Feb 23, 2021
Moment when brave 7-year-old girl - whose colon birth defect, severe immune condition and dwarfism have forced her to live her whole life in a HOSPITAL - breaks out adorable dance routine as she waits for a bowel transplant
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A video of a seven-year-old girl who is battling three rare conditions has gone viral as she performs an adorable dancing routine while waiting for a bowel transplant.
Isabella Thompson, from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, has been living in the hospital since birth.
However, she is not letting her grim situation get her down.
In late January, her mother, Kyla, posted a clip to TikTok of Isabella dancing to Justin Timberlake's song Can't Stop the Feelin'.
The video has been viewed more than four million times and liked more than 481,000 times.
A TikTok video of Isabella Thompson, 7, from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, dancing to Can't Stop The Feelin' has gone viral
The video of the little girl dancing to Justin Timberlake's song has been viewed more than four million times (left and right). It shows Isabella in the hospital as she waits for a bowel transplant@kylact
#feelinggood #justdance #donate #gonoodlekids Hands up if u rock IVIG too ♀️.♬ CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song from DreamWorks Animation's "TROLLS") - Justin Timberlake
Kyla has been sharing Isabella's medical journey on her blog and social media accounts since her daughter was a year old, but never expected to go viral.
'It was my only outlet for my mental health,' Kyla told CTV News.
'What really helped me is the amount of people that reached back to me and said: "Look, what you wrote, what you said, what you shared has helped me."'
When Kyla, became pregnant in 2013 with her first chilld, no doctor told her or her husband, Lyle, that anything was wrong.
Their daughter was born on December 6, 2013. But, in just a few days, her parents would learn how sick she really is.RELATED ARTICLES
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Within weeks, Bella was diagnosed with three conditions: severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Hirschprung's disease and cartilage-hair hypoplasia.
The first, SCID, is a very rare disorder caused by mutations in different genes involved in the development of the immune system.
SCID specifically affects two main types of white blood cells T-cells, which identify and attack pathogens and B-cells, which make antibodies against the 'invader.'
Because Isabella has neither of these types of cells , it makes her highly susceptible to severe infections.
Approximately one in 58,000 babies are born in the U.S. with this condition every year, according to KidsHealth.
Isabella is currently battling three rare conditions that have left her living in the hospital since birth. Pictured: Isabella (second from left) with her parents and younger brother
She suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Hirschprung's disease and cartilage-hair hypoplasia. Pictured: Isabell (second from right) with her parents and younger brother
Isabella has undergone a bone marrow transplant and currently receives IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) therapy, made of donor blood, to give her immunity.
Her second condition, Hirschsprung's disease, is a condition that affects the large intestine, known as the colon.
The condition is caused by missing nerve cells in the muscles of a baby's colon and renders a newborn unable to pass a bowel movement for several days.
Doctors were forced to remove all of Isabella's colon when she was under a year old and have performed at least 21 surgeries.
Her mother, Kyla, wrote on her public Facebook page that her daughter still battles through 'pain, distension, poor motility, [small intestinal bacterial overgrowth], and occasional restricted diets.'
SCID is a condition that leaves Isabella (left and right) without immune-fighting blood cells while cartilage-hair hypoplasia a form of dwarfism. Hirschprung's disease is a colon birth defect that involved doctors removing Isabella's entire colon and placing her on the list for a bowel transplant
Lastly, Isabella has cartilage-hair hypoplasia, which is a form of dwarfism.
People with the condition are generally of short stature, have very fine and light hair, and are immunodeficient.
Cartilage-hair hypoplasia is common among the Amish population but, in the general population, it is so rare, that it's unknown how many people have it.
Despite her conditions, Isabella still love dancing, singing and drawing, which her mother shares on social media.
One of the videos on TikTok, featuring Bella drawing, even captured the attention of American pop musician Halsey.
'She said: "I saw your daughter's video on TikTok and I started watching your Instagram videos,"' Kyla told CTV News.
'She said Bella's love for music and art really touched her, and that she wanted to send Bella a care package.'
Kyla told CTV News that despite all of her hardships, Bella continues to find joy in music and art.
