Aaron-Carl Ragland, known simply as "Aaron-Carl" to most, was a songwriter, remixer, producer, radio show host, record label founder and all-around character.
The news of Ragland's death was first posted on his friend and fellow Detroit musician Piranha Head's Facebook page
in a status update, saying simply:
Just lost one of his best friends, Aaron-Carl, and my arms are far too short to box with GOD. One of the best Human beings in the WORLD is gone. I have no words. Music is Silence.
Aaron-Carl himself posted this video
just five days ago on his blog discussing his diagnosis and upcoming surgery after canceling his upcoming European tour
reports that Aaron-Carl is believed to have died shortly after or during essential lymph node surgery; it appears that he died overnight after beginning his first chemotherapy session. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Sep 30, 2010 -
All pregnancies are now recommended to be screened for Down Syndrome
. 90% of those tested positive have opted for an abortion, while some in support groups discourage this to avoid becoming a vanishing minority with less funding
. Now that campaign promises are being made to those with special needs, while vowing to outlaw abortion, a parent or voter might want to know more details
. The costs used in this analysis were $146 for first-trimester screening, $66 for the second-trimester Triple Screen, and $86 for a second-trimester Quad Screen. A consultation with a genetic counselor is estimated at $68, and if a diagnostic procedure is also done, the total cost is $1,308. Terminations of pregnancy done in the first and second trimester are $648 and $1,146, respectively. The societal cost of raising and caring for an individual with Down syndrome is $762,748.
Previously on Metafilter
posted by Brian B.
on Sep 15, 2008 -
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
- at a time when eugenics
was socially sanctioned, John Langdon Down
pioneered many of the techniques that are considered best practice today for encouraging the development of children with Down syndrome. Not long ago, standard practice in the United States was institutionlization from birth, which led to short, unhappy lives. Only in the past generation, have we rediscovered that with care and medical treatment, people with Trisomy 21 can
and do flourish
Find a local Buddy Walk
near you and get educated.
posted by plinth
on Oct 1, 2005 -