Item of social interest to those in the UK

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We had an interesting news item tonight that may be sort of a bright holiday item. A young man (8 or 9 yr old) a son of a UK police officer is coming to my area and the hospital I go to for a very unique brain surgery. This is a procedure that isn't done in the UK and the university of Kansas medical center is one of the few globally. The local sheriff and the police chief in the UK became acquaintances several years ago. A phone call do the local guy set this in motion. The locals will meet the family at the airport and transport them to a Ronald McDonald house close to the hospital and transport them as needed for appointments. They are arranging special events for the family until the time they return. You might be able to google that e story and follow. We wish the family well in their journey and hope all is well for the young fellow in The future. Wish I could tell you the exact location of their home but not sure I heard.

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    I love the work of Ronald McDonald houses!
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    What a really nice Christmas story!  And the outreach of the good local people of Kansas who are taking such good care of our UK friends. Thanks for reporting this.
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    Thank you so much for adding something that raised spirits, it does make a huge difference, the little chap will be in my prayers
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    What a wonderful Christmas story. Medicine/surgery in the USA is way ahead of us here in the UK. What a reception they received too ????. I wish all the best for the little fella & his family. 😘

    Thank you for bringing this to us here

    XX

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      Fair do's - I'm not preaching "the NHS is the best healthcare sytem in the world" as it isn't, BUT, it has a LOT of innovative medicine and surgery which is available to everyone, irrespective of income and ability to pay. And often has world first too...

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    I'm in the UK but haven't heard this story. We have a wonderful nhs which I'm very proud of but it's great to hear that this young man is able to have his surgery in the US as it's not available here. I just wish that every person in the world had access to life saving treatments too.

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      Turns out itsxaxrare sarcoma. They are going to have to do a hip replacement then put in a telescoping femoral appliance that will expand as he grows. High tech bone surgery. The same Dr that diagnosed my tumor and did my synovectomy is the surgeon and at least one of The researchers and developers of the appliance. Done lot with titanium rods to replace massive hunks of cancerous bone tissue. The put the metal in and the bone grows around it.
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      Dear ofg, thank you for bringing us this story. Good to read something like this to warm the cockles of your heart before Christmas. He's seeing your surgeon too!

      I'm sure everyone here wishes the little bloke all the very best.

      All the best also to you & your wife. Have a Happy Christmas.

      Marilyn

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      He will be under the care of an orthopedic oncologist. She is not my reg. surgeon but did do a synovectomy on me in '04 to clean up the tumor that has caused all of my problems, either directly or indirectly. She is a brilliant lady probably in her early to mid 50's now. She has almost preformed miracles replacing cancerous no e with custom made titanium rods and such. According to the story in yesterdays Kansas city star, this is a telescoping rod that will expand in length as the boy grows, reducing the number of surgeries later on. They local story has never mentioned his home town but that his father is a law enforcement officer. You can try and follow the story by logging on to the web site of the newspaper

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    We all need to pray for the wisdom abd skill to the surgeon and medical staff, for a successful surgery, and a full recovery...in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
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