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Cheyenne-Arapaho girl battles chronic lung disease


Sarah Rice, a Cheyenne-Arapaho girl from Oklahoma, is getting out of the hospital just in time to celebrate her 16th birthday on Saturday.

Sarah was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. She has since developed pulmonary edema, a chronic lung disease, that makes it hard for her to breath and talk.

Despite the challenges, Sarah has surpassed all of her doctors' expectations, her mother said. Ruth and Clary Rice took in Sarah from the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes when she was 4. They adopted her when she was 7.

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Young patient, family happy for 16th birthday (The Muskogee Phoenix 3/16)

Relevant Links:
National Indian Child Welfare Association - http://www.nicwa.org

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