It's been a year since the parents of a severely disabled child made public their decision to submit their daughter to a hysterectomy, breast surgery and drugs to keep the girl forever small. Today, the couple tell CNN, they believe they made the right decision -- one that could have a profound impact on the care of disabled children worldwide.
The Food and Drug Administration may have caused pandemonium on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive with its announcemenet late last week of a safety review of the famed cosmetic therapy, Botox. But on Wall Street at least a few financial analysts are advising investors to buy shares of Botox maker Allergan while they're cheap.
Bradshaw Craven Langmaid -- we called him Shaw -- our firstborn, arrived two weeks past due on June 25, 1961, in Marquette, Michigan, just one week before his dad was honorably discharged from the Air Force. Weighing nearly 9 pounds, Shaw was not red and wrinkly as most newborns. He was an eager nurser and slept well from the start. We did notice that his left eye and nostril were smaller than the right, and within a few weeks we also noticed that he was unable to hold up his head.
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