This 11yo felt all alone living with haemophilia, and he doesn’t want another kid feeling the same

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April 27, 2018 15:55:55

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Spot the difference … Deitter Stever was sad, relieved and proud to see his hair chopped off.
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Deitter does not spend quite as much time in hospital as he used to. (ABC News: Elise Scott)
“When I was a lot younger I went to the hospital a lot and I saw very sick kids that didn’t have any hair,” he said.”I thought it would be a nice thing, because everyone told me I had beautiful hair, to donate my hair and raise some money.”Initial hopes of $1,000 were blown out of the water and 600 of his school mates were there to watch the big chop.”[It was] a little bit of a relief because I didn’t have to wash it and brush it all the time,” he said.”But a little bit sad at the same time.” (Facebook: Deitter’s Big Chop)
The money, raised by sausage sizzles and donation tins, was raised on behalf of the Haemophilia Foundation to help set up camps and conferences for people dealing with the similar conditions.Deitter said that sort of community was missing from his early days with the disorder.”When I was younger I hadn’t ever met another haemophiliac my age and I felt like I was alone,” he said.”But with the camps and conferences I got to meet plenty of other kids that had the same thing as me and I felt [that] really helped.”Haemophilia prevents his blood from clotting correctly, so Deitter needs infusions to treat that issue three times a week, administered by his mother.He used to be in and out of hospital for procedures constantly, so he decided to capitalise on two of his best attributes — his empathy and his hair, with the latter going towards a wig for somebody with a medical condition that needs it. Photo:
About 600 kids watched Deitter get his hair cut at school. Being a kid with “severe haemophilia” can be an isolating experience.Deitter Stever, 11, can testify to that fact, but he is carrying more than his fair share of the load to change that.Today he handed over a cheque to officials at Canberra Hospital after 18 months’ worth of skipped haircuts raised $6,500.Deitter last year had his flowing, waist-length locks chopped off in the name of charity.

Max the hero blue heeler and comfort dogs in Toronto: The week in good news

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Max the blue heeler led rescuers to a little girl who spent the night alone in Queensland bushland.
William and Kate welcome Royal baby boy, fifth in line to the throne

Loyal blue heeler stays with three-year-old lost in bush overnight
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Aurora was reported missing about 3:00pm last Friday after she wandered off on her own, but a search of woodlands and hills on the rural property in wet weather on Friday night found no trace of her.On Saturday morning, more than 100 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, police and members of the public resumed the search and found Aurora safe and well with Max the dog at 8:00am.For his good work in keeping the little girl safe, Max has been declared an honorary police dog. Photo:
The Duchess of Cambridge was home in time for supper after giving birth to her second son. (Supplied: Sally Heidenreich)
“Everyone’s service is equal, whether they were deployed on operations or not, regardless of sex, sexual persuasion, colour or creed,” Ms Heidenreich said.”The day is about inclusivity and togetherness.”Ms Heidenreich said the march meant a lot to servicewomen this year because it was important for all people who served to feel that they have a place, without question. But Toby navigated the long journey back to his original home to be with them again.Instead of welcoming him back, the family took him to a local animal shelter to be put down. However, the shelter called the Society for the Prevention of Animals who took him to be rehomed.He now has a new home with two other feline friends to play with.A prince is born in Britain

Video: The Royal baby was shown to the world just seven hours after being born. Doggos help humans through tragedyAs workers return to their offices and residents resume day-to-day activities in Toronto following this week’s horrific van attack, several St John Ambulance therapy dogs and their handlers converged at the site of the incident to provide comfort to those who have been affected. He kept an eye out for the gunman, and as soon as there was a pause in the shooting, Mr Shaw ambushed him.He is now being hailed a hero for his actions, which prevented further bloodshed. This week saw yet another “tragic and senseless” incident, this time in the Canadian city of Toronto, while the death of Swedish DJ Avicii also dominated the headlines.But there has been some good news to make you smile going into the weekend and we’re here to remind you of it in case you missed it.Here are seven great things that happened this week.Dogs really are man’s best friendThe week began with the tale of Max, the loyal blue heeler who has been hailed a hero after spending the night beside a three-year-old girl lost in rugged bushland in Southern Queensland. Thanks James Shaw Jr for your coragenous actions to save lives and your ocnitnued efforts to help others. (Facebook: SPCA of Wake Country)
A cat named Toby, who walked almost 20 kilometres back to the family who gave him up to be euthanised, finally has a new home.Toby’s original family had given him away to another family because they did not want him anymore. External Link:

