A photo uploaded on Facebook helped save the life of a 4-year old. A worried father noticed an unusual rash on his son's body while putting him to sleep. He immediately took a photo and uploaded
it on the social networking site.
Minutes after the upload Dr. Sara
Barton identified that unusual rash as a symptom of acute lymphocytic leukemia
and advised Philip Rice to take his son, Ted to the hospital. Ted was diagnosed
with blood cancer and now has to undergo 3-years of grueling chemotherapy.
Mr. Philip said, "There is a 75%
survival rate and the numbers aren't good enough when it's your child. That
picture probably saved us."