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Her childhood was plagued by ear infections. The diagnosis was a rare genetic disorder called Turner syndrome

Brooke Caron, Turner syndrome

As a little girl, Brooke Caron had one ear infection after another. Ear tubes were a mainstay of her childhood. All those infections led to a condition called cholesteatoma, which is a type of cyst in the middle ear. They also affected her hearing. Surgery corrected the problem for the most part, but not until she […]

Every day Vanessa Child battles a deadly monster that is never satisfied

Vanessa Child

The monster Vanessa fights every day lives inside her brain. It tells her that she’s hungry — starving even — whether she just ate a snack or a three-course meal. She recently posted a selfie on Facebook with this caption: [Tweet “The Road to Success is Always under Construction”] “I don’t really give in to HIM,” […]