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Boy With Rare Disorder Almost Looks Like a ‘Newborn’ But He’s Already A Toddler

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Matthew Riddle III of Louisville, Kentucky, was able to fit in the palm of his parents’ hands when he was born weighing only 1 pound 2 ounces, yet he wasn’t “preemie.”

At seven months, he now weighs a little over 3 pounds. Many still assume that he is only a newborn. However, WLKY-TV met with the little boy to have a talk about his diagnosis. It appears he has endured a rather extraordinary journey from the NICU to a happy, healthy home life.

Matthew’s journey began back when doctors first figured out that something wasn’t right during Jenevieve Cook’s pregnancy. At 28 weeks she was induced. Baby Matthew was born and spent a total of 98 days in the NICU.

Jenevieve opened up about the early days saying, “Before we got discharged, they said he had microcephaly. We were told Matthew would not live very long, to not expect the value of life.”

In the next two months, the family were informed Matthew had MOPD Type 2, which is a rare form of primordial dwarfism.

We were told Matthew would walk, he would talk, he would go to school,” Jenevieve revealed. “He would just be extraordinarily small.

Matthew’s parents dressed him in clothes made for dolls and “Build-A-Bear” teddy bears. The clothes fit him well and Matthew is comfy now since clothing for newborns is still too big.

Jenevieve shared all the responses that they get from strangers. “We get, ‘Was he just born 5 minutes ago?’” Others have even asked, “Why is he so small?”

Matthew received his treatment in Delaware but had to be sent to California in order to receive skull surgery. He was diagnosed with moyamoya, a progressive, cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries in the brain. There was also a risk of strokes and brain aneurysms, so time was very important.

“We do get a lot of people who are encouraging, and they’re kind,” Jenevieve said. “But we also get a lot of people that are just beyond belief. They’re shocked when they see him.”

Matthew will be just like everybody else,” Jenevieve explained. “‘He’ll be out there throwing the ball like a regular kid, he’s just extra small.”

His family are spreading the story of his survival, in a hope that others will be inspired by him.

Matthew’s two older brothers are very supportive of their little brother and want to make sure he grows up feeling normal, capable, happy and accepted. “There is nothing wrong with just being different,” Jenevieve affirmed.

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Mom thinks her baby’s rash is chicken pox, but doctors come back with grave news after tests

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Chicken pox aren’t very common in the U.K. but parents can generally expect their children to get it at some point. Children can expect to have it for at least two weeks but for most children chickenpox is not dangerous.

Once Stephanie Webster, from the U.K. noticed red spots all over her son Oscar, she simply thought that it was chickenpox. However, it appears she was given a different diagnosis when she brought him to the doctor.

Oscar was born with a slight rash all over his body which didn’t raise any alarm bells.

At first we didn’t realize there was anything wrong, we thought it was just something normal like neonatal rash – but a midwife saw him and realized there might be a problem,” Stephanie explained. “Since then, the spots have got progressively worse and worse.”

At ten months old, the red dots were more noticeable but still his parents thought it wasn’t anything to be worries about. They wondered if it might be chickenpox, however as the spots became bigger and increased in number, they decided to go visit a doctor.

The worried parents got a diagnosis that completely shook them. Their little boy was diagnosed with Langerhans cell hypertrophy; a cancer-like disease that attacks cells of the immune system. Approximately 1 in 100,000 children are born in the UK with Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis (LCS) each year.

The affliction can begin as a single skin ulcer – the fact that Oscar was born with spots is almost unheard of. The baby boy has been treated with steroids and chemotherapy.

However the spots have continued to baffle doctors by remaining. According to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the disease has a 90 percent survival rate in children.

Sadly, Oscar’s appearance often causes people to stay well away from him for fear it might be contagious. “People always ask if he’s got chickenpox, and they often stare at him and point him out in the street – people don’t want to come near him because they think they might catch it,” Stephanie says.

His parents do their best to ignore the negativity.“It does sometimes upset me, but if you let every little thing upset you, you’d never leave the house, so we just get on with it.” she says

The family wants to educate others on this unusual condition instead. It’s their hope that people will come to learn their little boy isn’t dangerous in any way.

The condition means that Oscar has a host of other problems to contend with as well, including an enlarged liver and spleen. His immune system is weakened by the disease because his blood cells and bone marrow aren’t working as they should.

