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   Bettijo  What a waste! I have a friend who was on wait list for a kidney for YEARS, she finally got one; another friend's daughter is currently waiting for a kidney. She is on dialysis 12 hours a day! Human organs are so priceless! Remember the young girl that Katheryn Sibelius refused to put on wait list for heart?

A troubled teenager who received a controversial heart transplant less than two years ago died Tuesday after he lost control of his car during a high-speed chase with Roswell police.
Anthony Stokes, 17, of Decatur, was also a suspect in a failed burglary and a carjacking, which police believe were linked to the fatal crash of the black Honda Accord on Ga 9, Officer Lisa Holland said.
Stokes made international news in August 2013 after the media reported that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston had not put him on a transplant list. The hospital ruled he was a bad candidate for the organ because of his background that suggested he would be “uncompliant” in treatment and had brushes with the law.
Teen suspect who died after Roswell police chase was heart recipient photo
Authorities were investigating after a burglary, a pedestrian hit and a car crash in Roswell on Tuesday afternoon. (Channel 2 Action News )
His mother, Melencia Hamilton, then told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that hospital officials stereotyped her son, who wore a court-ordered monitoring device, as a troubled teen.
“It just seemed they decided he’s a troublemaker, and that’s not true,” she said in August 2013.
Attempts to reach Hamilton for comment Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Anthony Stokes gets a new heart photo
Channel 2 Action News
Anthony Stokes, 15, has an enlarged heart and needs a transplant, his family said in 2013.
Stokes suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, in which the heart’s main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, fails to pump enough blood.
People who receive transplants must adhere to strict medication regimens to keep their bodies from rejecting the organs. A person can be disqualified if hospital officials think the patient won’t stick to that regimen, has no support system or an inability to pay for expensive anti-rejection medicines.
At the time Stokes was diagnosed, doctors said he would die within six to nine months without a transplant, Hamilton said. The hospital reversed course and Stokes received a heart after his mother and critics from civil rights organizations contended he was denied the heart because he was poor, black and had trouble with the law, which his mother said was for fighting.
Channel 2 Action News reported Tuesday night that it had confirmed that Stokes was the same Anthony Stokes who died after fleeing police following a carjacking and a burglary. An elderly Roswell woman told the news station Stokes shot at her — pointing to bullet holes in her walls — after he kicked in her door and found her inside watching television.
His Facebook page had pictures of him showing off a pistol, the news station reported.
The Honda was reported carjacked in Dunwoody, Holland said. Police responding to a burglary call on Alpine

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   Bettijo  Oops! Sorry, the 10-year-old girl needed a lung transplant. I think she finally got it; anyone know how she is doing?

Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that she would not intervene in a decision that bars a 10-year-old girl – given just weeks to live – from getting a lung transplant.
4 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Dialysis 12 hours a day is serious - prayers for your friend's family for strength, courage, hope & joy.
2 hours ago .

   Uno  The GLØbamboozler sez: "April Fools!!"
   16 hours ago .

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   Escaped commieny  Can't seem to get it to post, so use the long way, for Easter Season
   Monday at 12:44 EST .

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   AGGW  Someone posted on facebook that tonight is earth hour, reminding people to turn lights off.

Note to self: Turn ON every light in my house I can find.
   Sunday at 12:07 EST .

   Safetydude  Don't forget those outside lights.
Sunday at 18:54 EST .

   MeiDei  Amazing video of Ultrasound - YouTuber Jen Cardinal posted this mind-boggling video today, writing: “at our 14 week ultrasound our baby was clapping, so I sang a song with our doctor, while my husband filmed.”
Published on Mar 26, 2015
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March 27 at 17:12 EST .

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   Surfhut  I had a similar experience with ultrasound in 1989. Blew my and my dearly departed husband's minds. I was 12 weeks pregnant.
March 27 at 20:32 EST .

   Surfhut  This video has been "produced" but does not negate the fact that a 14 week-old unborn baby is a BABY. The experience I referred to above was watching my 12 week unborn son falling asleep and rubbing his ear. He's 25 and still rubs that ear when he gets tired.
Sunday at 09:52 EST .

   MeiDei  I understand there's concern that this was looped. I don't know, I did see my great nephew's ultrasound when he was about 14-16 weeks & watched as he sucked his thumb, and had a case of the hiccups. Another one showed him clasping his hands, unclasping & what appeared to be playing with his fingers. I'll check with my niece about her last two boys & their ultrasounds. No ultrasound when I had my son. I know the unborn have fingers & toes at 12 weeks, there's a website that has the weekly progression of the unborn
Sunday at 18:48 EST .

