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Neighborhood holds Halloween party in May for boy with rare condition

Heather Keil (CASTAIC, Calif.) — A California boy received an early birthday present on Sunday, when his neighborhood celebrated his favorite fall holiday five months early. Carter Sarkar suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare metabolism disorder in which the body cannot break down sugar molecules. There is no cure, and Carter’s life expectancy is mid-to-late teenage years. On Sunday, Carter’s …

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Duchess Kate stars in new video for Children’s Hospice Week

Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) — Duchess Kate has recorded a new public service announcement to kick off Children’s Hospice Week in the U.K., and she got a little help from singer Ed Sheeran. Sheeran’s song, “Lego House,” is featured in the new video released Monday by Kensington Palace. Sheeran is an ambassador for East Anglia Children’s Hospital (EACH), where Kate serves …

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Fruit juice for infants is now a strict no-no, say new guidelines

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Fruit juice for children younger than 1 year old is now a no-no, according to new guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The academy is also recommending sharply limiting juice consumption by toddlers and older children in its new guidelines, as ABC News Chief Women’s Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained Monday on ABC’s Good …

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Teacher’s uplifting art project reminds students of their uniqueness

Jessica Moyes/Sharon Elementary School(NEW YORK) — One art teacher has inspired her entire school to embrace their unique gifts and talents. Jessica Moyes, who’s worked six years at Sharon Elementary School in Newburgh, Indiana, wanted each student leave their mark on the school by painting a rock any way they wanted to. She said she was inspired after seeing a …

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How to protect your family during tick season

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As temperatures rise and kids and pets across the U.S. return to playing outdoors, they’re more likely than ever to come in contact with ticks. And in some cases, experts warn, the dangers could be fatal. Last week in Oregon, Amanda Lewis posted a video on Facebook showing her 4-year-old daughter Evelyn struggling to walk. The video, …

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2 teachers dismissed after student with ADHD receives award for ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’

WSB-TV(ATLANTA) — Two Atlanta-area middle school teachers have been dismissed of their duties after an eighth-grader with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder received the “Most Likely to Not Pay Attention” award earlier this week at a school assembly. Nicole Edwards’ 14-year-old daughter received the award as part of the Spirit Week activities at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, located about 25 …

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Girl with rare disease singing “Overcomer” in viral video meets Grammy winner behind song

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Earlier this year, 4-year-old Leah Carroll, a California child who has a rare blood disease, lifted spirits worldwide when her rendition of the song “Overcomer” by Grammy winner Mandisa went viral. But this week, it was Leah’s turn for a bit of uplifting when Mandisa came to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland to …

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Single father creates a safe haven for children with autism to play together online

Stuart Duncan(TIMMINS, Ontario) — A single father quit his job to operate a Minecraft server specifically for children and adults with autism to play the popular multiplayer game with each other, and ended up creating an online community and safe haven on the internet for people with autism and their families. Stuart Duncan, 40, of Timmins, Ontario, told ABC News …

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