Daily Archives: August 12, 2011
Dailymail - When a doctor presented surgery options to parents of a cancer-stricken boy, one thing was made clear: He had to be able to play baseball again.
Now, Dugan Smith, 13, of Ohio, is pitching and playing first base, thanks to a unique procedure that turned his foot backwards.
It wasn’t a medical mishap or a doctor error – it was a bridge to getting the boy cancer-free and allowing him to keep most of his leg.
Dugan was 10 when he fell from a tree and fractured his femur.
Dr. Joel Mayerson told the Today Show that while undergoing treatment, a softball-sized malignant tumour was discovered in Dugan’s leg that was bleeding and polluting his muscles with cancer.
He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that’s extremely rare in children, and Dugan’s parents had a decision to make.
His leg would need to be amputated, and when a doctor presented a surgery that would turn his right foot around to save his leg, they listened.
His mother, Amy Miller said: ‘The pros out-weighed the cons.
‘The only thing that would stop us from doing it would be — well, his foot would be on backwards.’
The surgery involved cutting above and below Dugan’s knee to remove the tumour before flipping and reattaching the lower portion of his leg.
Now, Dugan’s calf is his thigh, and the ankle joint acts as his knee, while the foot is now his ankle. A prosthetic ankle and foot do the rest.
More importantly, he’s cancer-free and playing baseball again.
His father Dustin Smith said: ‘If we would’ve opted for the one that would’ve looked the most normal, he wouldn’t have been able to do anything but walk.’
Dugan has admitted that the ordeal taught him an extremely valuable lesson.
He said: ‘Never give up, because 90 per cent of it is in your mind.’
If you’re like me, this issue is far more important than we realized. Apparently around 80 beers that were previously used in restaurants as entertainment, are now being released back into the wild, after admitting they had a problem. Well, they didn’t admit it per se, but it did become quite obvious to those supplying the bears with booze (and the restaurants accountants I presume).
After reading more into this, I learned that Ukraine and America are much more similar than I had realized. Both have drunken citizens that find it hialrious to get animals intoxicated as well. The only difference is we couldn’t possibly find, tame, and then sit down in a restaurant with drunk bears, that shit’s just crazy! They’re scary enough while sober, I can’t imagine the terror they’d invoke while shitfaced. And, now, neither will Ukraine.
Ukrainians are being deprived of their entertainment because, as Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky put it, “How long can we tolerate animal torture in restaurants where drunken guests make bears drink vodka for laughs?”
We see where their devotion lies, the safety of animals and not with entertaining their countrymen. Way to screw that one up, Ukraine!
In case you haven’t been to Ukraine to see a drunk beer, or aren’t planning a trip before this form of entertainment (much like sacrifices) is gone forever, here:
*Note: this bear was from Colorado, not Ukraine and got drunk on fermented
I absolutely LOVE these stories! Old closeted homo tries to romp around with young teen boys (who they assume won’t be able to make the connection of who they are) gets caught. The great thing though, is that it happens all the time! There are so many Conservatives, Republicans, Politicians, Anti-gay lawmakers, etc. out there getting their freak on behind closed doors and condemning us for being true to who we are and doing it with the door wide open.
So because they like to make a mockery of our lives, I am all about sharing with the world the ironic situations they get themselves into. Silly politicians, young gay boys like money, and stories like this, bring more than $80.
An anti-gay, opposite-sex married Indiana state lawmaker offered a young man he met through a Craigslist M4M section $80 to meet for a hookup at a local Marriott hotel, and when the young man tried to back out of the deal, exposed himself and tried to prevent him from leaving the hotel room, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star.
The six-term, 64-year old Catholic, Republican lawmaker, Rep. Phillip Hinkle, has voted against same-sex marriage, and even voted to ban marriage equality via a constitutional amendment.
The Star recounts the entire event in great detail, from the time the young man, Kameryn Gibson, “who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old,” is contacted by Hinkle, to Hinkle’s email address, to details of the email exchanges, and includes statements that Hinkle offered the young man and his sister — who came to rescue her brother once the deal went awry — $100, along with his Blackberry and iPad. Later, Hinkle’s wife reportedly offered the brother and sister $10,000 to keep quiet.
The Craigslist ad was posted at 7:37 a.m. Saturday. The ad shows two pictures of Kameryn Gibson, shirtless with pants pulled below the top of his underwear.
The ad’s text features one written line: “Email me and I’ll tell you everything you need to know!”
Forty-seven minutes later, he received a response from phinkle46 @comcast.net, with the email signature “Sent from Phil’s iPad.”
“Cannot be a long time sugar daddy,” the email reads, “but can for tonight. Would you be interested in keeping me company for a while tonight?”
The email offers “to make it worth (your) while” in cash, and offers a personal description: “I am an in shape married professional, 5’8″, fit 170 lbs, and love getting and staying naked.”
Fifteen minutes later, Kameryn Gibson replied: “Yes I can!” He also sent along his phone number.
What followed was an email exchange between phinkle46 @comcast.net and Kameryn Gibson. One email from Hinkle’s account asks “what will make you happy for giving me a couple hours of your time tonight?”
Gibson: “Wat (sic) can you give me?”
Phinkle46 @comcast.net: “How about $80 for services rendered and if real satisfied a healthy tip? That make it worth while?”
The two agreed on the price and discussed logistics. An email sent at 9:44 a.m., also with the signature “Sent from Phil’s iPad” and sent from Hinkle’s personal account, lays clear the parameters for the tip: “Final for the record, for a really good time, you could get another 50, 60 bucks. That sound good?”
Later, about 5 p.m., phinkle46 @comcast.net offered to pick up the young man at his Westside home and drive him to the JW Marriott hotel.
Dailymail - A convicted burglar on parole was caught trying to break in to the maximum-security prison he was let out of in 2009.
Thermal imaging cameras recorded Marvin Lane Ussery, 48, sneaking back into New Folsom State Prison in California in the early hours of yesterday morning, prison officials said.
‘We quickly determined we did not have an escape.
‘We found the suspect hiding in bushes near the Prison Industry Authority area,’ prison spokesman Tony Quinn said.
The chancer was arrested at 1.30am on suspicion of being a felon on prison grounds.
Ussery served time behind bars at the prison, also known as California State Prison Sacramento, for robbery before he was granted parole in June 2009.
The penitentiary, where Johnny Cash famously performed for prisoners in 1968, houses mostly maximum-security inmates serving long sentences, or inmates who have been difficult to control at lower-security institutions.
Ussery’s bicycle was parked near to where he hopped the seven foot barbed wire chain link fence encircling a large wooded area behind the prison.
Thirty corrections officers combed the prison yard for hidden contraband that the ex-inmate may have been trying to sneak in.
‘We don’t have any evidence of this in this case, but we have had incidents where former prisoners have snuck back onto the property to hide backpacks filled with drugs, alcohol or phones,’ Quinn said.
‘Minimum-security prisoners then find those backpacks and try to smuggle the contraband into the prison,’ he said.
Officers have not yet found any smuggled contraband.
Designers from Kazakhstan have come together to make a new, unique look (‘skid lids’) for motorcycle riders everywhere.
The company is now hoping to find a firm to manufacture them after being inundated with calls from bikers wondering how they could get their hands on them.
Rimma Fhevtfova, of Good! said: ‘We wanted to make something unusual. We wanted to make something that is outside the box and to try and think differently.
‘There is a growing cycling scene in Kazakhstan. It is much better than it was two years ago so we want to tap into that.
Here is a video from the Republicans debate last night. Their answers and beliefs about gay marriage are answered honestly. Bachmann and Perry royally irritated me through this:
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