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March 6, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alison Ashcraft has grown up under a microscope. Like the renowned "boy in the bubble," whose vulnerability to illnesses forced him to live in an isolated environment, she was born with severe combined immuno-deficiency disease. But unlike the child made famous by a TV movie, Alison has been able to lead a relatively normal existence because of medical advancements. At age 17, the Laguna Hills High School junior is one of the oldest living sufferers of SCID.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Friends and family of an 8-month-old boy with a rare immune-system disease will host a benefit Oct. 11 at the Back Bay Pavilion to help pay for his treatment. Logan Threedouble suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, commonly known as SCIDS. The boy received a bone marrow transplant Friday and the family needs money to help cover an estimated $2 million in costs, said Karen Sullivan, his aunt. "We think this is important," she said.
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July 14, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Six-year-old Paulina Michelle Aguilar made medical history Thursday when she became the first recipient of a bone marrow transplant to also serve as the donor in a second transplant, in this case to her 5-week-old sister. Paulina was born with severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), a genetic problem that left her vulnerable to fatal infections. SCID is the same disease that afflicted David, the famous "Bubble Boy" in Houston.
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July 14, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Six-year-old Paulina Michelle Aguilar made medical history Thursday when she became the first recipient of a bone marrow transplant to also serve as the donor in a second transplant, in this case to her 5-week-old sister. Paulina was born with severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), a genetic problem that left her vulnerable to fatal infections. SCID is the same disease that afflicted David, the famous "Bubble Boy" in Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Friends and family of an 8-month-old boy with a rare immune-system disease will host a benefit Oct. 11 at the Back Bay Pavilion to help pay for his treatment. Logan Threedouble suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, commonly known as SCIDS. The boy received a bone marrow transplant Friday and the family needs money to help cover an estimated $2 million in costs, said Karen Sullivan, his aunt. "We think this is important," she said.
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May 16, 1993 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Gobea cannot possibly know it, but on Saturday he made medical history. The procedure, which took place behind a plastic curtain in a sterile room at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, lasted just two minutes. Andrew, four days old, slept through it all, his tiny fingers curled under his right ear, a look of peaceful repose on his face. The 6-lb., 12-oz.
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June 3, 1986 | HARRIET STIX
James Patrick Murphy Jr., 3 1/2, says "cheese" automatically whenever a camera is pointed in his direction. "James," his mother said fondly, "is a natural-born star." Besides, he has had plenty of practice posing. "I shot a whole album of him while he was in the hospital," Patricia Murphy added. That was during the winter of 1983-84, after James had been diagnosed as having severe combined immuno deficiency disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1991 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1964, Utah researcher Roland K. Robins added yogurt-like bacteria to two chemicals to synthesize a new compound, one of several first-ever extracts that Robins speculated might attack cancer cells. The compound was known as 2-CdA. Twenty-five years later, the drug was administered to 62-year-old Anne McKinley, and she became living testimony that the fruits of biotechnology have arrived.
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May 16, 1993 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Gobea cannot possibly know it, but on Saturday he made medical history. The procedure, which took place behind a plastic curtain in a sterile room at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, lasted just two minutes. Andrew, four days old, slept through it all, his tiny fingers curled under his right ear, a look of peaceful repose on his face. The 6-lb., 12-oz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alison Ashcraft has grown up under a microscope. Like the renowned "boy in the bubble," whose vulnerability to illnesses forced him to live in an isolated environment, she was born with severe combined immuno-deficiency disease. But unlike the child made famous by a TV movie, Alison has been able to lead a relatively normal existence because of medical advancements. At age 17, the Laguna Hills High School junior is one of the oldest living sufferers of SCID.
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