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Howard authors take those struggling with challenge on 'A Journey of Hearts'
Howard authors take those struggling with challenge on 'A Journey of Hearts'

Tammy Bowers has come close on three occasions to losing her firstborn to an incurable kidney disease. Sarah Bowers was diagnosed seven years ago, at age 19, with loin pain hematuria syndrome, a disease so rare there are only 3,000 known cases worldwide, Tammy Bowers said. Her daughter's most recent hospitalization, in December 2013, followed a life-threatening episode that struck with unusual swiftness and severity. "Friends often would tell me I should write about Sarah's journey, since we have been through so much together," said Bowers; she and her husband, Jeff, live with Sarah and their two sons in Ellicott City. "But I felt that no one would want to just...

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