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2010-01-29 15:53:00

MIAMI, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The IKF's (International Kids Fund) Wonderfund(TM) has established an emergency fund for Haiti's Children called the "Haiti's Children Fund." It will support young Haitian earthquake victims expected to arrive at Jackson Memorial Hospital for life-saving medical care. Donations may be made directly through www.wonderfund.org. The IKF's Wonderfund(TM), is a program of the Jackson Memorial Foundation, whose mission is to provide life-saving medical care to...

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2006-12-31 18:00:10

By JENNIFER KAY PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As her cousins, sisters and parents settled down at the kitchen table, Marlie Casseus surveyed the plates of soft foods before her with a new attitude. She now could enjoy the balls of fried egg and cheese, beans and rice, tomatoes sliced as thin as paper, and a cake with white frosting - foods once impossible to eat when a 16-pound tumor-like mass pushed outward from behind her nose and mouth. The Christmas Day meal was one of the first in years...

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2006-12-31 15:00:00

By JENNIFER KAY PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As her cousins, sisters and parents settled down at the kitchen table, Marlie Casseus surveyed the plates of soft foods before her with a new attitude. She now could enjoy the balls of fried egg and cheese, beans and rice, tomatoes sliced as thin as paper, and a cake with white frosting - foods once impossible to eat when a 16-pound tumor-like mass pushed outward from behind her nose and mouth. The Christmas Day meal was one of the first in years...

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2006-11-26 18:00:00

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI - The 3-year-old in the photograph had her mother's nose, big brown eyes and two baby teeth showing in her wide smile. But by the time Marlie Casseus was 14, what she saw in the mirror bore no resemblance to the girl in the picture - or any girl. Whatever was under Marlie's skin looked like a basketball, or two eggplants. All that remained of her nose were two distended nostrils. A single tooth poked through the stretched membrane of her upper lip. She had one good...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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