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Woman Goes Blind In One Eye From Parasite Infection After Swimming With Her Contact Lenses On

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A Colorado mother completely lost her vision in one eye after a microscopic parasite latched onto her cornea as she was swimming while wearing her contact lenses.

49-year-old Stacey Peoples is now warning others about how it occurred.

On the 4th of Jul y 2014 she was on vacation in Michigan with her family when she contracted the rare parasitic infection.

This rare infection known as ‘acanthamoeba keratitis’ is where an amoeba attacks the outer layer of the eye.

In Stacey’s case, doctors believe that the microscopic parasite latched onto her cornea after swimming with her son while wearing contact lenses.

“My eye looked like a zombie’s, the pain was so intense. It felt like someone was snapping a rubber band against my eyeball every four or five seconds,”she recalls.

Initially Stacey was actually misdiagnosed with conjunctivitis but her symptoms got worse.

She was rushed to hospital after experiencing intense migraines and completely losing vision in the eye.

“All I could see was white,” the mom of four said. “The pain was so, so bad, I asked them to take my eye, but they said that they needed to do everything to save it.”

Stacey took a seven-month leave from her job in order to fight the virulent parasitic infection, where she had to apply eye drops every few hours to kill it off.

I was prescribed eye drops which essentially contain pool cleaner to kill the parasite,” Stacey explained.

In 2015, the colarado mother regained sight in her left eye after undergoing a cornea transplant.

Stacey says, “They removed my damaged cornea and replaced it, when the patch came off two days after the surgery, it was amazing.”

She now has 20/20 vision in her eye with glasses on and warns others about the dangers of wearing contacts in water.

This is rare but it can happen, even if you’ve been doing it for 20 years like me,” she said.

Apparently 85% of Acanthamoeba keratitis cases occur with contact lens wearers due to the lenses creating micro-tears in the eye, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These small tears enable the parasite to attach easier to the cornea once it comes in contact with the eye.

Take a look at video below to learn more about Stacey’s story.

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Mailman spotted doing something outside of truck, neighbour simply can’t ignore.

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Heroes of society, racing around in red, white and blue vehicles, braving storms and snows and scorching heat to deliver our mail are often not given enough credit.

Sure we are talking about postal workers, delivering mail isn’t the most glamorous job in the world.

However it has been an important one ever since humans decided to communicate over long distances with each other.

In addition to that, it can also be highly stressful, particularly in today’s world.

Even with a hectic schedule, this postal worker found the time to stop in the middle of his daily routine and do something which has gone  viral.

Robert Franklin, city carrier assistant who works in Rochester, New York, was in the middle of a busy Sunday when he spotted a customer out in his yard.

As it turns out the resident was in the process of raising the American flag.

Robert, who was a veteran of the U.S. Army himself, offered his assistance by jumping out of his van.

When the homeowner politely declined the offer, Robert stood stock still all the same.

Robert saluted the flag to the owners surprise until it was at full mast. The vet didn’t move an inch in the display of patriotism.

A resident nearby, Michael Lempert thankfully managed to capture a picture and shared it online.

Its safe to say it’s gone viral since.

Here’s what he wrote:

“It wasn’t until I was at my driveway that I realized the USPS driver was not in the truck, but rather standing at attention next to it, saluting the flag my neighbor was raising. I stopped right there and grabbed my camera off the seat next to me, took off my hat, and captured the moment. 

“I then waited until the flag was fully raised before I walked over to introduce myself, asked him for his permission to share this moment, and thanked him for his service. But again, many thanks to retired U.S. Army sergeant Robert Franklin, who is still serving his country, rain sleet or snow. He is the manifestation of true patriotism, and I am proud to have met him.”

  

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7-year-old boy who grew hair out for cancer patients takes a tragic turn.

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Nature is often so unpredictable it means life is often so bad things can happen to people that don’t deserve it.

Vinny Desautels was taught this lesson far too soon despite him having such a heart of gold.

When he was younger he let his hair grow out for two years in order to donate to cancer patients.

In April 2016 by a cruel twist of fate, poor Vinny was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

The young boy came home one particular day complaining of pain in his knee.

Following a trip to the doctors for examination, it was discovered that he had a growth on his iliac bone.

The matter became worse over the next week when Vinny developed swelling around his eye.

His parents thought ti was a result of some sort of allergic reaction, but the truth would be much worse.

Doctors suspected the knee and eye might be connected so further tests were carried out.

