(CNN) — Their daughter Mia was just three years old when Canadian couple Edith Lemay and Sebastien Pelletier first noticed that she was having vision problems.
A few years after they first took her to see a specialist, Mia, the oldest of their four children, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic condition that causes a loss or decline in vision over time.
By this point, Lemay and Pelletier, who’ve been married for 12 years, had noticed that two of their sons, Colin, now seven, and Laurent, now five, were experiencing the same symptoms.
Their fears were confirmed when in 2019 the boys were diagnosed with the same genetic disorder; their other son Leo, now nine, was given the all clear.
“There’s nothing you can really do,” says Lemay, explaining that there is currently no cure or effective treatment to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa.
Visited’s new list feature has allowed the travel app to publish a report highlighting the tourism industry in UAE
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TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the Visited travel app, UAE is currently ranked as the 27th most popular country to visit among global international travelers. The Visited travel app has over 1 million users across the globe and offers a unique glance into who visits the Emirates and what they do when they are there. The data is based on the user’s self-reported information on where they have been, wish to travel to and what places/experiences they had while there.
Visited, a travel app released by Arriving In High Heels, allows users
An expectant Louisiana woman who was carrying a skull-less fetus that would die within a short time from birth ultimately traveled about 1,400 miles to New York City to terminate her pregnancy after her local hospital denied her an abortion amid uncertainty over the procedure’s legality.
Nancy Davis, 36, told the Guardian that she had her pregnancy terminated on September 1 after traveling from her home town of Baton Rouge to a clinic in Manhattan whose staff had agreed to complete the procedure.
Davis’s trek was necessary because Louisiana has outlawed abortion with very few exceptions after the US supreme court’s decision in June to eliminate federal abortion rights which were established by its 1973 Roe v Wade ruling. New York is among the states where abortion remains legal.
Davis was about 10 weeks pregnant in late July when an ultrasound at Woman’s hospital in Baton Rouge – Louisiana’s capital
NEW YORK (WABC) — The New York City Office of Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Monday afternoon into Tuesday due to severe weather.
Keep your umbrella handy through the day and into Tuesday evening as heavy downpours push through the region.
RELATED: Get the latest AccuWeather forecast.
The MTA announced it is taking precautions for heavy rain and the risk of flooding by sending crews to clear drains, prepare equipment and be strategically positioned to quickly respond to flooding or other weather challenges.
For the subway, New York City Transit will strategically pre-position weather-response teams, including track and signals specialists, at key locations.
Crews will prepare and fuel two trains capable of high-capacity pumping, two trains designed for debris clean-up, and additional emergency trucks and emergency response equipment including track pumps and chainsaws.
To reduce the likelihood of flooding and respond to any instances of flooding that
DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I recently rented a condo in Florida through Homes & Villas by Marriott. I used my Marriott Bonvoy points to make the reservation.
When I arrived, I discovered the unit was uninhabitable. The condo smelled of mold and mildew, and the furniture was threadbare and filthy. I have difficulty breathing.
I left shortly after arriving and had to go to a hotel for the night. I tried to contact the vacation rental company numerous times, before I left and after I checked out. I also asked Marriott for help, but I never heard back from the vacation rental company.
I would like my points refunded. But Marriott is deferring to another company that manages its vacation rentals and will not give me my points. Can you help?
— Chris Skaggs, Canton, Michigan
ANSWER: Marriott’s vacation rental site promises its homes are “professionally