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Meet the 2-year-old Boy Who Can’t Eat Anything But Peaches

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Sometimes, when you tuck into your favorite meal, you may go, “Wow, I could eat nothing else for the rest of my days!” Could you really? What if you never, ever get to taste anything else? This might be the case with Micah Gabriel Masson Lopez – a two-year-old boy from Montreal, Canada who lives only on peaches.

He suffers from a serious condition called food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) which causes a severe allergy to virtually any food other than peaches.

Little Micah has hardly ever had a pain-free day. In addition to FPIES, he suffers from an immunodeficiency called DiGeorge syndrome and a rare genetic condition known as 15Q13.3 micro-duplication. Every month, his parents have to take him to nine different specialists, and the medical costs are taking a heavy toll.

So is the cost of ensuring a steady supply of peaches, which can be a problem to find off-season in Quebec. His parents are so desperate that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds that will help them with all the expenses.

Micah was diagnosed with FPIES at six months, and his life has been a constant struggle to hold his food down. Even his only safe option, peaches, cannot be consumed in any form. He can’t have them frozen, dried, or canned because of the potential presence of additives. The peaches must also be organic otherwise they could contain pesticides. As you can imagine, organic fresh peaches are not something readily available at all times, nor are they cheap.

“Living in Quebec, let’s just say peaches are very hard to find off-season. We are buying peaches in bulk and are running out of funds to do so, as we also have to pay for his complex medical needs,” says his mother, Caroline Masson.

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With two other boys to look after, Micah’s parents are really having a hard time. And while costs are a burden, they want most of all to ensure that their baby is happy and free of pain.

“The first solid food we trialled was banana. He proceeded to vomit four hours later, six times in a row and pass out, pale and almost blue,” Caroline says.

She recalls the terror of the first time seeing her little boy go into shock.

“The first time I saw him go into shock from a reaction, I didn’t even know how to help him. I called 911 and they didn’t know what FPIES was. So, we just held our baby boy and cried with him throughout the night.”

Despite the cards dealt him, Micah is a lovely child, as the family say on their GoFundMe page.

“He is an amazing little boy with such a loving personality and loves everything and everyone. He has not had an easy start to life.”

Sadly, there is no cure for FPIES, but there may be hope for Micah. As his mother explains, most children suffering from this condition seem to outgrow it at about four years of age. For Micah, though, such a scenario seems unlikely: while most toddlers are allergic to 2 or 3 foods, he has 27 trigger foods plus other gastrointestinal problems.

Still, his parents aren’t giving up hope and are looking for other safe foods. They are experimenting with rabbit broth and the initial results are encouraging, but Micah is only able to keep down half a teaspoonful a day and that is far from enough. He can also tolerate a special liquid food formula whose cost will be covered by Medicare until October 2018. At that point, he will have to be tested again for dairy allergy to qualify for coverage.

Right now, his parents are hoping they can raise funds so that Micah can have his peaches and get his treatment.

“Life revolves around making sure he is the happiest little boy he can be — and for that, we need to be able to provide him peaches every day.”

This being the season of goodwill, let’s hope that Micah and his family get their Christmas wish.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to five user to restrain false news

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Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service company executives has stated their desire in globally limiting the number of times a user can farward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”.



Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event in the Indonesian capital, “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today.”

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Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The five-recipient limit expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the spread of rumors on social media led to killings and lynching attempts.

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WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the app, following global concern that the platform was being used to spread fake news, manipulated photos, videos without context, and audio hoaxes, with no way to monitor their origin or full reach.

The app’s end-to-end encryption allows groups of hundreds of users to exchange texts, photos and video beyond the purview of independent fact checkers or even the platform itself.

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Credit to Reuters for confirming the development through WhatsApp’s head of communications Carl Woog, stating that WhatsApp will roll out an update to activate the new forward limit starting Monday. adding that Android users will receive the update first, followed by users of Apple’s iOS.

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R.Kelly cut off by Sony music over alleged acts of sexual abuse

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Chicago-born singer, R. Kelly has parted ways with Sony Music and its subsidiary label, RCA Records, amid controversies surrounding his alleged acts of sexual abuse.




The controversial singer, who is facing different allegations of abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation, was dropped by the record label on Friday.

R. Kelly was removed from the RCA Records website, whose parent company is Sony Music.

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This new development comes in the wake of calls and petitions from members of the #MuteRKelly movement, who have been pestering the record company to part ways with him.

The calls intensified in the wake of the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ in which multiple women accused him of sexual assault.

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This month has seen previous collaborators like Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, and Phoenix, all condemn R. Kelly and remove their collaborative songs from streaming services.

The documentary ‘Surviving R.Kelly’ is in six parts and gives detailed explanation into the history of allegations against the 52-year-old superstar.

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