I Pray To One Day Hear Him Say ‘Mommy’

Jamaica Gleaner Thursday | March 14, 2013 by Anastasia Cunningham (anastasia.cunningham@gleanerjm.com) HOOKED UP to a dialysis machine at the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, six-year-old Javarie McDonald lay in the bed motionless in the middle of the 10-hour treatment just after 5 p.m. on Monday. Way too small for his age, the lad looked around the ward with curious eyes as he awaited the...

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Lack Of Kidney Machines Hurting Kids’ Survival Chances

Jamaica Gleaner Friday | March 1, 2013 by¬†Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer With the country’s public health sector languishing without a much-needed renal facility for children, it’s been a painfully wearying time for poor Jamaican families with loved ones ailing from the merciless onslaught of malfunctioning kidneys. But the ailing kids are not alone in their predicament – medical and health professionals who seek to...

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