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Natasha Richardson’s Story Saves Girl’s Life

March 28, 2009

Natasha Richardson’s tragic death after a skiing accident has spawned at least one happy ending: It inadvertently saved the life of a little girl.

After 7-year-old Morgan McCracken of Mentor, Ohio, had been accidentally hit in the head by a baseball last week, she seemed fine for the following two days. “She had no symptoms,” her father Donald tells CNN. “She went to school both days and got an A on her spelling test as usual. There were no issues whatsoever.”

An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson's death.

An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson’s death.

But after he and wife Connie heard about Natasha Richardson’s tragedy on the news, they realized their daughter could be in grave danger. “Because of Natasha, we called the pediatrician immediately,” Donald said. “And by the time I got off the phone with him, Morgan was sobbing, her head hurt so much.”

After Morgan was helicoptered to a children’s hospital in Cleveland, the chief of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Alan Cohen, informed the McCrackens their daughter had the same injury that killed Richardson: an epidural hematoma.

“My heart sank. It just sank,” Donald says.

But now, after undergoing surgery and remaining hospitalized for five days, little Morgan is back home and doing just fine. “Dr. Cohen told us that if we hadn’t brought her in Thursday night, she never would have woken up,” says Donald.

People Magazine and CNN:
http://www.people.com/people/ar
ticle/0,,20268497,00.html?xid
=rss-topheadlines

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEA
LTH/03/26/head.injury.emerge
ncy/index.html

Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009
/03/27/did-canadacare-kill-natas
ha-richardson/

Related:
 Lack of helmet, immediate medical care, helicopter cost Natasha Richardson her life

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Limbaugh Enrages Democrats Again; Insult To Kennedy Claimed

March 6, 2009

A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer. On his radio show, Limbaugh said President Barack Obama‘s proposed health care revisions will be championed by “the liberal lion Teddy Kennedy.”

“Before it’s all over, it’ll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care bill,” Limbaugh said.

Brian Wolff, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called the remark outrageous and reprehensible.

Limbaugh has been at the center of a partisan dispute since telling a conservative group last month that he hoped Obama’s economic policies would fail. Democrats have accused Republicans of letting Limbaugh be their de facto leader, which GOP officials deny.

Limbaugh did not respond immediately to a request for comment that was sent to the e-mail address provided on his Web site.

–Associated Press

Related:
Why Are Your Tax Dollars Paying For the White House’s ‘Limbaugh Strategy’?

Obama Calls Limbaugh Top Party Leader; Voters Don’t Buy It
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Obama Can’t Revive Economy With Socialism

For Republicans: Bleeding Continues

 Limbaugh: Meaningless Clown, “Entertainer”

Rush Limbaugh as “moral and intellectual leader and most influential person in the Republican Party;” REALLY?

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7/michael-steeles-flying-circus/

In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 picture, conservative talk show ... 
In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 picture, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with guests in the East Room of the White House in Washington, prior to a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Two days after calling Rush Limbaugh a mere ‘entertainer’ with an ‘incendiary’ talk show, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele apologized and acknowledged the radio commentator as a ‘national conservative leader’ on Monday, March 2, 2009.(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)