Cobb woman with PSC finds liver donor — her brother

Good News Notes: “Deontae and Di’Jon Thomas were always close growing up in Acworth. While the siblings, who are two years apart, shared many things, they now share something even more important — a lifesaving liver. Di’Jon Thomas told Channel 2 Action News that she nearly passed out when she was 16 years old, leading to…

WR Juwan Johnson using NFL combine to raise money for charity

Good News Notes: “One former Oregon wide receiver is using the NFL Combine to give back to a charity that means a lot to him. Wideout Juwan Johnson announced this week that he’ll be using the NFL Combine Bench press to help pledge donations to  Uplifting Athletes, a charity that assists the rare diseases community. Johnson…

Saving Oliver: Helping babies born with rare diseases

Good News Notes: “Every eight seconds a baby is born in the U.S. That means almost four million little boys or girls will be born in 2020. For most, the delivery will be textbook. But what if it isn’t? We met a little boy who came into this world with something quite unexpected, and things…

Two rare lambs born at Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse

Good News Notes: “Introducing, two new baby lambs! Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced the birth of two Black Welsh Mountain lambs at the  Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Black Welsh Mountain ewe Belle gave birth to the two lambs, a boy, and a girl, on Monday, January 20.” View the whole story here: http://cnycentral.com/news/local/two-rare-lambs-born-at-rosamond-gifford-zoo-in-syracuse

Rare birth in OKC making new calls for blood donations

Good News Notes: “Baby Zoey Murray was born prematurely in October but had it not been for blood donors, she would not have been born at all.” “Before she was born, Zoey had a condition called Isoimmunization, meaning her mother’s anti bodies were attacking Zoey’s red blood cells. Doctors perform an extremely rare in-utero blood…

Complete remission within reach for rare autoimmune disease

Good News Notes: “Pemphigus, an autoimmune disease mediated by B cells and which causes painful blisters and sores on the skin and mucous membranes, is a rare chronic autoimmune condition that can be fatal if not treated.” “Treatment for pemphigus, most commonly through an oral medication, was often slow and would not result in complete…