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8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Utah's high altitude may have helped diagnose 8-year-old North Carolina boy's brain tumor, family says

The 8-year-old North Carolina boy was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer while in Utah for Christmas. (GoFundMe) An 8-year-old North Carolina boy hoping to spend a peaceful Christmas with his family in Utah instead received a devastating and unexpected diagnosis of glioblastoma — an aggressive, cancerous tumor often found in the brain or spine. Perryn Miller… Read More »