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Helping short children grow with a human growth hormone

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Uploaded on Jan 14, 2010

FOX 25 Boston News - http://www.myfoxboston.com - Over the last few years, Jake has spent many days in Childrens hospital, undergoing two separate surgeries to remove cysts on his brain, I was having headaches that came back again, and I had eye surgery on both eyes, Jake says.

One side effect of those surgeries, short stature. After a lot of visits with endocrinologists, they said last year that he is not growing as he should, his weight was increasing accordingly but not his height, says Jakes mom Lorene Begley. So this past March, doctors recommended that Jake take a daily injection of human growth hormone, every night at 9:00pm for the next three years.

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