   MeiDei This is one in 3-D & in sepia tones that shows motion over time lapse - if you put it on full screen it's easier to see the particular week of gestation. Dr. Israel Shapiro is the doctor who filmed this.
Sunday at 19:32 EST .

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   Safetydude  Sometimes the Truth will out.
March 25 at 15:00 EST .

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   Bettijo  Is Obama a Saudi Muslim "plant" in the White House?

March 24 at 06:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Bettijo: I am very careful with comments and I am not a political student, but when Obama arrived on the scene a very close friend of mine and myself said that this man was a a figure being handled by powerful people, that he had no thoughts of his own. She and I have kept quiet but here it is for anyone to see and think about.
March 24 at 07:36 EST .

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   Gerty  Agree with you and your friend, Gram!
March 24 at 15:40 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Thanks for posting the video. Suspicions being confirmed daily- the last pieces of the puzzle are falling into place - all the more reason for the US to develop it's own energy and dispense with the oil cartels.
March 28 at 16:04 EST .

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   JoniTx  Michelle Obama, leaving Cambodia...short video of her walking up the steps, getting on the plane (windy day, full skirt ):
March 22 at 15:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  That dress is prettier from the back than the front. Don't her advisers know that little weights should be sewn into the hem of full skirts? Or that maybe a lightweight fabric isn't the best choice? I feel a little sorry for Michelle. Not many of her clothing efforts are successful. I liked the yellow dress she wore on the first day in Japan.
March 22 at 17:11 EST .

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   Gerty  Now, there's a sore sight for eyes.
March 23 at 05:35 EST .

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   Gram77  That flowered suit made her look like a walking flower pot!
March 24 at 07:37 EST .

   MeiDei  Very short video of a Harvard Economics professor with words of wisdom that may surprise you - especially the last sentence.
March 21 at 16:54 EST .

   4 people like this.

   Balogreene  Wow! Thanks MeiDei.
March 21 at 18:46 EST .

   Bettijo  I would really liked to have heard this professor, but with my hearing disability, the music in the background prevented that from happening.
Why, oh why, is it necessary to pipe in music that over rides the speaker? It happens all the time.
March 23 at 07:34 EST .

   MeiDei  Bettijo, click on the link above, then click on the title in the upper left corner, this will bring you to the original posting on you tube - then click on the little "CC" box in the lower right - this will enable closed captioning and you can read what he is saying. Some words are not correct i.e., "con" instead of God and "los" instead of laws but it's one of the best closed captions that I've seen in a while. Amazing what a foreign student recognized that our students seem oblivious to. Enjoy!
March 23 at 11:37 EST .

   Bettijo  Thanks, MeiDei, I usually turn on CC for YouTube videos and on NetFlix. But, still my question, "Why is loud background music necessary?" I do not watch any drama on TV because of background noise and CC is too hard to turn on and off. However, I just changed to DirectTV and they tell me it is now easy to turn CC on and off from my remote, but I have not tried yet.
March 24 at 09:30 EST .

   MeiDei  Bettijo, the over-loud music caused me to stop watching a program as it drowned out the people. With today's technology it's not hard to modulate the background music; I guess it depends on the person working the controls.
March 24 at 12:52 EST .

   Bettijo  You must watch this! It is so beautiful and moving.
March 19 at 17:48 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Bettijo  This is for Cap Marine Tet 68.
March 19 at 19:14 EST .

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   NotaBene  Bettijo, that is beautiful and so wonderful to dedicate it to Cap Marine Tet.
March 20 at 02:02 EST .

   Grahamcracker  I'm speechless!
March 20 at 10:28 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Opening statement from cap at the Luci reunion:
"Many thanks to Randy, Wendy, Lucianne and her staff, and the various people who conspired behind the scenes to make this incredible event possible, Each and every one of you demonstrate what it looks like to be Love on Feet.
I want to express my profound gratitude, appreciation, and utter amazement at being asked to speak before this rather stellar group of people, for whom I have such high regard. I have gotten to know some of you via e-mail on a much deeper level than we can do in a 200 word post in a non-chatting environment..."
Thanks to Josh for making a forum where we can chat, both of them RIP
PS: I have the whole speech, too lengthy for here but my email is on the mothership for anyone wanting a copy. EC aka L
March 20 at 11:22 EST .

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   Balogreene  Wow, what a song, what a voice.
March 21 at 18:52 EST .

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