HealthBeat Rare Diseases

HealthBeat Rare Diseases

Cassidy Hempel, 6, waves at hospital staff with the help of her mother Chris at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 18, 2011. Cassidy and twin sister Addison are receiving alternative treatment for Niemann Pick Type C disease, a rare disorder where harmful amounts of cholesterol accumulates in vital organs. Every other week, 7-year-old twins Addison and Cassidy Hempel have an experimental medicine injected into their spines in hopes of battling a fatal neurologic disease. It's not a drug company study _ their mother won a government OK for the unusual experiment. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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March 18, 2011 02:57:29 AM
April 25, 2011 05:50:57 PM
Marcio Jose Sanchez
AP
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Cassidy Hempel, Chris Hempel
Oakland, CALIFORNIA, United States
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