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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

‘General Hospital’ EP Frank Valentini Talks Toys for Tots & Christmas Cheer for Anna Devane

General Hospital takes a break from its regular itinerary of surgeries and shoot-outs to continue the Christmastime tradition of helping those in need.

For the sixth year in a row, the popular soap opera has partnered with Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which brings toys to children in need each holiday season. In addition to taking part in a real-life toy drive at the Disney Store in Glendale, Calif., the Toys for Tots program is also being incorporated into episodes including GH’s Friday, December 21 show.

'General Hospital' Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

‘General Hospital’ Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

See your favorite residents of Port Charles getting in on the fun for a good cause.

Even though shootouts and surgeries tend to take

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‘General Hospital’ EP Frank Valentini Talks Toys for Tots & Christmas Cheer for Anna Devane

General Hospital takes a break from its regular itinerary of surgeries and shoot-outs to continue the Christmastime tradition of helping those in need.

For the sixth year in a row, the popular soap opera has partnered with Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which brings toys to children in need each holiday season. In addition to taking part in a real-life toy drive at the Disney Store in Glendale, Calif., the Toys for Tots program is also being incorporated into episodes including GH’s Friday, December 21 show.

'General Hospital' Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

‘General Hospital’ Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

See your favorite residents of Port Charles getting in on the fun for a good cause.

Even though shootouts and surgeries tend to take a backseat during Christmastime in Port Charles, there’s still plenty of drama that’s happening. Frank Valentini, executive producer, previews what’s ahead for some of the GH characters including Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and explains the soap’s involvement with Toys for Tots.

How did General Hospital’s involvement with Toys for Tots come about?

Frank Valentini: This has been something that’s been important to the Disney company for many years. It’s a wonderful thing. We’d worked with Toys for Tots when I was at One Life to Live [as executive producer] and I was excited to continue that tradition here at GH. We’ve taken it a step further and had service men and women come to the lot and pick up all the toys we’ve gathered. It’s always always wonderful to have them here.

And everyone at GH participates by bringing in toys?

Yes. It’s such a great group of people we have here. Everybody wants to be a part of it so that’s terrific.

What kind of toys have you seen coming in for the Toys for Tots program?

People bring in what they loved having as a kid. They’ll bring in whatever the 2018 version of that is. I’ve always donated the things I loved having as a little boy. Somebody brought in a little archery kit. I thought they must love archery. I’m a big board game person. I love puzzles, so I’ve always enjoyed bringing in those kinds of toys.

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Viewers love watching high stakes drama, but at the holidays, fans, I think, enjoy seeing the characters put the commotion on hold just a little bit. They want to see characters enjoying the holidays, too.

You’re absolutely right. As much as we all love some good drama, it’s important to take time to celebrate the holidays and families. We take advantage of that at this time of year. It’s nice to take a little bit of a break and be thankful and appreciate things and share your love with your family. It’s important to reflect on that on the show because that’s what happens in real life.

Dr. Steve Hardy (the late John Beradino) and Dr. Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon) have read the Christmas prayer or dressed up as Santa. More recently, we saw Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gatti) portray Krampus, the mythical anti-Santa. What’s up for this year?  

The person [playing Santa] this year is a character known and loved to all GH viewers, but there’s a little bit of twist as to who it will be so it’ll be fun.

Genie Francis Speaks Out on Returning to 'General Hospital'  Reflects on Laura's Best Moments

Genie Francis Speaks Out on Returning to ‘General Hospital’ Reflects on Laura’s Best Moments

The actress, who returned to the daytime soap earlier this month, also talks about her current storyline and her fan gratitude.

There’s usually a preponderance of children who are in the hospital each year so the Christmas prayer reading is well-attended.

In looking for extras this year, we reached a little further. Lisa Booth, our casting assistant, contacted city arts programs for kids and we created an opportunity for them. It was her idea for them to see what we do here and enrich their school experience.

Cameron (William Lipton) is set to get some coal in his stocking after making those special brownies for Oscar (Garren Stitt)!

Cameron is someone who doesn’t always think first. He leaps with his head and his brain catches up with him later after he gets into trouble.

Finola Hughes as Anna (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Is Anna set to have a happy holiday?

Anna’s at a point in her life where she’s at odds with her son (Peter, played by Wes Ramsey) and her daughter (Robin, Kimberly McCullough) lives far away. She’s missing her family. She’s in a new relationship [with Finn, played by Michael Easton]. What does that mean for her and how does that piece together the family she has in Port Charles?

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‘General Hospital’ EP Frank Valentini Talks Toys for Tots & Christmas Cheer for Anna Devane

General Hospital takes a break from its regular itinerary of surgeries and shoot-outs to continue the Christmastime tradition of helping those in need.

For the sixth year in a row, the popular soap opera has partnered with Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which brings toys to children in need each holiday season. In addition to taking part in a real-life toy drive at the Disney Store in Glendale, Calif., the Toys for Tots program is also being incorporated into episodes including GH’s Friday, December 21 show.

'General Hospital' Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

‘General Hospital’ Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Help Kids in Need This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

See your favorite residents of Port Charles getting in on the fun for a good cause.

