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@Sathnam @LWhateley @Rethink_ Every mental health professional must see this moving story

  • Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera (Sacha Dhawan) moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University.
  • Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage – but instead learns a painful family secret.
  • This is a touching, humorous and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career.
  • It is based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of Sathnam Sanghera which explores the sensitive subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivity.

Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera (Sacha Dhawan) moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University. Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage – but instead learns a painful family secret.
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Stanford cutting edge cancer treatment

A new treatment at Stanford is helping many people suffering from lymphoma.

  • When I was told my cancer was back I was devastated, and I didn’t have much time to live,” Shaw said.But Nicole’s final chance was a clinical trial at Stanford.
  • There, David Miklos, M.D., and his team used a ground breaking cancer therapy developed by Kite Pharma .
  • It works by genetically altering the patient’s own immune cells, which in turn attack and destroy the cancer.
  • “We’re taking those cells that we hoped would help us avoid cancer in the first place and we’re adding a little bit more power,” Miklos explained.And in the case of Fernando Guerrero, the Stanford team is taking that power a step further.
  • I am absolutely convinced that we will be able to make these therapies more effective for patients with Leukemia and Lymphoma, but extend this to other diseases like brain cancer and some of the most difficult to treat cancers,” Mackall said.Nicole has now been cancer free, and spends every moment…

A new treatment at Stanford is helping many people suffering from lymphoma.
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“No good. Diabetes.”

Please look deeper @washingtonpost @Newsweek @nytimes  #respectus #diabetes

  • Jonathan is citing sources who say that Donald Trump believes he’ll be replacing four supreme court justices during his term.
  • “Sotomayor,” Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced.
  • But today it is being reported that the President of the United States believes that type 1 diabetes is an impediment to acting as a Supreme Court Justice.
  • If Justice Sotomayor can lose her job for having type 1, can you?
  • Why is it so easy for Trump to dismiss a human being because they happen to have type 1 diabetes?

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President Obama: Dropping Malia off at Harvard was ‘like open-heart surgery’

  • As parents dropped their kids off at college this fall, President Barack Obama said what many fathers across the country may have been thinking.
  • At an event for the Beau Biden Foundation, Obama reflected on how quickly kids grow up.
  • “I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe [Biden] and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery.”
  • Even though it was difficult to move Malia into her dorm room at Harvard, he managed to hold back tears while on campus.

“I was proud that I did not cry in front of her.”
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Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval doing well at home

Separated in a 17-hour surgery @StanfordChild, the Sandoval twins are doing well at home:

  • Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval are thriving at home and discovering their own separate personalities.
  • (The photo to the right shows Erika and Eva with their parents, Aida and Arturo Sandoval, at the farewell celebration the hospital held before they were discharged in March.)
  • As the Sacramento Bee reported recently, Erika and Eva are now two spirited, very busy little girls:

    Erika likes fixing things and busies herself hammering at the walls and banisters with a plastic banana.

  • At their third birthday party in August, Erika will dress as a cowgirl and Eva as a princess.
  • Previously: Formerly conjoined twins one step closer to home, Conjoined twins update: Erika and Eva Sandoval healing well and Conjoined twins successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

    Photo courtesy of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval are thriving at home and discovering their own separate personalities. The sisters, who were born joined from
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A Daughter Chronicles Her Parents’ Final Months With Cancer : Shots

  • Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

    There is a whole range of feelings that happen with the delivery of bad news.

  • As a photojournalist, I did the only thing I knew: I picked up my camera and documented my parents’ dual cancer treatments for the next 24 months and our lives as they unfolded.
  • I remember one night sitting on my parents’ bathroom floor as my father began to cut off my mother’s hair, which had become flat dreadlocks tightly knotted against her scalp.
  • Although my parents are gone, my siblings and I continue to feel their love and guidance, as we sift through decades of found letters and notes, including one small stack of Post-it notes from our mother, exemplifying the importance of leaning into fear and taking chances: Courage isn’t the absence of fear — it’s knowing that you are afraid and doing it anyway.
  • Her book documenting her parents’ life with cancer, The Family Imprint: A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss, is now available, and the work will be on exhibit beginning Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Photographer Nancy Borowick captured her parents’ deep love and joy in life, even as they endured treatment in their 50s for the cancers they knew would soon kill them.
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Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana

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When getting an abortion is even harder than the decision to have one.
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