Snoring in young children may seem harmless and even cute, but one mother is out to warn other parents that it could be a sign your child isn't getting enough sleep. Samantha Ebner of Wisconsin says her toddler daughter Aubrey was constantly snoring loudly. She also had trouble focusing during the day and with potty training at night. Her pediatrician suggested having Aubrey's tonsils removed. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano () has more.
Kira Iaconetti literally sang her way through surgery in an effort to preserve her passion to sing. Doctors discovered a rare tumor in the 19-year-old's brain that was causing seizures when she listened to music or sang. She says "it's a cruel, sick joke" but doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital performed a specialized surgery that had her wake up and sing, allowing them to steer clear of areas in the brain she needs to produce music. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki has more.
Cimone Stills is smiling a lot more lately thanks to a life-changing trip to Paris. Just a year ago, the teen was suffering from severe seizures almost daily. Her doctor at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, says since she's returned from France, the 15-year-old has been able to stop some of her treatments. With a grin on her face, Cimone says the effect of trip is priceless. InsideEdition.com's Keleigh Nealon () has more.
These two women say they suffer from sleep paralysis and frequently have frightening experiences in the middle of the night. The condition can feel like something out of a horror movie, so much so, it's even been featured on the Netflix horror series, "The Haunting of Hill House." Sleep paralysis has popped up in reality television, as well. Kendall Jenner reveals she suffers from it too. InsideEdition.com's Leigh Scheps () has more.
Lifetime performer Austin Hewitt, 18, was all smiles at his last show despite knowing that his leg would be amputated in less than a week. The Indiana teen was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2016, and again two years later in his ankle. Hewitt chose to have doctors amputate a portion of his leg to save his life, and took the stage one last time before saying goodbye to the tumor he named "Calvin." InsideEdition.com's Keleigh Nealon () has more.
A Colorado mom was left blind in one eye after a parasite latched onto her cornea when she went swimming wearing her contact lenses. It happened while Stacey Peoples was on a family vacation in 2014. After being misdiagnosed several times, she eventually had to undergo a cornea transplant. The mother of four and longtime educator was unaware of the dangers of wearing contact lenses in the water. Now she wants share her story to warn other people.
Two Bolivian seniors may be the oldest living people on Earth. Zenon and Julia are each allegedly 118 years old, born in the year 1900. If Zenon's age is verified, that would make him the oldest male ever to have lived. Meanwhile, Julia celebrated her big 118 in late October. At a party in her honor, Mama Julia serenaded her admirers on the charango, a kind of lute. Then she tucked in to a healthy serving of one of her favorite foods, cake.
When singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper's psoriasis first flared up, the pain was "unbearable." "My psoriasis spread and everything was inflamed," she said. During performances, Lauper, 65, tried to hide the distinctive red spots with makeup and clothing. Now, Lauper has partnered with Novartis for the SEEMEtoknow campaign, which shares inspiring stories of people battling psoriasis to remind patients that they are not alone in their fight. “I think everybody needs hope,” said Lauper.
Texas doctors performed breast surgery live on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The operation features a new technology that more accurately identifies cancerous areas to be cut out of the patient. A radiation oncologist told Facebook viewers exactly what they were seeing. Facebook lit up with support for the patient. Sonia Johnson, 50, gave the world a front-row seat to her deeply personal procedure. Last year, she was diagnosed with aggressive triple negative breast cancer.
Jane and Ken Gremling have shared 47 years of wedded bliss as husband and wife, parents, grandparents and now breast cancer patients. The couple was diagnosed with breast cancer within a few months of each other. Doctors say the chance of both a husband and wife having the disease is a statistical improbability. Now, they're tackling the disease together, even sharing the same doctors. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki has more.