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tured many sad cases of se­ri­ous ill­ness, mis­for­tune and gen­uine hard­ship.

Heather McCracken’s heart-rend­ing story of lit­tle baby Sian Wate­ford’s im­plant hear­ing op­er­a­tion is one such story.

No­body knows how quickly the dev­as­tat­ing dis­ease of meningo­coc­cal C can strike, maim and disable any pre­vi­ously healthy young body.

While med­i­cal won­ders can now be per­formed im­me­di­ately, it is the on­go­ing preven­tion and close care that young per­sons need to­day – quite apart from a par­ent or care­giver’s help and the will to sur­vive. DR PETER BOYS

St Lukes Over the years your news­pa­per has fea-

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