Another malignant mass was detected on his eye, and the cancer was of an aggressive nature.

Vinny’s parents faced a struggle when it came to funding his treatment so A GoFundMe Page was started.

The page “VICTORY for VINNY”, raised almost $460,000 of the initial goal of $500,000.

The page happened to do so well that his parents are not accepting donations anymore themselves.

However they did want to pay the kindness forward,  so are directing people to donate to other cancer-related GoFundMe pages.

Young Vinny celebrated his tenth birthday cancer free just two moths ago!

What a hero, no child should ever have to face cancer.

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Easy To Make 3 Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake Has Internet Drooling.

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Japanese culture that has always been fascinating to me, as their strange dishes are so different to our western diet.

I was a little skeptical of this particular recipe for Japanese cheesecake, at first.

The majority of us will have tasted cheesecake previously but this is something entirely different …

Guess what you only need three ingredients and one taste put an end to all my doubt.

The bright yellow lured me in, whilst the fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth texture sold it to me.

I understood why food lovers everywhere are hailing this crazy creation … its gained nearly 11 million views.

What you need:

3 eggs
120grams (4.3oz) white chocolate
120grams (4.3oz) cream cheese

What to do:

First, separate the eggs yolks from their whites in two different bowls. Place plastic foil over the bowl with the egg whites and place it in the refrigerator for later use.

Break the chocolate into pieces and place them in a bowl. Then place the bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.

Stir the chocolate until it has melted and then mix in the cream cheese. Remove the bowl from the pot and add the 3 egg yolks to the mixture.

Beat the eggs into the mixture until you’re left with a foam-like substance. It should be so thick that you can turn the bowl upside down without losing anything.

Now mix the egg whites in. Pour a little at a time, while stirring quickly in between.

Rub some oil on baking paper and place it into a form. Then pour the batter in. Drop the form onto the kitchen counter to release any air bubbles.

Place the form onto a baking tray and pour some hot water onto the tray around it.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 170 degrees. Then bake at 160 for another 15 minutes.

Finally, turn off the oven and allow the cake to bake for a further 15 minutes with the remaining heat.

Now add some icing sugar, and there you have it! You’ve now made a Japanese cheesecake that no one can resist.

Take a look at the video below for the whole recipe:

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This is ‘The Most Powerful Christmas Commercial Ever’ According To Everybody.

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Christmas is a time we should invest with friends and family, however we all see, to have hectic such lives.

Unfortunately, that typically means that we jeopardise the time we ought to be investing in spending time with our family.

Which is also one of the main reasons this business decided to hit a nerve with their Christmas video clip.

The story’s revolves around an old guy whose family is always too busy to visit him during the holidays, I don’t want to spoil it by saying anymore.

This powerful Christmas video ad ever is possibly one of the most powerful and absolutely one of the most viewed.

Take a look at the video below which has actually gathered almost 40 million views on YouTube alone.


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Can You Solve This Math Equation That’s Breaking The Internet?

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Do you experience the effects of mathemaphobia?

In the 1950’s this term was dubbed by Mary Fides Gough referring to an anxiety  towards mathematics.

Sufferers encounter feeling of worry when presented with math issues, some even report to experience panic attacks.

Mathemaphobia locks you into an endless loop.

Avoiding math issues, won’t  enhance your abilities, which in return leads to further avoidance.

Perhaps its a  reason why numerous youngsters avoid math at school including when they are grown-ups.

Can you solve this problem?

On the off chance that this sounds familiar, you might need to prepare yourself before attempting the most popular math equation that has been circulating online.

Although the problem does not appear too difficult you may be surprised at the correct answer.

Here’s the equation:

6 ÷ 2 (1+2) =

If you came up with an answer of 0, 1, 3, or 6, you are not on your own.

Online users have have argues about the best way to solve the problem.

However, many of them are in fact wrong as many of you may be surprised to learn the correct answer is actually 9.

How come the answer is 9?

Once you solve an equation like the one above, remember an acronym: PEMDAS/BODMAS. This approach to equations is currently being taught in schools.

This acronym stands for:

Parenthesis/Brackets

Exponents/Orders

Multiplication-Division

Addition-Subtraction

PEMDAS/BODMAS explains the steps you need to take when breaking down an equation.

It is sometimes referred to as the “order of operations.” It applies to all equations, not just this example.

To solve this equation, you need to take the following steps:

Firstly, you need to solve the problem inside the brackets. In this case, it is “1+2,” which yields “3.”

