Living with Liver Disease

Living with Liver Disease a blogsite for Sheldon Josh Earl Medina, born October 8, 2007, was born with a rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia, wherein the liver does not have ducts. As a result, bile is trapped in the liver, damaging it and scarring the liver cells. Biliary atresia is the single, most-common reason for liver transplant in children. The liver soon becomes cirrhotic and eventually malfunctions completely, normally within one year of birth, which will lead to the death of the patient. When the liver becomes cirrhotic, there is no other recourse but a liver transplant, if the patient is to survive.

Sheldon needs a liver transplant that would cost about Php 3 to 5 million. According to Sheldon’s father, they are now mobilizing the whole family, friends and relatives to help raise the fund for the operation since their family was financially distressed and exhausted from almost monthly hospital confinement of their son. They are also trying to raise fund for the operation from the charitable institutions and foundations they appealed for financial help.

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Ensuring your website is ready for Internet Explorer 8

Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default.  Giving top priority to Web standards interoperability allows us to help web developers and designers drive toward the ideal of “write once, run anywhere”, freeing up more time to innovate rather than modify content for different browsers.  This commitment also addresses several development and design pain points from previous Internet Explorer releases.

However, browsing with this default setting may cause content written for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display differently than intended.  This creates a call to action for site owners to ensure their content will continue to display seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8.  As such, we have provided a meta-tag usable on a per-page or per-site level to maintain backwards compatibility with Internet Explorer 7.  Adding this tag instructs Internet Explorer 8 to render content like it did in Internet Explorer 7, without requiring any additional changes.

We are encouraging site administrators to get their sites ready now for broad adoption of Internet Explorer 8, as there will be a beta release in the third quarter of this year targeted for all consumers.  To learn more and get started, please follow the step-by-step instructions located at the following link:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120024 .

Additional Resources

The following links provide additional information you may find useful:

·         Internet Explorer 8 main site:  http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie8

·         Internet Explorer Team Blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/ie

·         Internet Explorer Developer Center:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/default.aspx

·         Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit (for web designers and developers): http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie8/readiness/default.htm

·         Microsoft Interoperability Principles:  http://www.microsoft.com/interop/principles/default.mspx

 

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