DALTON--Bobby Rice had a choice to make: Lose his foot and save his life. Or take a risk, and maybe save both. He took a chance.
And that choice placed Rice at the center of a could-it-be-true story featuring a small-town doctor and a big-league medical advancement rarely seen at even the most elite hospitals.
To become a believer, says Dr. Spence Misner, look at the end of Rice's right leg.
The foot looks good these days, Misner, a podiatrist, said at a recent checkup at the Dalton Foot and Ankle Surgery Center. READ MORE
CAPE BRETON--An event planned to help two Cape Breton children with blood disorders drove 121 people to add their names to Canada’s stem cell registry.
Kellen and Kaylee’s Day of Hope included several fun events to try to get the word out about the importance of donation.
Seven-year-old Kellen Surette of Glace Bay was diagnosed with Myelodsplastic syndrome, which can turn into leukemia. He’s scheduled for a stem cell transplant in May.
“We were lucky enough to find a donor quickly, but there’s lots out there who need a donor desperately ..." READ MORE