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Chicago mom raises kids, battles terminal illness

Read one mom's heartbreaking story of raising her children while slowly succumbing to the effects of ALS.

A peek into the life of a Chicago area mom of 9, four with special needs

Tracy Balnis owns Rissi's Old Time Candy & Toys in Berwyn. But she's also raising nine children, four of whom have special needs.

Chicago Bear Matt Forte holds his daughter like a football, and it’s the cutest thing ever

Chicago Bear Matt Forte talks parenting, faith and football with Chicago Parent.

Chicago family overcoming daughter’s Apert syndrome

When Chris and Kerry Lynch's daughter Mary Cate was born, they found out she had Apert syndrome. Since then, the family has made it their mission to bring awareness to the rare condition.

Young moms take on breast cancer

Breast cancer. This simple yet simply terrifying diagnosis can feel like a family curse, a genetic time bomb or a looming death...

Mom on a mission to help son with rare form of primordial dwarfism

Rita Santana has big hopes for her little boy, Angelo, who was born with Russell-Silver Syndrome.

Local parents trying to spread word about disorder that changed their lives

A Naperville family is trying to help others understand an often misdiagnosed disorder called PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections.) What you need to know.

Children’s Advocacy Center works against child abuse

The center helps streamline the process for hurt children and angry parents to get justice and closure.

Help for Matthew

TV show brings to light little boy's plight

Kids rocker Ralph’s World plans two benefit concerts for Mitochondrial disease

Kids’ rocker Ralph Covert is hosting two benefit shows for one little girl, her family and other people with Mitochondrial disease.
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