It’s feared that the spots around Oscar’s eyes could prohibit his sight if they continue to grow. “He’s got spots all over his body – even on his tongue and his eyeballs – which makes me worry about what’s going on inside,” says Stephanie.

It’s hard for the family as so little is known about the disease that doctors were initially at a loss with how best to help Oscar improve moving forward.

Oscar has undergone countless blood tests, weekly blood and platelet transfusions, six bone marrow tests and two skin biopsies, since his birth in May, 2015.

Oscar is a content child, despite his condition as he has never let his appearance get him down yet! “As long as he’s happy and healthy, we don’t care about how he looks on the outside. We just want to find some answers,” his mother says.

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UPS Driver Trolls Mom & Takes Request to Hide Packages From Husband a Bit Too Literally

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Alexis Thomas, a military mother of four who lives in Tokyo, Japan, who like many of us, is guilty of an obsession with amazon. Recently she went a little overboard with her latest Amazon Prime Day purchases, going to extra lengths so her husband wouldn’t be aware how much she spent.

Once the packages started coming in, my husband joked that I was out of control,” Thomas says. The couple was staying with Thomas’ mother-in-law in the United States.

The constant arrival of packages felt a bit obvious, at the time. However Thomas suddenly had an idea.“His mom lives way out in the country,” she says.

Aware that you can update UPS orders to include notes for the delivery driver, Thomas couldn’t help herself: “I updated my account to [ask to] hide them from my husband!” she explains.

But the thing is, when you’re getting a massive box delivered, there’s no really good way to hide the package. Which is just the the predicament her UPS guy was in on July 25, when he delivered a shipment to the relative’s home.

Not knowing many ways you can hide a mini fridge, the delivery person apparently hid the box under the doormat. When Thomas spotted the giant package sitting her mother-in-law’s doorstep, she burst out laughing.

Oh my gosh, I had forgotten that I even ordered the damn thing!” she says. “When I got an email with proof of delivery, I was like ‘Oh OK.’ So I walk out to the front door and was so dumbfounded at first. Then I saw the note and I was uncontrollably laughing.”

Thomas admits she uses Amazon “ALL the time” since her husband has been stationed overseas in the military. Alexis Thomas “My husband just got back from a yearlong tour overseas,” she says.

And I gave birth in December to a VERY colicky baby, so my online shopping was so crazy.

Still, she says she doesn’t regularly hide packages from her husband, and that her husband doesn’t mind (“especially when they are for him!“).

Thomas was shocked to see how quickly it’s gone viral she sharing her post. “It was so crazy watching the shares go up!” she admits. “I really wasn’t expecting it at all!

Along with the shares came a whole lot of comments from people across Facebook, too — most of whom tagged their friends who (presumably) have an Amazon addiction of their own.

Others commented on the adorable delivery person who left the package, “He seems so proud to have achieved this goal for you too,” wrote one woman commented.

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Daycare worker charged after breaking the legs of 4 toddlers in one day

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As a parent, you will do anything to defend your child and make sure that your kids are under the very best care possible. A day care center should be one of those places where you trust you children is in a safe environment. Well, the parents of these Florida boys thought that too…

After four children coincidentally suffered broken legs on the same day at the same daycare center in Florida, authorities acted immediately.

Apparently all four toddlers (between the ages of 13 and 21 months) were fine the morning of the incident when they were brought to the daycare.

The young boy’s parents noticed that they were having difficulty standing or walking, later that day. A medical personnel determined they had all suffered leg fractures.

“Upon returning to pick them up in the afternoon, the children were showing signs of distress and could not stand or walk,” the report said, 

An investigation showed that the alleged offender was a woman named Christina Marie Curtis, 25, who worked at the daycare center. The 25-year-old woman was arrested recently after the May 21 incident at Kids Discovery Learning Center in Valparaiso, Florida .

Christina Marie Curtis was released on $4,000 bail last month but cannot unsupervised contact with any child and cannot be employed at child care facilities or schools. Footage from a surveillance cameras showed Curtis holding the hand of an 18-month-old above his head.

The defendant stopped and quickly moved her hands to (his) upper arms and rapidly jerked him into the air,” said Curtis’ arrest report.

One of the parents of the four toddlers said she had specifically told Curtis to keep her boy inside and not let him play outside because of a rash that he had.

