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Christina goes to the head of the class

By Margaret Shepard

Christina George at school.Christina George recently won an award for overall academic achievement in her kindergarten class. At the award ceremony, many in the crowd were in tears, including her parents, Paulette and Larry.

Their emotion and surprise was to be expected. By the time the little girl was 4 years old, she had only ever said one complete sentence, words from a song called "Good Morning Beautiful."

The story of Christina's amazing achievement starts when she was an infant, living in Texas. At 7 months old, Christina had a seizure. Other seizures followed, and they never stopped. Christina's physicians could not find a cause of the seizures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Christina George, Epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet, Mayo Clinic

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Volunteer Firefighter threatened by Tongue Tumor

By Margaret Shepard

David Farrell and his wife.David Farrell lives and works in the small town of Holyoke, Colorado. The 6'2" volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) had always worked out and stayed in good physical condition. He and his wife, Nicolette, have two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren. They enjoy motorcycle road trips, camping, and going to NASCAR races. In fact, he dates the first indication of the cancer on the base of his tongue as about three weeks after getting home from the Talladega 500 in Alabama.

When he arrived at the Speer Cushion Company that September 2004 morning, one of the women who worked for him asked, "What's that bump on your neck?" Dave had seen no bump while shaving only an hour and a half earlier, but when he went to a mirror, there it was, about the size of an egg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: American Indians, David Farrell, ENT, Head and Neck Cancer, Mayo Clinic, tongue cancer

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