This changes the equation to “6 ÷ 2 (3).”

Then, you need to convert the “2 (3)” into “2 x 3,” because the “Exponents/Orders” part of PEMBAS/BODMAS demands that you remove the brackets, leaving behind an order.

In this case, the order is multiplication.

Next, you need to move onto the “Multiplication-Division” part of the acronym. In the equation “6 ÷ 2 x 3,” you need to carry out both.

A key rule to remember here: If you need to carry out both types of operation when solving an equation, you need to move left to right.

Therefore, you first need to address “6 ÷ 2,” which equals 3. This yields “3 x 3,” which equals 9.

But there actuallly is another answer?

Presh Talwalkar, creator of MindYourDecisions channel on YouTube, outlines the steps above in a video he has created.

Modern mathematicians argues that the answer is 9, an argument shows the correct answer is in fact 1, according to Presh.

In the early 20th century, the order of operations, as expressed by the PEMBAS/BODMAS acronym, was a little different.

Older mathematicians would not divide 6 by 2 and then multiple it by 3, outlined in Step 3 above.

Instead, they would divide 6 by 6, because they would multiply the 2 x 3 first.

6 divided by 6 = 1, so according to this method, the correct answer to the equation would be 1. So why are most people not able to solve the equation?

If you struggled with this problem, you’ll be relieved to learn that most other people also find it difficult.

Many of us are taught how to solve equations in school, but we quickly forget how to apply the rules once we graduate.

After all, we don’t need to apply the PEMBAS/BODMAS method in our everyday lives as it’s a case of “use it or lose it.”

Google is an easy solution to almost any math problem these days, so there is no incentive to brush up on our skills.

How can you improve your mathematical abilities? Like any other skill, you need to practice math if you want to get better.

Thankfully, the internet has made it easy to find and practice problems, Math.com offers worksheets that teach basic, intermediate, or advanced skills.

Take a look at the video below to see how to solve the equation.

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Research Confirms: New Miracle Cure To Prevent Colds This Winter Is Gin & Tonic.

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The beautiful summer is long over and the first cold days arrive during fall which brings a runny nose, numb hands, cough, and a sore throat that suddenly become part of everyday life.

However there is a trick to get rid of these problems – and it’s probably not what you’re thinking.

A strong autumn cold can really put you in the spot. Everything get’s heavier and you feel powerless – but there is a solution.

Thanks to its natural base ingredients – juniper, sage, coriander, nutmeg, rosemary,  gin come packed with fruity antioxidants and herbal benefits that could power each glass with some rather healthy rewards.

Juniper berries are considered a superfood, in that they come laden with fortifying antioxidants and plenty of Vitamin C, which could help to stave off colds, flu and bugs.

Low levels of histamine

Compared to other alcoholic beverages that are coloured, such as whiskey, red wine, and beer, gin has very low levels of histamine, which acts as a trigger for allergies.

Gin is therefore preferable if you are out for that evening drink, according to the British asthma association.

Thanks to the distillation

It’s the manufacturing process of gin, more specifically the distillation, which gives gin its low histamine levels.

Gin also contains low sulfite levels, another “cold villain” that is particularly difficult for asthmatics.

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New Law Confirms: You can now be jailed for leaving your dog outside in the cold.

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Winter is almost upon where people are compelled to wear their warmest garments and embrace the warm blazing fires at home.

I often despise this time of the year. I understand that a few people enjoy the season, it’s not fun when you can’t feel your fingers or toes.

Being human, I thankfully have an option. If I feel cold I can just put on more garments on or go inside. However, it’s not as simple as that for canines.

It’s never easy for an animal particularly a dog to express when they are feeling  a little when loft outside for too long.

Yes despite the fur dogs can feel the cold similarly to us. Some dogs have a heavier coat to help them against the cold, yet in extreme cold weather they should be inside …

Pennsylvania has introduced a  new law expressing that it’s illegal to leave a dog outside for over 30 minutes if the temperature is 0 or lower.

On the other end of the scale, it will likewise be illegal to leave your dog outside if the temperature is in excess of 32 degrees during the warmer months..

The law was introduced as a result of a dog named Libre, who unfortunately endured in horrendous conditions.

He was eventually rescued by an animal lover who became shocked at his awful condition.

Libre was one of the fortunate ones; spared before he could turn into another statistic of abuse and neglect.

Punishments

Apparently anyone who violates Libre’s law can be sentenced up to a year in prison.

