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Photo Uploaded on Facebook Saves 4-year Old Child's Life

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 4, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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 Photo Uploaded on Facebook Saves 4-year Old Child's Life

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.

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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."

Source: Medindia
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