Hats off to Warren General Hospital
This past week I had the opportunity to use the ER at the hospital for an illness I was having.
At the ER, I had the best care anyone could possibly have. Within a short period of time, doctors and nurses were doing tests and finding out what the problem was.
All the staff was very kind, considerate and professional. I could not have been a better experience.
I feel very fortunate to have a hospital of this caliber in our small community. What a blessing they were to me.
Keep up the good work.
Rett Syndrome hope
The good news is that over the past year, research scientists for Rett syndrome have made some very exciting breakthroughs. The bad news is we still have to have fundraisers to raise money for MORE research.
Rett syndrome, as you know by now, is a debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed almost exclusively in females. It is caused by mutations of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Every 2 hours a girl is born with Rett syndrome. Children with Rett appear to develop normally until 6 to 18 months of age when they enter a period of regression, losing speech, and the ability to walk. Most develop repetitive hand movements, irregular breathing patterns, seizures, eating difficulties and extreme motor control problems. Rett syndrome leaves its victims profoundly disabled, requiring maximum assistance with EVERY aspect of daily living. There is no cure.....YET!
With the amazing discovery in 2007 by Dr. Adrian Bird, world renown research scientist who reversed Rett syndrome in mice, we now know that this disease CAN BE CURED!
Our beautiful granddaughter Naomi is growing taller and getter older, almost 8-1/2 years old. She enjoys her time at school and loves to be with her classroom friends. She also loves to play with her little brother Logan. As you can imagine, the Parish household is a rather busy one. Mike and Kim prove to us and the world that they are extraordinary parents and true champions for the Rett syndrome cause.
We feel that every day that passes is a day closer to the time when Naomi will be able to "run like the wind", use her hands to feed herself and play with her favorite toy; and, to use her voice to say "I love you".
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued love and support. We look forward to the day when Naomi can actually say the words "Thank You". Until then Naomi and all of her special Rett friends continue to wait patiently! Your help is our hope!
Donna Wright, grandmother
Help with accident
To all the wonderful people that were there for us when we needed help after we had a small accident at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the intersection to Wal-Mart from Market St. Ext.
We want to say "Thank you so very, very much for all you did for us"!
It's nice to know that there are still Good Samaritans around who are willing to lend a helping hand and take time to help others. We sure would have been stranded if it wasn't for you and all you did for us. A special Thank You to Matt Hawkins for taking us home. We thanked God that nothing more happened and that we were surrounded by such wonderful people!
Mr. & Mrs. Clinton A. Robinson