“When I picked him up he had dirt all in his hair. I don’t know if they let him crawl around out there or what. It took the daycare three days to give me any kind of explanation,” Terika Graham said.

Her little boy suffered a fracture in his foot but is thankfully recovering well.“His balance is still a little funny, but I believe that will get better soon,” Graham said.

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2-year-old vomits blood, turns blue and dies in hospital after swallowing small battery

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Stephanie and Brian Florer’s daughter, Brianna, left this world. Just two days after christmas. She was just two-years-old.

Curious children putting things in their mouths is nothing new, and usually completely harmless; just another way for them to explore. Some things, however, can prove fatal to an inquisitive toddler.

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. Fortunately, most of the time their suffering is short-lived; issues are dealt with and life moves on.

Sadly, that’s not the case all the time. With this in mind, we must never forget little Brianna.

Brianna passed away after finding something on the floor and placing it in her mouth during Christmas celebrations with her family. It was a small battery, much like the one below:

We are not aware of what exactly when she ate the battery, though it was at most six days before her death.

The two-year-old first showed signs of a fever, though it wasn’t too high. A few days after Christmas, she turned blue in the face and began vomiting blood and was rushed to the hospital, in an ambulance.

The battery she’d swallowed had began to leak acid that burned through Brianna’s oesophagus and into her cateroid artery. Thought doctors did all they could, it was too late. The family had to spend New Year weekend planning a funeral, while every Christmas is now a reminder for the family about the tragic fate of their beloved daughter.

Her grandfather Kent Vice explained to The Olkahoman with tears in his eyes that she was “a little angel”, and that he had taken care of her many times whilst her parents worked.

Almost 11,940 cases of small children swallowing batteries were reported since 2014, according to the National Capitol Poison Center.

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Healthy, young woman starts vomiting during hike, warning issued after she suddenly dies

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Susanna ”Susie” DeForest of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, was excited for this hike with her three friends in Colorado. The 20-year-old graphic design student at Pennsylvania College had just completed her sophomore year and was on the dean’s list.

This young woman had a whole future ahead of her and looked forward to a few days of just enjoying the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. However that would all change as things went terribly wrong.

Susanna DeForest was passionate about conserving land, nature and loved hiking. ”Susie” thought she and her friends were well-prepared as they headed out alongside her friends, hiking on the Conundrum Creek Trail.

The trail in Colorado is said to be rocky and muddy – but easy to follow and rated somewhere between moderate to difficult. The trek reportedly takes almost a full day to complete, with “5-8 hours to hike in and 3-6 hours to hike out, on average,” according to All Trails.

Unfortunately, Susan DeForest wouldn’t make it that long. On a fateful Thursday night, 17th of August, ”Susie” became severely ill all of a sudden. She and her friends were trying to reach the Conundrum Hot Springs in Colorado, but stopped to set up camp when the ”Susie” started throwing up.

Two of Susannas friends left to get help, while a third stayed with her on the trail, to set up a tent. The idea was to get Susanna out of the heat and into a place where she could rest. Unfortunately, her condition didn’t improve – it was rather the opposite.

Emergency dispatchers were contacted around 10:45 p.m., but were unable to land the rescue helicopter at her location. The rescue team didn’t reach Susanna until the next morning and by the time first responders arrived at the scene, she had died.

First responders desperately attempted to revive her while waiting for a helicopter to transport her to the hospital. Susanna was confirmed dead at 5 am the Friday morning.

She and her friends had left a bit late in the afternoon for their hike, the group brought with them all the supplies needed, including food and water.

Nothing they could have done would have saved Susanna, who was quickly overcome with violent symptoms and succumbed to the illness. Susanna and her friends seemed to have followed all safety measures and kept hydrated too. They hadn’t consumed any alcohol, pills or drugs.

The 20-year-old wasn’t suffering a pre-existing medical condition and she appeared to be completely healthy. Kate DeForest, soon spoked out and declared what caused her tragic death. In a post on Facebook, she confirmed that her daughter died from “acute altitude sickness”.

Altitude sickness can come on when you travel to a high altitude too quickly and when you cannot get enough oxygen from the “thinner” air found at high altitudes.

Dear Friends, many of you already know this, but on Friday, we lost our daughter, Susie DeForest. She was hiking in Colorado and suffered acute altitude sickness,” Kate said. Susanna likely began developing symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema, or HAPE, when she was staying in Dillon — altitude 9,111 feet.

