Marfan Syndrome News
Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery at the same time to save mom and baby
In any emergency medical procedure, doctors are quick to make a plan and jump into action. But for the medical staff at one North Carolina hospital, a pregnant woman with a severe heart condition presented a never-before seen case. Danielle Gaither, 31, suffers from Marfan Syndrome , an inherited
Singer Austin Carlile Leaves Of Mice & Men, Citing Health Concerns
Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has left the band, due to his continued struggle with Marfan syndrome , a connective tissue disorder. "It's with heavy hearts that we announce Austin's departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health," wrote the members of Of Mice & Men in a
Isaiah Austin, diagnosed with Marfan syndrome , says he can return
Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor basketball star who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during his 2014 NBA draft combine workout, has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, he said. "Ever since the draft, I've been getting checked by my doctor, and through those checkups, we've
Lizzie Velasquez on Choosing to Fight Bullies: 'I Wanted To Have Control Over What I Showed People Who I Was'
When Lizzie Velasquez clicked on a video called “The Ugliest Woman in the World,” her life changed forever. “I decided to go look for music on YouTube and that’s when I found it,” she said. “I don’t even know why I clicked on it, but I did, and that’s when I lost it.” Unexpectedly, she was the
The Most Heartwarming Stories of 2014
Batkid may have won 2013, but this year saw no shortage of stories that warmed our hearts, and left readers feeling inspired and encouraged. Sure, some may have made us weep, but they left us smiling in the end. Here's a look back at some of the most heartwarming stories we covered in 2014: 1.
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Canada PM Calls Parliament Shooting a 'Terrorist' Act A gunman fatally shot a Canadian soldier in an attack near the Parliament in what the prime minster called a "terrorist" act. The gunman, who was shot and killed
Texas Man Gives Gift in Death With Discovered Letters to Family
Mitchell Whisenhunt left more than 30 letters for his wife and daughter before losing his battle with Marfan syndrome.
Wife Discovers Trove of Letters From Husband After His Death
Even after his death, Mitchell Whisenhunt has found a way to surprise and bring comfort to his wife and young daughter, with a trove of letters he designated to be opened on certain dates. Whisenhunt, who would have turned 27 next week, lost his battle with Marfan syndrome last Saturday. The rare
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down to Battle Alzheimer’s; 'Flight Club' Comic Book Sequel
quicklist:1 title: Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down to Battle Alzheimer’s text: Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen , 70, is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease. The team released a statement , saying, “The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be
Isaiah Austin: NBA job offer on table
The NBA will take its affiliation with former Baylor Bears star Isaiah Austin a step further than the ceremonial pick they extended him in last month's draft. Austin, whose career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart, has been promised a job by