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An outraged Janet Agranoff watched in 1996 as "60 Minutes" aired a report about "dying rooms" in Chinese orphanages, where infants and toddlers — most of them girls — were left to starve. When the report ended, the obstetrician-turned-stay-at-...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsHalf-way there. Ryan Chalmers, an all-around athlete, made it to Hutchinson, the half-way point in his trek across America. The difference between his cross-county trip and that of many others before him? He’s doing so in a wheelchair. Chalmers...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Travel, New York City
The cure has taken 25 years for retired Smithfield police officer, Kurt Beach. In his first week on the job, in January 1988, Beach used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an attempt to save the life of a baby with a bloody breathing tube. He tears up as...
The Baltimore SunClarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line. Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
When Dena Skinner was young, her mother could not stop her from drawing on the walls and floors of their home. "The bigger [the drawings], the better," Laurie Skinner said. "You'd have to lock up the crayons." Dena was later diagnosed with autism, a...
I was looking for stories to write when a colleague recommended I’d check in on Sarah Bauer, a northwest suburban woman born with spina bifida who’s in medical school. We wrote about Bauer in 2009, just as she was preparing to attend...
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
South Bend TribuneThe big dance. Hannah Jacobs, 17, is a fighter. And she has a bunch of friends in Plymouth who are fighting along with her. Sometimes fighting takes the form of dancing. Hannah is a junior at Plymouth High School. She serves as student president and co-...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSince opening its doors last April, Blue Bird Market also has opened up hearts and interests for Wilderness Trace Child Development Center, a local preschool for children from birth to age 5 with and without disabilities. Libby Suttles, marketing...
Tags: Preschools, United Way , Teaching and Learning, Schools, Taylor Swift
Clark County Health DepartmentNational Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 6-12. Folic acid is an important B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) within the baby’s brain or spine. Taking folic acid aids in the multiplication of cells, allowing proper growth and...
To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan. The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...
Tags: Family, Human Rights, Paralympic Games, Politics, Social Issues
WSBT-TVMany kids will find a shiny new bike under their Christmas tree next week. But some parents can't get their kids a bike, because often children with disabilities either can't ride a bike or they need a special one that's very expensive. A new organization...
May 14, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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