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5-Year-Old ‘Superhero’ Receives Medal for His Fight Against Neurofibromatosis

August 29, 2017

5-Year-Old ‘Superhero’ Receives Medal for His Fight Against Neurofibromatosis

By In the Loop intheloop

Gus Erickson is just 5 years old, but he’s already earned superhero status for his courage and strength. The Neurofibromatosis Network recently named Gus its 2017 NF Champion for the way he’s battled the disorder. 

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Dusica Babovic, Neurofibromatosis


Sampson Returns to Liberia After Remarkable Transformation

June 15, 2017

Sampson Returns to Liberia After Remarkable Transformation

By In the Loop intheloop

After several months and several surgical treatments at Mayo Clinic, Sampson returned with pride to the Liberian village where he had once been labeled an outcast due to facial deformities that marred his appearance and his vision.  

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Tags: Dr. Samir Mardini, Neurofibromatosis, Plastic Surgery


February 9, 2017

Series of ‘Miracles’ Brings Liberian Boy to Minnesota for Life-Changing Surgery

By In the Loop intheloop

Sampson has a sweet, infectious smile. But it’s not the first thing most people notice about him. That’s because Sampson, a 15-year-old from Liberia, has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that has caused large tumors to grow on his face. And that’s only the most visible challenge he’s endured in his young life. As an infant, […]

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Tags: Neurofibromatosis


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