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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2019, 01:38:58 PM »
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/girl-born-with-backwards-legs-walks-for-first-time/
A “one-in-a-million” little girl who was born with both legs bent backwards has walked for the first time thanks to an outpouring of financial support that helped pay for her “miracle” surgery.

3-year-old Victoria Komada was born with bilateral tibial hemimelia – a congenital deformity which results in deformed legs and missing bones.

Doctors initially told Victoria’s family that the only solution was a double amputation – but then her parents found a surgeon in Florida who would be able to reconstruct one of her legs.

Though the surgery cost a whopping £180,000 ($235,000), thousands of people raised money for the polish family so they could travel to America from their home in Norwich last July.

Upon successfully raising the funds for the treatment, the family flew out to the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida where Dr. Dror Paley told them that her left leg could be fixed and her right leg could simply be fitted with a prosthetic.

Victoria had her first nine-hour operation in July. After months of treatments and therapy, she underwent a second operation in November so the bones in her left leg could be fused together. Two days later, she could walk.


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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2019, 04:35:44 PM »
A polish family? What is that? Do they mean a Polish family? What ignorant editors.

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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2019, 04:52:59 PM »
A polish family? What is that? Do they mean a Polish family? What ignorant editors.

They have a monopoly on floor wax in Poland. They're the Warsaw Waltons.

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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2019, 06:08:49 PM »
Some great news today: Smokey, a dog that has been missing for 3 years was reunited today with the owner  :D  Someone had him and he must have gotten loose and was found by someone else and taken to a vet to scan for a microchip. The microchip info led to the owner information.

Two important lessons:
1. Microchip your pets
2. Never give up hope for a missing pet

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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2019, 08:34:05 PM »
Some great news today: Smokey, a dog that has been missing for 3 years was reunited today with the owner  :D  Someone had him and he must have gotten loose and was found by someone else and taken to a vet to scan for a microchip. The microchip info led to the owner information.

Two important lessons:
1. Microchip your pets
2. Never give up hope for a missing pet

Lesson 3: Always secure your stolen pet.

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Re: A place for GOOD news
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2019, 12:20:56 AM »
It only takes a minute to write your address & phone number on a piece of paper.  Then, put fold wide clear tape over it.  Then around it.  Then punch a hole in it, or puncture it.  Then slip a small key ring through it and attach it to your pets collar, hopefully breakaway collar.

Also, department stores have pet tag vending machines.  Buy two, one to list medical or dietary needs.  Then just attach both.