“This won’t stop animal abuse, but it will emphasize the importance of justice for animal suffering,” claimsJennifer Nields, who works at the Lancaster County Animal Coalition.

The new law was also welcomed by Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association stating it as: “an unprecedented profit for all animals.”

Pennsylvania becomes the first state to take appropriate action when it comes to protecting animals from extreme weather conditions.

Libre’s law comes as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s work to help strengthen the laws that protect animals in order to reduce the figures on animal mistreatment.

Dogs in the cold

Often owners make the error of assuming that dogs are actually warm due to their furry coats, but they can be susceptible to the cold too.

Remember to ensure you  are appropriately equipped when the temperature drops if you are a dog owner.

If you see a dog that looks to be suffering in the cold, or looks ignored be sure to contact the right authorities.

Their paws are often a signal when the ground is too cold, so try monitor your four-legged friend carefully.

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Mom shares picture of her nails on Facebook – gets message urging her to seek medical help

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A large portion of us don’t give careful consideration to the condition of our fingernails.

In the event that a nail breaks or looks bizarre, we disregard it as a sign that we have to purchase a strengthening nail products or take a supplement.

So when Jean Williams saw that one of her nails was beginning to bend downwards, she didn’t know what to think.

Much to her dismay the little change in the shape of her nails was really an indication of a serious medical problem.

It was friends who spotted the photo encouraged her to see medical advice after they Googled her ailment. “A tad extreme, I thought,” wrote Williams.

However it appears being concerned wasn’t extreme at all after Williams took their advice and visited a doctor. The she discovered that her bent nail was much more serious than she perceived.

I was rushed for blood tests and a chest X-ray. Two days later I got a phone call to go for a CT scan, two days later a PET scan and more blood tests, [a] day later a breathing test on my lungs and a scan on my heart, [a] day later an MRI scan then a lung biopsy,” she explained. “After a grueling two weeks, yesterday I got my results…….Cancer in both my lungs!!!”

Her mother had passed away from lung cancer  so Jean believed it had been passed down through the gene pool.

Medical professionals instantly recognised her ‘finger clubbing’ or ‘digital clubbing’ or ‘Hippocratic nails’ all which can signify issues of the lungs or heart.

Following  a series of tests, Jean discovered she had two tumor’s the size of golf balls in her lungs.

After her diagnosis Jean published a warning to Facebook hoping others will inspect their nails regularly, to better understand the potential warning signs.

“That feels great,” Jean said. “I have actually got a lot of individuals sending me shares of their nails, however I’m no specialist I have actually just been detected less than 2 days.”

Inspect your nails

Basically we all need put our health first and be aware of the messages our bodies are sending us.

Williams knows that her post has inspired people to get checked out, she wrote “I hope this post can help someone else in the early stages of cancer.”

Your nails can be indicators of more underlying problems, so if you notice anything unusual you should always seek medical advice.

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Pregnant sick mom with Leukemia finds perfect donor match only days after her online plea.

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The expectant mother battling leukaemia while pregnant with twins has finally found a suitable bone marrow donor after her story went viral online.

Susie Rabaca was desperately searching for a 100 percent match to donate bone marrow last week which went viral online.

The 36-year-old made a plea for people to register for a match as her own sister was only a 50 percent match.

Susie was diagnosed with cancer after visiting doctors with symptoms of sickness and is due to give birth to twins around December 6.

She shred her story with the world and it’s had a absolutely incredible effect after many people signed up to be potential donors for Susie, whose mixed heritage made it difficult to source a match.

For me to find one and for it to be 10 out of 10 at that is amazing. Nothing better in the world right now,” Susie said.

Close to 40,000 people registered as potential donors on the Be The Match registry site just a number of days after Susie’s story was shared.

Julie Kornike, of Be The Match, said: “Only 3 percent of our registry is mixed ethnicity and so it can really difficult to find a matching donor. The fact that we have identified a potential match for her is really exciting.”

A bone marrow transplant can be a potential life saver for people suffering from Leukemia.

In order for the transplant to be successful the new marrow must be as close a match as possible.

To put things in a better perspective as to how high the odds were against Susie, of the 30 million people registered there wasn’t one match.

However now that she has found a suitable match, Susie aims to have transplant prior to delivering her twins.

Susie celebrated with her family last night once she was informed about the fantastic news.

Whoever you are out there – thank you so much. You’re saving my life. You’re an angel, and I hope one day to meet you,” she said.

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