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8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Twins battling rare condition undergo life-saving surgery in the WOMB

Twins battling rare condition undergo life-saving surgery in the WOMB to defy just a five per cent chance of survival Tabitha Rean, 26, underwent the surgery at 18 weeks pregnant to save her twins Isla and Jemima were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome An uneven blood supply could have caused them to die without surgery… Read More »