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...up, she saw the craft headed down. Trainee dies of rare disease COLUMBIA -- A Fort Jackson trainee has died from what Army officials are calling a rare disease. Also, at the Marine training base at Parris Island...
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Bone marrow drive set in Martinez for 5-year-old

The family of a 5-year-old is seeking bone marrow donations to help their son, who has a rare disease.Alex Moore, the son of the Rev. Matthew Moore, of Trinity Baptist Church in Martinez, was recently diagnosed with aplastic...
Fundraiser for boy with rare disease

Five-year-old Landin Householder has an extremely rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Friends of Frances ready to run in Augusta Half Marathon

...of 6-year-old Frances Brown, a child who has a rare disease known as Macrocephaly-capillary malformation (M-CM...and honored that others wanted to join her and run for rare-disease awareness."This year, our Friends of Frances group...
Protocol saves patients from rare deadly leukemia

...then infection after that because of the patient's weakened immune system.But the lengthy protocol for treating the rare disease was also a problem, Jillella said."It is a 15-page document that few people have the time to read and understand...
Girl with rare disease doesn't know pain

PATTERSON, Ga. - Ashlyn Blocker's parents and kindergarten teachers all describe her the same way: fearless. So they nervously watch her plunge full-tilt into a childhood deprived of natural alarms.
Baby Gregory dies of rare disease

ATLANTA -- A disabled boy who sparked a legal battle between his parents and doctors has died.
Mom, daughter fight against rare disease

Cristin Gildea lounged on her mother's bed, a thin tube snaking 3 feet from her chest to a small tape-recorder-sized device. The device is a pump, and for 24 hours a day it delivers life-sustaining medicine into the arteries supplying the 10-year-old Columbia, Md., girl's lungs. Wherever Cristin goes -- to school, to play the piano, to sleep -- the pump goes. In the fight to keep the fifth-grader alive, Cristin and her mother, Donna Gildea, shoulder the load -- one carrying the 3-pound pump in a small backpack, the other energetically raising awareness and money.
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Patients honor longtime pediatrician Dr. McManus also sat by Mrs. Clayton's daughter's bedside during lunch breaks after diagnosing her with a rare disease when she was 19 months old. "Doc McManus saved my daughter's life," Mrs. Clayton said. "She's 32 years old...
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Goaltender has new perspective on life

...realize I may have had my last chance." Salajko was told by doctors at the Mayo Clinic that he had the signs of a rare disease that ended the life of one of baseball's all-time greats - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is more commonly...