typical mischievous toddler. “He’s hysterical,” his mother, Martina Pardue, said. “He likes to play his dad; Luke knows what he can get away with. He loves to eat, he just learned to crawl and likes to explore things.” If you 
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Smiling and actively enjoying a TV show on Nickelodeon, five-year-old Maiya Novitsky has overcome many obstacles in her short life to be able to enjoy weekday afternoon cartoons at home. Maiya was five-days-old when she was abandoned on the side of a road in Nanhai, 
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