In article <47rm3c$455 at news4.digex.net>, <peter at access.digex.net> writes:
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> From: Peter Engelman <peter at access.digex.net>
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> Subject: BABY WITH NEURO PROBLEMS NEEDS HELP
> Date: 9 Nov 1995 01:38:52 GMT
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>> This little 2 year old girl was born with a malignant tumor on
> her spine. It was surgically removed and she had chemo therapy
> afterwards and now she is ok with regard to the tumor.
>> The problem is that the surgery left her with nerve damage to her
> lower extremities. As a result she cannot urinate without being
> catherized and she has abnormal bowl function. She is also in
> leg braces because she can't walk from the nerve damage.
>> The physicians have said that the scar tissue has damaged the
> nerve roots in her spine that control the lower extremities and
> they don't offer much hope or treatment.
>> If anyone has any suggestions as to physicians, treatment etc.,
> I would like to hear from you so that I can pass the information
> on to the parents of this adorable little child. Now they say
> she has scoliosis of 39 degrees and they want to put her into
> some kind of brace.
>> If you can help with any info, please send personal e-mail to me.
>Peter at access.digex.net>>suggest you try The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at University of Miami
School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL -- physician is
Barth Greene. Good luck. -- minidoc