Maureen Feighan The Detroit News Published 6:02 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 The first time my daughter’s IQ was tested I fretted like a high-schooler taking a college entrance exam. It felt like her life – and mine – depended on it. She was 2. My husband and I worried and stewed before our appointment because the outcome would essentially forge the path for her schooling going forward. We studied up on some of the skills on which she’d be tested. We agonized over whether she’d be able to put plastic rings on a stacker. The day of her “test,” the school district psychologist asked my daughter, who was born with a rare genetic condition that affects her growth, development and cognitive abilities, to flip through a book and point to certain pictures. My heart sank. She couldn’t identify pictures and couldn’t point. But then the ring stacker arrived. My sweet little girl, all 12 pounds of her at the time, put her little fat … [Read more...] about Intelligent Lives documentary
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Updated 11:45 am CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 Senator Robert Kennedy sprawled semiconscious in his own blood on floor after being shot in the brain & neck while busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort him, in kitchen at hotel. Senator Robert Kennedy sprawled semiconscious in his own blood on floor after being shot in the brain & neck while busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort him, in kitchen at hotel. Photo: Bill Eppridge, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel after being shot by a young Jordanian Sirhan Sirhan. The senator died later, June 6, 1968. Busboy Juan Romero is among those aiding Kennedy. (Photo by Bill Eppridge/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) less Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel after being shot by a young Jordanian Sirhan Sirhan. The senator died later, June 6, 1968. Busboy Juan … [Read more...] about Juan Romero, who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies at 68
A charity event set up by two Wearside parents whose daughter was given life-saving surgery is set to hit all the white notes. Sunderland couple Sergio and Emma Petrucci will host another Red Sky Ball White Party brunch at Ramside Hall on Sunday to raise thousands more for Children’s Heart Unit (CHUF) at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Staff at the unit helped to save daughter Luna’s life after she was born with two holes in her heart. Sergio and Emma - who founded Red Sky Ball in 2016, have organised the brunch as an alternative to the charity event they usually host in March which celebrates the anniversary of Luna’s life saving operation. #The funds raised go direct to fund lifesaving equipment for young children with heart problems to make treatment easier. The total funds raised in just over two years is now close to £230,000 – and Red Sky Ball continues to attract support from a number of commercial … [Read more...] about Parents of Sunderland girl who underwent life-saving heart surgery in latest fund-raiser forhospital unit
A NEW Amazon Prime documentary into Reeva Steenkamp's murder has been slammed by her family for showing grisly images of her corpse. The four-part series called Pistorius reveals graphic pictures of the 29-year-old's body lying on the floor of a blood-stained bathroom after she was shot dead. Her boyfriend, shamed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, is serving 13 years in prison for murdering her at their home in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine's Day 2013. Reeva's sister Simone Cowburn has raised concerns over how producers got hold of the police photographs and the impact it's had on her parents. She told MailOnline: "My question is how did these documentary people get their hands on police photographs of my sister's body?" Mrs Cowburn continued: "My parents are not young at all. I am worried this will have a terrible effect on them. My father has been really unwell recently and has heart problems. "I spend a lot of time shielding my parents from what is on the internet about Reeva. We … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime documentary Pistorius slammed by Reeva Steenkamp’s family over grisly images of her corpse
PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the country and the world in shock after she was tragically killed in a car crash in August 1997. A number of events were organised and TV shows broadcast to mark the 20th anniversary of her passing last year as Britain continues to remember her legacy. When and how did Princess Diana die? Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. The tunnel is located right in the heart of the French capital by the River Seine. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of her death, with many events being held in her memory. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries. In the days following her death, a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief. Diana's funeral was held … [Read more...] about When did Princess Diana die, where did the Paris car crash happen and what age was the Princess of Wales at the time of her death?