| Jul 29, 2012
I believe it was Ernest Hemingway who once commented that, “All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”
As I watched the events in Aurora, Colo., unfold in the early morning hours following a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Michelle and Melinda Sayers are sisters, 13 months apart in age, that both have the same genetic disorder, which makes it impossible for them to absorb the nutrients they need from food.
For nearly their whole life, they have had to get nutrition from...
| Jul 31, 2012
Keenan Cahill, the 17-year-old YouTube phenomenon with 409 million views and counting, has
already conquered the world of lip-synching and now he’s singing for real on...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Rookie IMPD officer Nick Wroblewski and his wife Ryann hope a weekend rummage sale will help raise enough money to get their daughter Addyson the special treatment she needs.
Addyson suffers from a very rare genetic disorder called Russell-Silver...
| Aug 12, 2012
The intersection of guns and mental illness
To the editor:
I am intrigued by George Michael’s response to the Aurora, Colo., movie massacre (Aug. 4). I certainly agree that the rapid police response saved lives, especially by preventing a...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 2:46 PM
She loves the outdoors and the feel of a warm breeze on her face.
Music is a big part of her life and so are her friends at school.
But while other 16-year-old girls are looking forward to driving, hanging out at the mall and going to formal dances,...
| Nov 14, 2012
Thanks to sponsors, participants in Donut Alley event
To the editor:
The second annual Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, surpassed all of our expectations with 584 participants, raising $9,012.94 for the Wounded Warrior...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Mike and Laura Canahuati's blog about their nearly 6-month-old daughter, who is expected to die by age 2 because of a genetic disorder, began as an efficient way to keep family and close friends in touch about baby Avery's health.
But when Mike Canahuati...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:13 PM
BELLAIRE, Texas -- The 6-month-old girl whose parents created a "bucket list" blog for their daughter after doctors said she would not live past age 2 died Monday, her father said.
Avery Lynn Canahuati, who was born in November with spinal muscular...
| May 2, 2012
When a couple is struggling to conceive, it's the woman who is usually the first — and often the only one — to be poked, prodded and analyzed, experts say. The burden of figuring out infertility is too often placed on the woman alone....
| May 14, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Today, May 16, 2012, is the first National Hereditary AngioEdema (HAE) Day designed to bring attention to a disease that affects more than 1 in 10,000 people and that usually strikes in childhood or adolescence.
HAE is a genetic disorder that's...
| May 7, 2012
A month from now, the new Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will open it's doors. But a chosen few have already seen it, including Keenan Cahill, the west suburban teenager with a worldwide following for his lip-syncing videos. Keenan...