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first_img US News “If there is any of those symptoms, whether you think it’s just a migraine or flu, push to have as much blood work and testing done as you can,” her mother, Tasha Dipietro-Anderson, told WSBT. “If we would have known what it could have led to, would have probably tried to do more.”https://www.facebook.com/donate/378689849379216/379611115953756/A donation page set up on Facebook to help with medical treatment raised $12,000 as messages of supported poured in, many from locals who knew her.“Your daughter was a sweetheart to my special needs son, when he went to her school,” wrote one person. “I never really got to talk to her, but one time. It was very brief. I am so heartbroken and sad for you, and your family.”Dipietro-Anderson told donors, “I just want to tell everyone about who you are helping. She loved her family and animals. She was the sweetest little girl. She wanted to be a veterinarian. She was so alive and colorful and unique. She was the purest soul I have ever met.”“It’s been hard on everybody in the family. It’s just hard losing a child at age 10,” the girl’s father, Richard Anderson, said, reported WPDF. Follow Simon on Twitter: @SPVeazey  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   (Shutterstock) An Indiana family has been telling of their shock at how quickly bacterial meningitis took hold and killed their 10-year-old daughter.Abbigayle Dipietro complained of an earache on Saturday, Feb. 2, but was sent home from the ER when doctors found no sign of infection.On Sunday night, she started vomiting and on Monday she started having seizures. On Tuesday evening, her brain activity ceased and on Wednesday, Feb. 6, she died.Her distraught parents are now warning other parents to watch out for the tell-tale signs and said that they want their daughter’s organs to be used for donations.“I wanted something good to come out of it, so we donated her organs,” her mother Tasha Dipietro-Anderson told WNDU, “I’m hoping that they can find recipients for everything.” Share The family lives in Elkhart, a small city in Indiana with a population of 50,000, just south of Michigan.The school she attended has sought to inform other parents, and to reassure them that bacterial meningitis is not contagious.Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Lydia Mertz told Goshen News, “It’s always very serious, but some bacteria are more contagious than others. The particular type of bacteria she had is not very contagious, so we don’t have to worry about other students being in contact with her or sitting next to her on the bus or things like that.”https://www.facebook.com/donate/378689849379216/379581389290062/Mertz explained that the bacteria from some minor childhood infection “just by chance,” would have been “absorbed into her bloodstream.” “Then it goes to the coverings of the brain, the meninges. … It’s just by chance.”But the family said that they wish that they had known what to look out for and are encouraging other parents to educate themselves.https://www.facebook.com/donate/378689849379216/379610569287144/“I mean even if you just take five minutes to kind of look into what the symptoms are of different meningitis, just to kind of educate yourself a little bit so that when your child has any of those symptoms, you know you push to have something done,” she said. Abbigayle Dipietro, 10, dies from bacterial meningitis https://t.co/4adErJDCWj pic.twitter.com/nWU7Wmofaq— David Cantu (@duckm4st3r) February 10, 2019 10-Year-Old Girl Killed by Meningitis in Indiana By Simon Veazey February 11, 2019 Updated: February 11, 2019 Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

President Donald Trump said that he and Jeffrey Ep

first_img President Donald Trump said that he and Jeffrey Epstein had “a falling out” many years ago and had not spoken since.Trump spoke about his relationship with the financier, who was charged with sex trafficking on July 8, while in the Oval Office on Tuesday.“I knew him like anybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump said. “People in Palm Beach knew him, he was a fixture in Palm Beach.”The president then said that he and Epstein parted ways a number of years ago. Trump was accused by a woman who wasn’t named during the 2016 presidential campaign of rape during a party thrown by Epstein when she was 13 years old in 1994.Anti-Trump journalists attempted to help bolster the claim but came away believing it wasn’t true. “The facts speak less to a scandal and more, perhaps, to an attempt at a smear,” wrote one.The suit was dropped after the election.Trump said during the campaign that Clinton might have a connection to Epstein, saying: “Nice guy—uh, got a lot of problems coming up, in my opinion, with the famous island, with Jeffrey Epstein. A lot of problems.” Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Share this article President Trump on Jeffrey Epstein: “I had a falling out with him a long time ago, I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan…I was not a fan of his…I feel very badly actually for Secretary Acosta.” pic.twitter.com/vtIOCUhH8s— CSPAN (@cspan) July 9, 2019 US News Share President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on June 26, 2019. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) “I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken with him for 15 years,” Trump said. “I wasn’t a fan. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”Trump reportedly spent time with Epstein off-and-on throughout the the late 1990s and 2000s. In 2002, Trump said, according to the anti-Trump New York magazine, that Epstein was a “terrific guy.”“He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life,” Trump reportedly added.Court documents obtained by the right-leaning Daily Caller website showed Trump banned Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago resort in an unspecified year after Epstein allegedly sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club.The Mar-a-Lago resort The Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Jan, 11, 2018. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges in West Palm Beach U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein (C) appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 30, 2008. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via Reuters)Epstein’s brother Mark said in a court deposition that Trump flew on one of his planes from Florida to New York sometime in the late ’90s. “I think he wanted a ride back to New York, ” Mark Epstein said. The documents note that former president Bill Clinton was on Epstein’s airplane at least 10 times.In 2009, attorney Brad Edwards, who represented a number of girls who said they were victims of Epstein, served Trump with a subpoena to get him to testify in a case against Epstein.Edwards said recently that he served a number of subpoenas to powerful people connected to Epstein and Trump was “the only person who picked up the phone and said ‘let’s just talk, I’ll give you as much time as you want, I’ll tell you what you need to know,’ and was very helpful in the information that he gave, and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward.” Trump: ‘I Had a Falling Out’ With Jeffrey Epstein ’15 Years Ago’ By Zachary Stieber July 9, 2019 Updated: July 9, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more