HAPE and high-altitude cerebral edema, or HACE, both can be insidious and mimic other illnesses .She died from “internal drowning” as fluid built up in her lungs, a condition aided by the lower oxygen content where she was hiking.

When you go too high too quickly, you start to breathe faster since your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. In severe cases, a fatal build-up of fluid in the lungs and brain can occur as a result.

The decedent most likely started developing HAPE during the 15th and 16th as it commonly develops on the second or third day at altitudes above 6,600 feet when it occurs,” according to Pitkin County Coroner Dr. Steve Ayers.

The scary thing is that Susanna may not have recognized the signs of altitude sickness. “Signs and symptoms of altitude sickness are hard to recognize,” Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Alex Burchetta said.

”But it’s one of the things you need to realize when you’re at 11,000 feet.”

University of Colorado professor of emergency medicine Dr. Benjamin Honigman, who researches the health impacts of high altitude on humans, said death from severe altitude sickness is rare at Colorado’s elevations. Still, experts recommend gradual increases in altitude while getting plenty of rest and fluids to avoid symptoms.

Altitude sickness can be avoided if you know what to do. First of all, you have to allow your body plenty of time to adjust to the decreased levels of oxygen in high-altitude areas.

Not everyone knows this, but it can take many days for your body to adjust to decreased oxygen.

So if you are traveling from sea level to a destination above 8,000 feet, plan your trip to gradually reach higher altitudes over the course of a few days. This is where Susanna DeForest and her friends likely went wrong.

“A good rule of thumb is to avoid ascending more than 1,000 feet a day,” according to Everyday Health.

Since the highest point in Pennsylvania is Mt. Davis at 3,213 ft  feet, ascending the 8,000 to 11,200 feet elevation of this trail in a day, although it’s slated to be hiked in that short time, is simply too much for someone not used to living at higher altitudes.

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5-year-old best friends got the same haircut to trick their teacher so she wouldn’t be able to tell them apart

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Adults might think they know whats best all the time, hoewever the following story shows how much we have to learn by paying attention to our younger generation.

5-year-old Jax Rosebush and his best friend Reddy wanted to play a hilarious prank, so in hope that their teacher would not be able to tell them apart they decided to get the same haircut.

In 2017, Lydia Stith Rosebush originally published this amazing story on Love What Matters’s where it immediately went viral. Once you read the story, you will understand why.

Lydia’s five-year son, Jax, is convinced of one thing in life: he and best friend, Reddy, look like identical twins. There’s really only one thing that separates the two besties according to Jax: his hair stands up, while Reddy’s is cropped.

So Jax decided to cut his hair over the weekend and play a little prank of he and Reddy’s teacher on Monday. How on earth would their teacher be able to tell the difference between them if they had the same hairstyle?

Jax said he couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart,” Lydia, his mother, wrote on Facebook.

“If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is,” Lydia said. “The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”

The post received over 85,000 likes and 25,000 shares in less than a week. Most of the post’s readers have also shared their own stories of how children aren’t prejudiced.

A schoool teacher in Germany wrote about how a conversation she heard between a mother and her child. The mother asked her son how many refugees there were in his class, and the boy replied, “None, Mom. There are only kids in my class. ”

Even though their wonderful story went viral a couple years back, there is no indication that Jax and Reddy have gone separate ways. As a matter of fact, they have remained best friends!

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Infants Born During Shark Week Will Get a Baby Shark Onesie

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Parents prepare yourselves a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, is proving that the song Baby Shark can be very precious. As part of a celebration similar to Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, The Christ Hospital Health Network is providing all newborn babies delivered between July 28 and August 3 a free Baby Shark onesie.

Bo McMillan, a senior consultant in the hospital’s communications and media relations department, says how excited staff are to offer this special treat to new parents.

The Christ Hospital and Newport Aquarium are joining forces to create the first-ever Baby Shark Week, a fun new twist on the Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week!” McMillan says. McMillan added that all “mommy shark and daddy sharks” also get a treat: two tickets to Newport Aquarium.

The hospital even made a special filter for Snapchat so parents can a take sharky shot of their little ones. This isn’t the fist time that the hospital has offered its new parents a special treat. “We’ve been doing limited-edition onesies for quite some time now,”

McMillan says. “We try to do one per month and typically theme them around holidays. For example, we did an ‘Our Little Firecracker’ earlier this month for the (July) 4 and a ‘Just Hatched’ for Easter. This is the first time we’ve ever done this for a week, though.”

