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Man with Spina Bifida Scales Highest Peak in Northeast with Help of Friends and Family

Man with Spina Bifida Scales Highest Peak in Northeast with Help of Friends and Family

Originally posted 08/04/2015 02:20PM

Nick Capano has been in a wheelchair his entire life due to spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed from Liver

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed from Liver

Originally posted 08/03/2015 07:55PM

Former President Jimmy Carter had surgery Monday to remove a small mass in his liver.

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Parents Give 5-Year-Old Daughter 'Visual Bucket List' Before She Loses Eyesight

Parents Give 5-Year-Old Daughter 'Visual Bucket List' Before She Loses Eyesight

Originally posted 08/03/2015 04:15PM

All the stars in the sky couldn't shine as brightly as 5-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers' face as she peered through a telescope to look at Saturn's rings last week.

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Former 'Sideshow' Incubator Babies Praise 'Gutsy' Doctor Who Saved Them

Former 'Sideshow' Incubator Babies Praise 'Gutsy' Doctor Who Saved Them

Originally posted 08/03/2015 03:40PM

In the early 20th century, Dr. Martin Couney saved 7,500 prematurely born babies – by placing them in incubators next to burlesque dancers and bearded ladies.

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Girl with Rare Spinal Condition Vows to Raise More Money for Sick Kids After Thieves Hack Her Charity Account

Girl with Rare Spinal Condition Vows to Raise More Money for Sick Kids After Thieves Hack Her Charity Account

Originally posted 08/03/2015 12:00PM

Ten-year-old Noelle Gregoire isn't letting a thief slow her down.

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7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Restricted to His Home Surprised with Special Backyard Makeover

7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Restricted to His Home Surprised with Special Backyard Makeover

Originally posted 07/31/2015 05:30PM

Seven-year-old Bryan Carroll, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, hasn't been able to leave his house very often because he's too sick to be around a lot of people.

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Deaf 13-Year-Old Boy Born with Missing Skull Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery, Hopes to Play High School Football

Deaf 13-Year-Old Boy Born with Missing Skull Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery, Hopes to Play High School Football

Originally posted 07/31/2015 03:50PM

Thirteen-year-old Alex Spraggins doesn't let anything stand in the way of his dreams.

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16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Who Always Gives Back to Others Is Asking for Cards for His Birthday: 'It Makes Me Feel Special'

16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Who Always Gives Back to Others Is Asking for Cards for His Birthday: 'It Makes Me Feel Special'

Originally posted 07/31/2015 03:00PM

Sixteen-year-old Chris West has performed hundreds of selfless acts over the years, and now for the first time, he’s asking for something for himself.

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This Boston Doctor Has a Rare Condition That Lets Him Feel Patients' Physical Pain

'It's Part of Who I Am,' Says Boston Doctor with Rare Condition That Lets Him Feel Patients' Physical Pain

Originally posted 07/30/2015 12:05PM

A Boston doctor was born with a skill that he never could have learned in medical school.

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11-Year-Old California Boy Is Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

11-Year-Old California Boy Is Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

Originally posted 07/29/2015 03:40PM

Eleven-year-old Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda, California, is climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents to raise money to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood.

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