Brain-eating amoeba infects 10-year-old girl after swim in Texas river

Days after swimming in the Brazos River and contracting a brain-eating amoeba, a Central Texas girl is battling for her life. It started when Lily Mae Avant, 10, came down with a headache and fever, according to a Facebook post from her cousin. But her condition quickly deteriorated

Brain-eating amoeba infects 10-year-old girl after swim in Texas riverA 10-year-old girl was infected with a rare and deadly brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a Texas river, her family says. Now she’s in a fight for her life, according to a Facebook group. On Sunday, Lily Mae Avant swam in the Brazos River and symptoms of the infection began soon after, KRLD NewsRadio reported. […]

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needs

Who knew that an incident which occurred to a disabled girl in her childhood would leave a lasting impression on her father’s mind? Gordon Hartman realised that there we no theme parks which catered to special children. In 2007, he decided to build a theme park himself with the help of doctors, therapists, parents and other people. A former property developer, he sold his homebuilding businesses in 2005 to set up The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to help people with disabilities

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needsGordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when Morgan, his 12-year-old daughter went up to some children who were playing in the water. She tried to make friends with them but they quickly left the pool. Hartman thinks they shied away from her because they didn’t know how […]

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on it

 The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on itWhile fidget spinners are seen as trendy toys at the moment, with driving many adults and kids owning them. But, a Texas woman has warned about their use; since her daughter’s recent dangerous experience with it. Fidget spinners are three-inch toys that were initially created to aid children who are autistic or have attention disorders […]