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Nick Godejohn’s Disability — Plus, What His Parents Think of His Crime

In police tapes on HBO’s Mommy Dead and Dearest documentary, we hear Godejohn’s mother, Stephanie, offer her account of the couple’s brief stay. “You know, it was weird because when I picked them up from the bus station, I even asked her, ‘How’s your mom doing? … That might have been the first thing I asked her. No big deal, they acted like nothing.”

Read more at: https://www.distractify.com/p/nick-godejohn-disability

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
(Image: Iain Buist)

Mum Sarah dotes on little Carter here in Newcastle Freeman

Read more at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/parents-waiting-miracle-babys-new-13871631

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 

Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline

Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline


Christmas joy for Dundee parents as baby River who weighed 2lb at birth is finally home

Baby River Lochlann Kydd has given his delighted mum and dad the best gift ever after being allowed home in time for Christmas.

River weighed only 2lb when he was born, 14 weeks premature, at Ninewells Hospital in August.

Now he has grown to a healthy 8lb and is set to spend his first Christmas at home with mum Gemma and dad Barry.

Having spent all of his young life in hospital, Gemma and Barry were desperately hoping for a Christmas miracle to get their baby boy out of Ninewells in time for the big day.

Parents Gemma and Barry
Barry holds baby River in hospital, but will now have him home for Christmas

Speaking at home in Broughty Ferry today Barry, 37, an audio visual engineer, said: “This is what we had been hoping and

Read more at: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/christmas-joy-for-dundee-parents-as-baby-river-who-weighed-2lb-at-birth-is-finally-home/

Parents share heartbreaking footage of CPR on their baby after she was almost killed by cold

 If your baby is not responding to you and you think they are unresponsive try to see if they react when you gently tap or flick the sole of their foot. 

If they do not wake up or respond to you they are likely to be unresponsive.

Check to see if they are still breathing normally. If they are unresponsive and not breathing normally open their airway and check their breathing again by looking for chest movement, listening for the sounds of normal breathing and seeing if you can feel their breath on your cheek.

If they are not breathing normally, you need to start CPR straight away.  

If someone is with you, get them to call 999 or 112 for emergency help.

If you’re on your own, you need to give one minute’s worth of CPR before you can call for help.

How to perform CPR on

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6409425/Eight-week-old-baby-spent-five-days-COMA-catching-common-cold-peck-lips.html

Parents of girl, 4, who died of adenovirus in New Jersey facility say daughter was ‘neglected’

The parents of a four-year-old girl who died in a viral outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey pediatric care facility are calling for it to be shut down.

Dorcase Dolcin is one of 10 severely disabled children who died at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. 

In total, 27 children and one staff member have contracted the illness – with 17 currently battling the infection.

The outbreak was reported days after inspectors found ‘handwashing deficiencies’ at the facility, which houses elderly people and children.

Dorcase was born developmentally disabled due to a lack of oxygen while in the womb, leaving her completely incapacitated and immunocompromised.

Her parents, Modeline Auguste and Ocrioimy Dolcin, are accusing the staff of negligence, saying they often found their daughter sitting in dirty diapers and that she wasn’t even given a flu shot prior to her death.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6355511/Parents-girl-4-died-adenovirus-New-Jersey-facility-say-daughter-neglected.html

TV picks for Sept. 22-27: ‘Big Bang Theory, ‘ ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Single Parents’

Out with a bang

Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon dominates the first two episodes of the final season of “The Big Bang Theory,” but there’s an interesting twist involving Raj (Kunal Nayyar) that may set the stage for a future spinoff. Hey, if CBS can score with “Young Sheldon” (also returning this week) then why not “Old Raj”?

7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, WCCO, Ch. 4

It takes a village

“Single Parents” could be a pretty standard sitcom, but the top-notch cast, which includes “SNL’s” Taran Killam and Brad Garrett of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” helps elevate the antics that involve moms and dads who take a group approach to raising their kids.

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Heaven can wait

You would think “The Good Place” would have run out of twists by now, but early episodes of the third season show this inventive meta-sitcom is

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/tv-picks-for-sept-22-27-big-bang-theory-the-good-place-single-parents/493900041/

Judge Tells 30-Year-Old Man To Get Out Of Parents’ House After Living Rent-Free

A 30-year-old New York man is packing his bags and leaving his parent’s home — because a judge said so.

Judge Donald Greenwood on Tuesday ordered Michael Rotondo to vacate his childhood bedroom in his parent’s Camillus home.

Rotondo’s parents, Christina and Mark Rotonda, took the unusual step of turning to the court after their son ignored repeated requests to move out. In court, Michael Rotondo argued that he was entitled to six months notice, a point Greenwood explained only applied to landlord-tenant contracts.

Rotondo has been living at his parent’s home for the past eight years and does not pay rent. In his early twenties, he lived in his own apartment for a period of a year before moving back in with his parents.

Rotondo’s parents first asked him to leave in February in a note. It read:

“Michael, After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Michael-Rotondo-new-york-parents-house-leave-judge

Parents who exercise may boost intelligence of future generations

Parents who exercise may boost the intelligence of future generations, study finds

  • Active mice are more likely to have offspring with improved abilities to learn
  • Such offspring also show advanced communication between brain cells
  • Exercise boosts offsprings’ intelligence by altering DNA in their fathers’ sperm 
  • Previous research suggests being active boosts oxygen levels to the brain
  • This may enhance people’s memories, productivity and decision-making skills

Parents who exercise may boost the intelligence of future generations, new research suggests.    

Active mice are more likely to have offspring that show improved abilities to learn compared to rodents whose movement is restricted, a German study found today.

Such offspring also have better communication between

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5599503/Parents-exercise-boost-intelligence-future-generations-study-finds.html

Parents Beat And Poured Hot Oil On Teen For Not Agreeing To Forced Marriage

Maarib Al Hishmawi was 15 years old when her parents told her they’d found someone for her to marry. The man would pay the family $20,000 for the arrangement. Maarib balked at the prospect, and according to the San Antonio Express News, that’s when the beating started. 

Not just ordinary physical beating, either. 

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said she was choked to the point of unconsciousness at one point.

“This young lady, at various times over that time period was subjected to some pretty bad abuse because she didn’t want to be married to this person,” Salazar said. “Several times it was reported to us that this young lady was abused with hot cooking oil being thrown on her body. She was beat with broomsticks. At least at one point, she was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness.”



In January, Maarib Al Hishmawi

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/parents-beat-poured-hot-oil-teen-not-agreeing-forced-marriage