Even though shootouts and surgeries tend to take

Read more at: https://siouxcityjournal.com/entertainment/television/general-hospital-ep-frank-valentini-talks-toys-for-tots-christmas/article_bcdaf976-272b-533f-b840-9b3865aec481.html

Offset From Migos Sent To Hospital After Car Crash In Atlanta, Cardi B Blames A ‘Crackhead’

Offset’s motorsports left him feeling bad and woozy.

The Migos rapper ended up in the hospital after a car crash in Atlanta totaled his green Dodge Challenger.

Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, posted a photo of the damage on Instagram Sunday and said he was lucky to be alive.

“This is why I thank God Every day I could have been dead from this accident thank you all for you prayers all I can say is (G O D I S R E A L G E T W I T H H I M ) H E S A V E S L I V E S,” he wrote. 

The Instagram post showed pictures of Offset’s damaged vehicle along with the lacerations he incurred. In the photos, his hands and face can be seen bleeding. His neck was secured in a brace.

This is why I thank God Every day

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/offset-cardi-b-migos-car-crash-atlanta

Offset From Migos Sent To Hospital After Car Crash In Atlanta, Cardi B Blames A ‘Crackhead’

Offset’s motorsports left him feeling bad and woozy.

The Migos rapper ended up in the hospital after a car crash in Atlanta totaled his green Dodge Challenger.

Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, posted a photo of the damage on Instagram Sunday and said he was lucky to be alive.

“This is why I thank God Every day I could have been dead from this accident thank you all for you prayers all I can say is (G O D I S R E A L G E T W I T H H I M ) H E S A V E S L I V E S,” he wrote. 

The Instagram post showed pictures of Offset’s damaged vehicle along with the lacerations he incurred. In the photos, his hands and face can be seen bleeding. His neck was secured in a brace.

This is why I thank God Every day

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/offset-cardi-b-migos-car-crash-atlanta

Man Who Dressed As Spiderman For Children’s Hospital Gets 105 Years For Child Porn

He’s your creepy neighborhood Spiderman.

A Tennessee man who dressed up as the iconic superhero for a children’s hospital was sentenced Monday to 105 years in prison for the production and transportation of child pornography.

Jarratt A. Turner, of Nashville, took sexually explicit images and videos on multiple occasions of a toddler boy and girl he babysat, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. He had befriended the two families of the respective children and babysat the kids between October 2014 and May 2015. 

Turner molested the children on camera and distributed the images to others online, authorities said. 

“I loooooove little ones. I love my little ones the most and hope you love them too,” he wrote on the perverted photo-sharing website, according to WSMV in Nashville. The name of the website used to distribute photos was not released.

In a failed attempt to trick the cops, he only used public Wi-Fi networks

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Jarratt-turner-spiderman-childrens-hospital-child-porn

"House Of Horrors" Adult Children Released From Hospital And Living Together In California Home

There’s some good news for the “House of Horrors” children.

Seven of the adult children in the Turpin family are experiencing freedom for the first time after allegedly being held captive at the hands of the parents. The older children have been released from the hospital and are now living together in a rural home nearby, according to ABC News.

The adult Turpin children, who range in age from 18 to 29, were released from Corona Regional Medical Center on Thursday.  They were accompanied by their attorney and public guardian and taken to an undisclosed rural house. They appear to be re-entering the world on a positive start.

“The adult siblings want to be known as survivors, not victims,” said their lawyer, Jack Osborn. “They’re joyful, warm, considerate. It’s not all about them. They want to hear what’s going on with you and me and my family,” he said. “It’s just really fun. It’s fun to be around

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/house-horrors-adult-children-released-hospital-living-together-california

Woman Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Newborn From Hospital In 1998, Raising Her For 18 Years

A woman who abducted a baby and raised her into adulthood has pleaded guilty for her actions. As CNN reported, 52-year-old Gloria Williams pleaded guilty to kidnapping and interference with custody. 

Back in 1998, Williams allegedly posed as a hospital worker in Jacksonville, Florida, and nabbed an infant baby girl. The infant’s biological mother, Shanara Mobley, told authorities that she thought the woman who entered her room was a nurse. When Mobley asked the woman to place the baby in a carrier, she left the room with the newborn.

The child (seen below) was renamed Alexis Manigo, and Williams raised her as her own daughter. Nearly two decades later, the child realized that Williams used fraudulent documents and wasn’t her biological mother. She discovered her true identity when she applied for a job that required a birth certificate and social security information. Her given name at birth was Kamiyah Mobley.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/woman-pleads-guilty-kidnapping-newborn-raising-her

Video Of Hospital Workers Dumping Barely-Clothed Woman At Cold Bus Stop Goes Viral

A video of a barely-clothed woman being placed at a bus stop by hospital workers in Baltimore is now going viral, calling attention to a controversial practice nicknamed “patient dumping.” Sparking widespread outrage, the footage has many questioning the hospital’s policies.

“So wait, y’all just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?” Imamu Baraka, who shot the footage, can be heard asking in the Facebook post, which has since received more than 16,000 reactions and has been shared more than 40,000 times. The video, which has been viewed more than a million times, depicts the woman in a hospital gown — she is barely able to speak and appears to be injured.

“I just witnessed this with my own eyes,” writes Baraka in the post. “I had no choice but to give this young lady a voice in this moment. University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC) as a

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