For the first 1 months of my life neonatal intensive care unit with my two nurses Peggy and Jane. When I was first born I have a grade one intraventical brain bleed on one side of my head and a grade two Intraventical brain bleed on the other side. The doctors told my parents that this could effect my movement and not my learning. I went through Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy for several months. The doctors were
The surgery went fine but, the healing process the absolute worst. The nurses kept telling me that the more I tried to get through it the faster I would heal. I did whatever they told me and ended up out of the hospital in less that five days. I was back to normal in less than two weeks, although my mom was not convinced and I was not allowed to do basically anything. Courage is shown in the simplest things; I would not have been able to get through this without courage and hope.
In 1951, at the age of 31 Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Henrietta was under treatment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where cells from her malignant tumor were removed. Neither Henrietta nor any of her family members knew about the tissue sample and nor did the Hopkins ever informed them of the situation. Unfortunately after Henrietta’s radiation treatment, her condition continued to worsen and soon she lost her battle to cancer on octomber 4th 1951. Henriettas cells left the Hopkins what they discovered to be known to be the first immortal human cell line.
I’d like to tell you how fabulous my mom is. She has the number of astonishing gadgets—not high-tech but amazing—to aids me time and again. For the first time, a few days after I was born, pediatrician told my mom about my symptom, I had abnormal fontanel, which makes me need to perform an operation after that I would survive for about 16 years in a vegetative state. My mom recounted this tragedy to me with her guilt, despite
My niece was only a couple months old when she caught a horrible respritory infection, and had to be hospitalized. Everything was so unexpected and happened out of nowhere one day. The day before we had to rush her to the hospital, she was acting normal and playing, laughing, being the regular happy girl she is and the next day she slept in later than she normally would. We went to check on her and she didn't laugh or try to be loving like she always is so we decided to take her to the doctor when they told us she would have to be hospitalized and watched close. I remember walking in and seeing her hooked up to all of the machines she had to be and I lost myself because I couldn't shake the feeling of guilt because I could
As we all know Kim Kardashian as well as many other celebrities turned to surrogacy. Kim undergone toxemia and a retained placenta during her last pregnancy. Natalia Lusinski stated, “She had been diagnosed with early-onset preeclampsia, and she even had to deliver North at only 34 weeks,” ( Natalia lusinski ) Kardashian urged for a surrogate her third baby after hearing such news with her first. Luckily, she’s been able to birth a healthy baby however, she knew better than to continue after being warned by her doctor. She used a surrogate and beat the odds anyway!
Paulette required constant visits to the pediatrician, expensive medications and therapy sessions. Their girl couldn’t formulate full sentences and could only pronounce words such as “mom”, “dad”, “water” and “food”; and although she was able to attend school as other kids her age, she still required special attention. As they pleaded on national television, an entire country sympathised with the heartbroken parents of the 4 year old; not realizing that they would become the prime suspects in the murder of Paulette Gebara
For an example, • Physical disability: Physical disability is one of the factors that cause severe vulnerability within a consumer. For an example, a customer awaiting surgery for cancer was expected to make a full recovery, but would miss work for three months because of the surgery. Holding a current account, overdraft and unsecured loan with the same bank and anticipating a problem meeting repayments during this period, the customer contacted the bank to discuss options to manage the temporary loss of income. The bank refused to consider any options as no payments had yet been missed and told her to call back when in arrears. • Severe illness: Severe or Long term illness is another sort of consumer vulnerability which can be observed at any age and point of a consumer’s lifecycle.
Rough Draft A going-to-be-mom is making the journey to the United States, from Guatemala. A long distance crossing Mexico, a dangerous task especially when that lady is pregnant, yet eventually she made to the U.S to have a new child be born. Then on June 29th, 2001, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, a little kid was born. This little kid almost died and caused devastation to his mom who he would never get to see, yet he survived to live a life thanks to his mom. That kid cost her pain, eventually that kid was taken home alive and healthy a few days later.
The first gene therapy procedure was done in 1990 by Dr William French Anderson on a four year old girl, Ashanthi who had the ADA-SCID disease. At first, she was treated with regular adenosine deaminase enzyme injections, which received positive results but soon her health began to worsen and another treatment was needed. The next procedure was the bone marrow transplant that could only be performed if a well suited donor was found, which did not happen for the young patient. If none of the two treatments were applicable, the only solution for the infected child was to be detached in an artificial and germ free habitat. This is why the ADA-SCID disease is often referred to as “the bubble boy disease” or “bubble babies” for the infected children.