McMillan also added that the reason they chose the nautical theme was because of the hospital’s “close relationship with Newport Aquarium.” They’re hailed as the “Shark Capital of the Midwest” and are currently celebrating their Shark Summer. It just ended up being a perfect fit!” he says. At the end of the day, McMillan says he hopes the campaign will put smiles on people’s faces.

The hospital gave away 100 onesies to date and say they will give away another 100 before the end of the week. The hospital is also running a contest on its Facebook page where parents can enter to win a Baby Shark backpack or book.

McMillan says that so far the response to the campaign “has been incredible! Seeing the hospital and aquarium on major news outlets across the nation has been a blast, and the comments we’re seeing on social media have been so fun,” he notes. “That was our goal, you know? We wanted to do something fun that made people smile.”

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Students Play “Prank” On Teacher With Food Allergy & Almost Kill Her

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A teacher with a severe allergy to bananas almost died after being attacked with the fruit by her own pupils. The art teacher’s allergy was so serious her classroom door had a sign stating: ‘Banana Free Zone’.

It displayed clear message underneath reading: “Mrs Woods is allergic to BANANAS! If you had one today, you must wash your hands before going into the art room. Thank you!”

However a number of 12 and 13-year-olds chose to ignore the signs and were seemingly unaware of how deadly a food allergy can be. The trio smeared the banana on the door handle, knowing she would have to touch it to enter the room.

They also threw bananas at the once she was in the room, with them, ABC News in the US reports. She went into anaphylactic shock in front of them and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

The incident happened in November and only came to light due to an investigation by ABC6’s Scoring Our Schools program. In bodycam footage recorded by police at the scene, a Columbus City Schools security officer tells officers what happened.

He said: “That could be attempted murder. All of the kids know she’s deathly allergic to bananas. If it touches her, she will go into anaphylactic shock.” He added: “She starts to change colours. They gave her one EpiPen. It wasn’t working. They gave her another EpiPen (and) her throat was starting to close up.”

The trio were all excluded from school and were sentenced to probation through the juvenile court in Ohio, USA.

The teacher has recovered from her shocking ordeal. It is not clear if she has returned to teaching.

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A 6-year-old designed a custom t-shirt for his first day of school and it’s seriously the best

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The moment 6-year-old Blake Rajahn turns up to his first grade classroom on Monday, he will have an uplifting a message for his fellow students.

Mom Nikki Rajahn is the owner of a new personalisation business and told her son his first-day-of-school gift was a customised tee. She expected him to choose something related to sports. Instead, Blake decided on a message that would welcome those feeling slightly lonely.

Blake chose something unexpected—an orange t-shirt with a simple, sweet message for the other kids at his school to see. Five little words that might just mean the world to someone who reads them.

“Will you please make me a shirt that says ‘I will be your friend’ for all the kids who need a friend to know that I am here for them?” Blake asked his mom. So his mother took to Instagram and Facebook to share how proud she was of little Blake:

Apparently, such a gesture is typical of Blake. “He has always had a heart for others and is very genuine,” his mother explained. She is donating part of the proceeds of her t-shirt sales to the Real Life Center, a non-profit that helps families in need in Tyrone, Georgia.

During the summer we had a vacation Bible school that he went to,” she said, “and they did a toothbrush and toothpaste drive for the Real Life Center. He came home saying we needed to go to the Dollar Store to get some that night. We told him we would go the next day, but he had to use his money for it. He said that was fine, so we asked how much he would like to spend. He said, ‘It’s for people who don’t have any, right?’ We said yes, so he very matter-of-fact said, ‘Well all of it!’ And he did!”

Rajahn said everyone has been very encouraging and people are starting to order their own version of the t-shirt with “#blakesfriends” added to it.

She also shared Blake’s reaction to hearing that his shirt idea was starting to spread on Facebook—and again, it’s just the sweetest darn thing.

“Ever since I posted about my son and his shirt, I have sold some and told Blake about it. He said, “Oh good! Now more and more people are going to have more and more friends!” He is just so flattered so many want to be his twin too 😊”

Blake took his first day of school in stride, although the post garnered him a little extra recognition.

The Facebook post had been shared more than 5,400 times. More than 10,000 people have commented or engaged with the post. 

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