A Rosie Outlook

December 21, 2010

A Rosie Outlook

Daily Star | December 21, 2010

HEALTHY newborn Rosie Mae is a Christmas miracle for her mum and dad, who lost their first daughter two years ago.

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Six-year-old remains active despite Spinal Muscular Atrophy diagnosis

December 20, 2010

Six-year-old remains active despite Spinal Muscular Atrophy diagnosis

Quad-Cities Online | December 18, 2010 | By Laura Anderson

Ella Christopher sat at her kitchen table, scribbling a crayon back and forth on a coloring book page.

“This is what we do every day after school,” said her mother, Amy Christopher.

Things are a little better now for the Eldridge family, but they aren’t easy. Ella, 6, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2, when she was 14-months-old.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a progressive, neuro-muscular disease that causes progressive weakness, Ms. Christopher said. “She basically atrophies.”

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New baby is precious gift from the little girl we lost

December 20, 2010

New baby is precious gift from the little girl we lost

Leicester Mercury | December 20, 2010 | By Cathy Buss

A couple who lost their first daughter to a rare genetic condition are celebrating the arrival of their new baby.

Rosie Mae Whitfield, was delivered by Caesarian section at Leicester General Hospital.

Weighing 6lbs 9ozs, parents Mark and Siobhan, from Thurmaston, have described her as a “gift from Mollie” who died just after her first birthday two years ago.

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