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About the First For You Health Forum

This forum is intended to be a parental information sharing site for parents or guardians with ill children.

If you have a situation another First Coast parent may have experienced and you want to learn more about what they went through, share your circumstances here.

If you have an experience that answers someone's question, please share it. This is meant to provide parental support, not medical diagnosis.

Please do not mention the names of your children.

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Girl Born Without a Face Gets New Sister

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.

12:29 PM, Feb 19, 2010

Social Security comes after man for $895 overpayment they made to his mom

Imagine your parent gets an overpayment from the government while you're young, but decades later, the government takes that overpayment out of your tax return. Gilbert Stokes, 60, of Jacksonville, said it happened to him.

7:11 PM, May 1, 2013

AIDS Memorial Quilt marks 25 years with display in D.C.

It was on June 27, 1987, when a group of grieving friends and loved ones hung a 40-panel quilt from a balcony in San Francisco to memorialize 40 lives lost to AIDS.

10:09 AM, Jun 22, 2012

Doctors Believe Tooth Problem Led to Septic Shock for Starke Man

STARKE, Fla. -- A medical mystery turns a Starke man's world upside down.

Once active, 38-year-old Alex Davies, is now confined to a wheel chair, missing three limbs.

6:11 PM, Jul 7, 2011

Watch out for gas card skimmers during the holidays

Filling up at the gas station is something we all do regularly, but if you are not careful, you could end up losing holiday cash. 

11:24 PM, Dec 2, 2013

Mother of Three Killed

By Charlene Shirk
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- One look at Nickeshea Gray and you can tell she was a woman adored. Adored by her family, a family that says she took care of them when times were tough.

7:55 PM, Jul 26, 2006

Florida's pill mill crackdowns hurting those in real pain

Florida used to be a destination for those seeking prescription pain meds. Pill mills littered Interstate 95, the parking lots filled with out of state plates. But the crackdown has lead to a new problem.

11:09 PM, Oct 31, 2013

Man shot, killed by police in Bradenton

Police in Bradenton have shot and killed a man they say held his girlfriend hostage and threatened an officer.

2:11 PM, Jun 9, 2013

Funk's Wife Accused of Copyright Infringement

By Deanna Fene
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The wife of professional golfer Fred Funk says she didn't think she did anything wrong by copying the work of a local artist.

12:09 PM, Oct 21, 2004
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