Feb 23, 2021
Girl, 4, defies doctors who told her she may never walk by strolling on major modelling shoot
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FOUR-year-old Daisy Briggs strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walk.
Little Daisy has not let spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot stop her achieving great things.5Daisy Briggs, 4, strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walkCredit: Splash News 5Daisy has spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot
She managed to rack up walking 25 metres a day during lockdown last year, raising £25,000 for the NHS.
Her hard work was recognised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who gave her a Points of Light award.
And she has now been picked to model River Island’s kidswear range, and will appear on the store’s website and social media.
It is her first big job, having been signed by Zebedee Management when she was just 18 months old.
Mum Rea, 34, of Sutton, South London, said: “We’re so proud of Daisy and it’s topped off an amazing year of achievements for her. She really enjoyed having a fuss made of her and being photographed.”
River Island’s Jo Sawkins said: “Our teams absolutely loved working with Daisy.5Daisy was signed by a management agency when she was 18-months-oldCredit: Splash News 5Daisy, who received a Points of Light award from Boris Johnson, is modelling River Island’s kidswear rangeCredit: Splash News 5Daisy's Mum Rea, 34, said: 'We’re so proud of Daisy and it’s topped off an amazing year of achievements for her'Credit: Splash News Most read in NewsLive BlogPOLITICS LIVESocial distancing laws to be SCRAPPED & we must live with virus, Hancock saysKNIFE TERRORKnifewoman whispered 'sorry princess' as she knifed pal tied to bed 18 times'HELLSTORM OF GRIEF'Mom's pain as girl, 4, accidentally hanged herself with unicorn helmetTV STAR SEARCHIbiza Weekender star, 21, found safe after going missing for 5 daysPicturedPAWNBROKER MURDERFamily 'devastated' as man, 21, knifed to death outside Cash ConvertersPOLE STAR TORMENTBritish pole-dancing champion, 27, hanged herself after lockdown struggle
“Her inspirational and positive personality helped bring our campaign to life and she was great fun on set.
“What an incredible young girl she is and we have thoroughly enjoyed supporting her career this far.
“We look forward to hopefully working again with her in the future.”Kate Lawler reveals baby daughter's name is Noa Daisy Ilse as she finally takes newborn home from hospital
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Robot Can Diagnose Lung Cancer Without Surgery
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Edward Whaby was getting routine chest CTs as a follow-up after heart surgery.
“For three months there was nothing there, then all of a sudden, a spot showed up on my right lung. I was kinda taken by surprise,” he says.READ MORE: Pa. Senators Bob Casey And Pat Toomey At Strong Odds With Each Other On Stimulus Bill
To figure out what it was, the doctors needed a sample of tissue. Sometimes this is done through surgery.
“I said to myself, not another surgery,” he says. “Cause that was kind of…it took a lot out of me.”
And sometimes, after a big surgery, the spot turns out not to be cancer.
To make a diagnosis before surgery, doctors might use a needle from the outside to get a sample of tissue. But that can have complications in one out of four people. Or they could go through a scope on the inside, but the suspicious spot may be too hard to reach.
But now, to go even further out into the lung, there’s a robot.
“A very powerful computer detects the shape of that small tube that’s going down the airway. Depending on the shape of the catheter, it can determine where the catheter is,” says Allegheny Health Network thoracic surgeon Dr. Benny Weksler.
“It’s the smallest catheter available. That’s why it can reach farther into the lung, into the very, very small airways and perform those precise biopsies,” he explains.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Clinics Prepare To Start Giving Teachers Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Next Week
It uses CT scans and GPS.
“It’s minimally invasive. All through the mouth,” says pulmonologist Dr. Sohini Ghosh. “Patients in general do very well with the procedure, because there’s no cutting of the skin, but it can be sometimes three hours of anesthesia.”
“There a risk of bleeding, Normal bleeding, minor bleeding, coughing up blood, totally normal, but severe bleeding is rare. Risk of infection is low. And there a risk of a pneumothorax or a collapsed lung,” she adds.
With this tool, the doctors can reach the spots in question while they are still less than an inch in diameter, when there’s a better chance of a cure.
In Edward’s case, it turned out to be cancer. He didn’t realize how the robot helped to diagnose it until after the fact.
“They didn’t really tell me they were going to do that,” he says. “They just went and done it. And I’m glad they did.”
He’s doing well now after surgery: “It worked out for the best.”MORE NEWS: Tractor-Trailer Driver Cited After Ditching Mobile Home On Ohio Highway
At the Allegheny Health Network, the doctors have done about 50 cases so far with the robot. Ideally, it’s used in conjunction with CT scan screening of people who smoked for a long time.