The Weimer family has certainly not had it easy. The Oregon family has been faced with a number incredibly difficult situations. Ryan, and his wife, Lana, are raising two sons, Keaton, 9, and Bryce, 2, who are living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Their other two children have passed away from the same condition, spinal muscular atrophy. Son Eston, died at birth, and daughter Addison, mere days before her third birthday.
Archive for October, 2014
The search for the causes of autism has been grueling, at best. This is due, in part, to lack of technology and families unwilling to be genetically tested. But, little by little, researchers are making headway, and now, researchers from more than 50 laboratories can say that they’ve identified more than 100 mutated genes responsible for autism.
Crossing First Avenue N near Williams Park in Tampa Bay, 36-year-old Jenny Quiles was hit by a tow truck. According to reports, she turned her body to shield her belly just before impact. Jenny was trying to protect her little girl, and, though no one can be certain, it is possible that she may have been the reason that her baby girl is alive today.
Well known for their well priced, fashionable offerings, H&M is also working to support children in developing countries. On October 23rd it was announced that the company would be joining forces with UNICEF again for their popular ‘All for Children’ collection.
The Federal Trade Commission(FTC) filed the lawsuit on Wednesday against Gerber Products Co., for ‘deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will develop allergies.’
Study ‘1 in 20 U.S. Children May Have Health or Behavioral Problems Related to Alcohol Exposure Before Birth’
Is it safe to drink while you’re pregnant? Studies that have been released over the past couple years have made the answer to this question a little blurry. Some say yes, others absolutely no – and in between you get the ones that say a glass of wine is fine… But in reality moms-to-be shouldn’t have anything to drink. Sadly, this isn’t the case. In fact, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
Congratulations are in order for LeBron James and Savannah Brinson! According to reports their third child – baby Zhuri was born on Oct. 22 in Ohio.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced a voluntary recall of about 8,600 Halloween Projector Flashlight because they can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk to the user.
Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s baby is due May 9. The couple are pros. This will be their 13th child. But with 12 sons at home the big question is will they continue the blue streak or will they welcome a little girl into the family!