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MARCH 5, 2020 Incompatible with life It’s trisomy 18 awareness month and recently been Rare Diseases Day, so I thought I would take the opportunity to share few patient stories. Trisomy 18, also known as Edward’s Syndrome and Trisomy 13, Patau Syndrome are both dreaded...
FEBRUARY 27, 2020 Hope vs Denial Isn’t hope a wonderful thing? It is part of the essence of the human condition. Some of you that are Facebook friends will know that we have had some bad luck lately; nothing too serious but our appliances, cars...
FEBRUARY 22, 2020 Religion – a double edged sword? Working with seriously ill children, we meet families from many different cultures and religions. One thing is abundantly clear; those with faith trust their God way more than they trust their health professionals. That said, I...
FEBRUARY 4, 2020 #WORLDCANCERDAY2020 It’s already February and today is #WorldCancerDay2020. The theme is #IamandIwill. As a service we have had over 30 new referrals this year. But I want to talk about one particular young man that I had the privilege of meeting. His...
WHERE SHOULD CHILDREN DIE? I hear you answer, they shouldn’t. They just shouldn’t die. But they do. More often than you would think. So back to the question… Where should children die? It has taken me a while to get down to writing this; it...
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