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TORONTO, ONT - June 21, 2007 - CHILDREN OF BIRT - Images from the Brain Injury Recovery Team unit at Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. Josie Estareja weeps while telling speaking about how sick her daughter was, yet it took everybody some time to realize it. Ashley Ortizo, 12, developed an infection in early February, that attacked the myelin of her brain. The condition is called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) - a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by damage to the myelin.(Photo by Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)pmp
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