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CARRICK CHILD RETURNS FROM THE US AFTER UNDERGOING TESTS FOR BATTENS TREATMENT

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21 Apr 2011 Comments Off on CARRICK CHILD RETURNS FROM THE US AFTER UNDERGOING TESTS FOR BATTENS TREATMENT
CARRICK CHILD RETURNS FROM THE US AFTER UNDERGOING TESTS FOR BATTENS TREATMENT

By Veronica Corr Amelia Ryczan, a little Polish girl living in Foxfield, Carrickmacross, has just returned from a week of intensive tests for an experimental trreatment in the United States for Battens Disease. Battens Disease is a rare neuro-degenerative condition that affects babies, young children and juveniles. The invasive procedures she underwent during her trip involved taking a sample of her spinal bone marrow, MRI scans and eye exams, which would be an ordeal for an adult, but brave little Amelia only turns four tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd. Tamara, Amelia’s mother accompanied ...