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Hope and Medical Miracles

She almost died. This lovely child. But today she is cancer-free and her remission may have been helped by using a disabled form of the virus that causes AIDS.Science in the 21st Century. What next?

Scientists continue to tinker and imagine and research and try, try, try possibilities rooted in “what if we…?” An interesting marriage of creativity and scientific brilliance.

Merry Christmas, Emma. Your parents’ Christmas wishes forever are met in your laughter, energy and simple routines, once lost.

(S-R archives)

Girl Fakes Cancer To Scam $17K

Ruth Angelica Gomez stands in front of an "Achieve The Dream Foundation" sign in El Paso, Texas. Gomez, who collected $17,000 in donations after telling people she was dying of leukemia and had only had six months to live faces theft charges after police determined she lied about being sick. More here. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Ruben R Ramirez)

Question: Does this story make you less likely to contribute to a worthy cause?

PM: Vaulter Competes With Leukemia

Washington State sophomore Shawn Swartz practices the high jump at Mooberry Track Tuesday afternoon in Pullman. Swartz recently returned to the track after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. John Blanchette SR story here. (Special to the SR: Kevin Quinn)