'We just want to help others get through hard times,' she said.Read more:
- Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth
- Sask. family TikTok earns 9.5M views, message from pop star Halsey | CTV News
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Prince Philip, 99, moved to St Bart’s hospital for treatment for infection and heart condition & he’ll stay in this week
PRINCE Philip has today been transferred to a different hospital while he battles an infection and pre-existing heart condition.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken to the King Edward VII hospital almost two weeks ago as a "precautionary measure".12Prince Philip has moved hospital while he undergoes tests for a pre-existing heart conditionCredit: Getty Images - Getty 12Staff shield the exit with umbrellas alongside an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where the Duke has spent 13 daysCredit: PA:Press Association
Buckingham Palace said today he has now been moved to London's St Bartholomew's hospital until at least the end of the week.
The Duke will undergo testing for the heart condition at the hospital, which is one of the country’s leading specialist cardiac centres.
The Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.
"The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week."
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Philip was pictured leaving London's King Edward VII clinic in an ambulance this morning as police guarded his way.
A police van was used to protect the Duke from being photographed, while staff shielded his way with umbrellas.
Philip has so far spent a total of 13 nights being cared for by medics - his longest ever stay in hospital.
Buckingham Palace previously said the Duke, who is just three months away from his 100th birthday, walked into the hospital unaided and received medical attention for an infection.What is St Bartholomew's Hospital?
The hospital - run by St Bart's NHS Trust - was founded in 1123 in the city of London next to St Paul's Cathedral.
It is a leading specialist in cardiovascular health and has state-of-the-art treatments for a full range of heart conditions.
The hospital's cardiovascular unit covers a population of around six million people.
It includes ten theatres, ten cath labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.
The NHS said the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.
A specialist heart attack centre delivers dedicated emergency care 24 hours a day, with rapid access to a team with specialist expertise and equipment.
In January 2020 the service was rated number one for cardiac arrest survival rates in London, according to the NHS website.
The website says St Bartholomew's is Britain's oldest hospital, set to celebrate its 900th birthday in 2023.
The hospital is also renowned for its cancer care and fertility services.
St Bart's survived both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz and is now also a teaching hospital.
And in an update last Tuesday, the Palace said: "He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days."
The visit is Philip's longest stay in hospital since June 2013 when he had an exploratory operation on his abdomen.
Earlier this week Prince Edward said he had spoken to his father on the phone, who was "looking forward to getting out".
He told Sky: "As far as I'm aware, well I did speak to them the other day, so he's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing.
"So we keep our fingers crossed."12The Duke left hospital in a car in 2019Credit: Reuters 12Cops created a path for the ambulance to drive throughCredit: Getty Images - Getty 12Police officers and security guards as the ambulance leaves the rear of the King Edward VII HospitalCredit: PA:Press Association 12Members of the press stood by as an ambulance left the hospital this morningCredit: PA:Press Association
Asked whether Philip was frustrated to be in hospital, Edward laughed and replied: "Just a bit.
"I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting."
The Earl of Wessex added: "We've had some brilliant and lovely messages from all sorts of people and we really appreciate that and so does he, I've been passing them on.
"It's fantastic, thank you."12Prince Charles visited his dad the weekend before lastCredit: EPA
Meanwhile, Prince Charles visited his father the weekend before last, looking sombre as he left.
It is understood Charles wanted to visit his father due to his extended stay.
And it is thought Charles had not seen his father since before Christmas because of the nationwide coronavirus restrictions.
Philip and the Queen stayed at Windsor Castle instead of hosting the usual family Christmas at Sandringham.12Philip received his Covid jab last monthCredit: Getty Images 12He has been isolating with the Queen in WindsorCredit: AFP or licensors
The duke, who will turn 100 on June 10, was vaccinated against coronavirus last month and his infection is not Covid-related.
Two years ago, Prince Philip was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
The royal was also involved in a car crash in January 2019 after being in collision with another vehicle near the Sandringham estate.
In April 2018 he had a hip replacement operation but had recovered well for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding a month later.
Philip has previously been described as the Queen's "constant strength" and has been known as the "protector" of the Royal Family.
He has been by the Queen's side for seven decades of marriage, becoming one of the hardest working royals.
From 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career marked by his famous gaffes.
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But despite retiring, the prince has remained active - sending a message to frontline workers at the outbreak of Covid thanking them for their work.
He also made a rare public appearance last year to pass on his role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to Camilla Parker Bowles.
And Prince Harry very recently reportedly called the Queen about Prince Philip's health from his home in the US.12Philip has suffered ill health over the yearsCredit: Getty - Contributor 12He has been by the Queen's side for seven decadesCredit: Getty - Contributor 12Philip has been described as the 'protector' of the Royal FamilyCredit: AFP - Getty Prince Philip, 99, to stay in hospital for ‘several more days’ as he recovers from infection