Category Archives: Three Days To Live

Woman given three days to live at birth is now a college grad

Born with multiple physical disabilities, Nekhidia Harris was given just three days to live.

But on Wednesday, the 24-year-old, who stands just over two-feet-tall, walked at her graduation from Medgar Evers College, according to a new report.

“I feel so excellent,” Harris told ABC New York. “After the hard work, and sleepless nights sometimes, all-nighters, it feels really good that I accomplished my Bachelor’s [degree] in social work.”

It was a day doctors predicted would never come for Harris, who was born with brittle bones and other health issues requiring multiple surgeries over the years.

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But Harris keeps looking toward the future and will soon embark on a Masters program at York College in Queens.

“Use my brain as my height, and I’ve stuck with that,” the Edward R. Murrow High School alumna told the network. “And I

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2019/06/06/woman-given-three-days-to-live-at-birth-is-now-a-college-grad/

Carnival worker busted for sexually abusing girl on Long Island carousel

A carnival worker was busted for sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl while helping her onto a carousel at a Long Island fair, police said Thursday.

Louis Shelton, a 50-year-old Pennsylvania man, was strapping the girl onto the carousel at Dreamland Amusements carnival at Lake Grove’s Smith Haven Mall around 7 p.m. Wednesday when her mother allegedly saw him touch her inappropriately, cops said.

“He was putting her on the carousel, strapping her in,” said Suffolk County police Detective Sgt. Joseph Isnardi. “He basically touched her in a spot where he had no reasonable reason to be there … There’s no reason for his hand to have touched what it touched.”

The girl’s mom called 911 and police arrested Shelton at the park shortly afterward. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Dreamland Amusements, a Lake Tahoe, Nevada-based company, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Police

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Here’s the Truth About Refrigerating Butter

Butter can make even the blandest piece of toast taste good. But, when you cut some from a rock hard stick of butter it isn’t easy to spread and can end up ruining your breakfast. So, is it safe to keep your butter out of the fridge so that you can easily spread it on your toast in the morning and get out the door?

You’re probably thinking, “Butter is dairy, there’s no way I can leave it out on the counter.” You’re actually wrong; you don’t need to refrigerate butter. The USDA listed butter as the only dairy food that is safe to keep in a power outage. Although if that happens, you will want to take note of these surprising items you need to refrigerate.

You would never keep milk out on

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apos-truth-refrigerating-butter-170507143.html

Peter Facinelli, Jordan Calloway, P.J. Byrne, Talitha Bateman & More Join STX Horror Pic ‘Countdown’

EXCLUSIVE: STXfilms has set the cast for their horror thriller Countdown about an app which tells people when they’re going to be killed.

Joining previously announced Elizabeth Lail is Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon, Annabelle: Creation), Peter Facinelli (Twilight franchise), P.J Byrne (Green Book, Rampage), Anne Winters (Night School, 13 Reasons Why), Tom Segura (Instant Family), Jordan Calloway (Black Lightning, Riverdale) and Tichina Arnold (Everyone Hates Chris). Production is already underway in Los Angeles.

In the movie, a young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Justin Dec wrote and directs Countdown. John Rickard (Rampage,

Read more at: https://deadline.com/2019/04/twilight-star-peter-facinelli-talitha-bateman-stx-horror-movie-countdown-1202595749/

Rare genetic skin disorder causes man to look like a tree

For years, a man from Bangladesh lived with “tree man” syndrome.

Abul Bajandar’s hands and feet grew foot-long “roots” that left him unable to feed himself, move around, work or wear normal clothing.

Three years ago, the 28-year-old father went viral while undergoing a series of invasive surgeries to remove the “bark” from his hands and feet.

Bajandar had been living with what was identified as epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), a rare skin disorder, for more than 20 years.

The condition’s symptoms are extreme wart-like growths all over the body that are caused by a defect in the immune system. It increases one’s susceptibility to HPV, or human papillomavirus, which often leads to infection, skin lesions and an increased risk of developing melanoma.

According to the World Health Organization, HPV is common worldwide, with over

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Elizabeth Lail To Lead ‘Countdown’ Horror Pic From STXfilms

Once Upon a Time alum Elizabeth Lail has been tapped to star in STXfilmsCountdown, a horror film written and directed by Justin Dec. John Rickard, Sean Anders, John Morris, and Zack Schiller are producing the project.

Lail, who is set to star opposite Penn Badgley in the first season of Lifetime’s hit psychological thriller drama You, will play a young nurse who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. It tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Catherine Hagedorn overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, which is coming off of a big box office win with its $100+ million dollars grossing film The Upside

Read more at: https://deadline.com/2019/03/countdown-elizabeth-justin-dec-stxfilms-1202576520/

Preemie born more than 3 YEARS ago has gone home from hospital

A Utah girl is finally going home after spending the first three years of her life in a hospital in Ohio.

Zariah Donovan was born prematurely at just 23 weeks, six days gestation in September 2015.

During her time in the NICU, she developed such a serious lung disease that doctors told her parents, Shawn Donovan and Vilayvone Thipsouvan, that she had a zero percent chance of survival. 

Zariah was took weak to go home and no medical center near the family could provide the care that she needed.

The family learned of a specialized program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – 1,700 miles away – and agreed to admit her.

After years spent in physical, occupational and speech therapy, Zariah’s lungs finally grew strong enough and she was cleared to go home.   

Zariah Donovan, three, is finally going home to Utah.<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6603959/Preemie-born-3-YEARS-ago-gone-home-hospital.html

Devastated parents of a baby boy with a heart defect issue urgent plea

Devastated parents of a baby boy with a heart defect issue urgent plea to find him a new organ as doctors warn he has just THREE DAYS to live

  • Doctors at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital say Carter Cookson has days to live
  • He was born on Boxing Day with severe heart issues and needed major surgery 
  • Days later his family was told his only chance for survival was a heart transplant 

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Parents waiting for ‘miracle’ baby’s new heart vow to donate organs if he dies

A couple waiting for a donor heart for their chronically ill baby son have vowed to donate his organs if he dies.

But Chris and Sarah Cookson are still holding out hope, even though doctors say that three-week-old Carter only has three days left to find a donor.

The couple’s heartache comes six years after they lost another son, Charlie, aged two-and-a-half, to an unrelated condition.

But they are determined to help other infants if Carter does not survive.

Delivery driver Chris, 40, said: “If we come to the end and we can save babies with Carter’s organs, then we will do it.

Chris and Sarah say they can’t expect to have an organ donated to little Carter and not donate their tot’s organs to other families if he doesn’t survive
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Mum Sarah dotes on little Carter here in Newcastle Freeman

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Doctor double act can help you live healthier for longer in their anti-ageing series for the Mail

TV doctor Chris van Tulleken is explaining how he and his other half underwent counselling last year.

‘Couples’ counselling, like marriage guidance, I guess,’ he says. ‘We just felt it would be a good thing to do.’

But it wasn’t his marriage that was in trouble (everything with journalist wife Dinah, the mother of his one-year-old daughter, is tickety-boo); it was his relationship with his genetic other half. 

 Today in the Mail's pullout, the twins focus on anti-ageing your brain, and show you simple strategies to give it a boost — from telling you why you're becoming forgetful to revealing the techniques you can use to improve brain health and function

 Today in the Mail’s pullout, the twins focus on anti-ageing your brain, and show you simple strategies to give it a boost — from telling you why

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