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5-year old Autistic boy dies after doctors gave him ten times the standard dose of insulin
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5-year old Autistic boy dies after doctors gave him ten times the standard dose of insulin

Shay Turner, an autistic five-year-old boy has died after doctors gave him ten times the correct dose of insulin after misdiagnosing him with diabetes.   According to his parents, he was rushed to Rotherham General Hospital last but died a few days later when he suffered a catastrophic brain injury.  His parents, Laura, 28, and Martyn, 29, claim that doctors misdiagnosed his sepsis as diabetes so gave him a huge amount of insulin by mistake.   The couple have now launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise £12,000 to pay for solicitors to represent them at Shay's inquest in October. Ms Turner, an advertising executive, said: 'There are two major failings that we need answers to - the overdose of insulin and what effect that had on him and the missed sepsis. So far nobody...
GoFundMe Raises Nearly $1M For The Victims Of Charlottesville
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GoFundMe Raises Nearly $1M For The Victims Of Charlottesville

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it has raised more than $800,000 for the victims of violence stemming from the Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend, according to The Washington Post. The money has been raised for the medical expenses of counter-protestors who were injured by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups who were marching in the “Unite the Right” event dedicated to preserving a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The rally resulted in the death of one woman, Heather Heyer, and injuries to dozens of other counter-protestors. One victim, 46-year-old Tyler Magill, suffered a stroke as a result of a physical attack from a white nationalist participate and is expected to need speech therapy and other forms of physical rehabilitation. GoFundMe ...
5 Crowdfunded products that actually delivered on the hype
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5 Crowdfunded products that actually delivered on the hype

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