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2-year-old boy with cancer gets early Christmas love from around the world
WCPO-TV (CINCINNATI) -- After one family said their baby was sent home with two months to live, neighbors and friends around the world have banded together to create early Christmas for the boy."We decided to make every day that he has left as amazing as it can be," Brody’s sister McKenzie Allen, 21, told ABC News. "We try to think of every fun thing that he would like to do to just bring a smile to his face."Last year, the family took 2-year-old Brody to see Christmas lights displays and his face lit up with joy and excitement."He loves Christmas...
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Florida health center Recovery Unplugged uses music to help fight addiction
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what can be done.The Trump administration declared the crisis a "national public health emergency" in 2017.A number of states have passed bills to fight the epidemic in their own states. Florida Gov. Rick Scott did just that this past spring, in a state that has seen over a dozen people...
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Relief fund set up by GlobalGiving for those affected by Hurricane Florence
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling "the storm of a lifetime," and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds.The impending storm -- which is expected to make landfall Friday morning -- has prompted mass evacuations in coastal areas and is forecast to be one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the area in years."This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast," the National Weather Service spokesperson in Wilmington, North Carolina, said late Tuesday night....
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