Sarah Palin vs. Matt Damon: The actor spoke out on McCain's pick for Vice-President, comparing her to a 'really bad Disney movie' and says it's absurd Palin could become President. "I think there's a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that's a really scary thing... I think the pick was made for political purposes... Do the actuary tables and there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it'll be President Palin... It's like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom, you know, 'oh, I'm just a hockey mom'... and she's facing down President Putin... It's totally absurd... it's a really terrifying possibility... I need to know if she really think that dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that, I really do. Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."
Post-natal infection leaves mom disabled: Seattle mom Carol Decker has developed life-threatening hypotension from a septic pneumonia infection after giving birth to her daughter, now three months. As a result of the infection, Decker lost her eyesight and medication is making things worse: Decker's body reacted by blocking the blood flow to her legs, left arm and eyes and doctors had to amputate both of her legs below the knee and her left arm. The family's medical bills have already surpassed $2 million in just three months. "There are definitely tears and hard days. These have been the hardest days of my life, definitely," says Carol's husband Scott.
Mom saves baby's life by email: British mom Madeleine Robb sent an email to fellow mom Megan Santos warning that her one year-old baby Rowan may have a deadly form of eye cancer when she saw pictures of the newborn posted online. Robb, who has no medical training, noticed a white shadow in the baby's left eye and learned the white area could be a symptom of an eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Although Rowan will lose her left eye, Santos has called Robb a "hero," because the online diagnosis may have saved her baby's life. Fast treatment is crucial with retinoblastoma. According to research, 87 percent of children stricken with the disease mostly in developing countries die.
Dungeon incest victim speaks about abusive dad: Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, is revealing the brutality she and her children were forced to endure while imprisoned by their father in a cellar under their family home in Austria. Josef Fritzl kept Elizabeth prisoner for almost a quarter of a century, during which time she bore him seven children. According to court reports she was raped three times a week and if she resisted, her children suffered. Her father also threatened to kill them in the cellar, which had no windows and was sealed by an electronically locked door. Elisabeth says she tried to keep life as normal as possible for her children when their father was not around.
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