@VP: "Tragic shooting in Tennessee earlier this week. It’s gotten worse day by day,” Ms Iravani told the Star.But sitting quietly with a hand on one of the nearly 20 dogs in the square has given her some peace.A story for ‘cat people’

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Toby was rescued by the SPCA and rehomed. Then it will be already reunified. (Pic: Reuters)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a new prince into the world.The baby boy, who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz (about 3.8kg), is the fifth in line to the throne.Kensington Palace said he was born at 11:01am (8:01pm AEST), a few hours after Catherine was admitted to hospital in labour.The Duchess smiled at hundreds of well-wishers and assembled journalists as she left the hospital clutching her baby just seven hours after the birth. You're an American Hero"
Within hours of the incident, Mr Shaw had launched a fundraiser to help the victims’ families.As of Friday, the GoFund Me campaign has raised $US165,000 for the victims.Women take the lead on Anzac DayFor the first time, women took the lead at Anzac Day marches across the nation.Sally Heidenreich served as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army for over a decade and shared some of her experiences in conflict zones to highlight the national By the Left initiative.The initiative was launched this year to encourage servicewomen from around Australia to march as one on Anzac Day, wearing their medals proudly on the left-hand side of their uniform. External Link:

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For Marjan Iravani, the presence of the therapy dogs at Mel Lastman Square was an antidote to the events that unfolded outside her apartment building.Ms Iravani spent the days after the incident thinking about the moment she stepped outside on Yonge Street and saw the carnage, The Toronto Star reported.”I felt so bad after the accident. Photo:
Young-cheol Jun’s dying wish is to walk in the land of his birth — North Korea. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP)
“Thrice the worry now,” William told reporters, holding up three fingers with a smile, as he got into a car to take his wife and newborn back to Kensington Palace.”We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.”An historic moment for the two KoreasKim Jong-un has become the first North Korean leader to cross over into the South since the Korean War armistice, meeting his counterpart Moon Jae-in in the demilitarised zone for historic peace talks.Many people in both North Korea and South Korea have lost contact with their families. (ABC News: Brant Cumming)
The Waffle House HeroJames Shaw Jr was sitting with a friend at the Waffle House counter when a gunman wearing only a green jacket opened fire outside the diner.Mr Shaw bolted from his seat and slid along the ground to the restroom. Photo:
Sally Heidenreich served as an Intelligence Officer in the Australian Regular Army for over a decade. But the prospect of peace has brought renewed hope to many in the region.”If there can be exchanges and interactions between North and South Korean people then reunification is possible. I guarantee it,” Yong-cheol Jun says. Video: The missing girl turned up safe and well after a night in bushland.

Androcles – Miss 45 lyrics

(oooh, oooooh, oooh, ooh)
Seems the wind is changing all the time
It seems the wind is changing all the time
I give to you, it isn’t much
I daren’t breathe, we barely touch
Around us now the dandelions climb
Take my hands
Washed up on the sands
Of a beach
I may never reach again
Exactly how far down I couldn’t say
Exactly how far down I couldn’t say
Upon these rocks, among the stones
Here wither weary, beaten bones
They’ve come to rest down here along the bay
For the seasons past I start to weep
Oh for the seasons past I start to weep
The summers pink, the waters blue
I’d swim along right back to you
And try to stay afloat in oceans deep
(oooh, oooooh, oooh, ooh)
Here we are again, Miss 45
Well here we are again, Miss 45
The spring is gone, the autumn’s lost
Now come the winter, come the frost
Oh please be here again, Miss 45
All the things
I could bear to bring
Weigh us down
Running out of town again Say, do you know where I might sleep? Oh, do you know of somewhere I can stay? My bed’s no good for counting sheep
Oh, do you know of somewhere I can stay? Pass it on around, Miss 45
Oh, pass it on around, Miss 45
Oh, pass it on around this way
I do not want to feel today
But if I did I’d want to feel alive
Do you know of somewhere I can stay?

Androcles – It’s A Nice Day (To Know Nothing)! lyrics

When I watch the news, don’t want a “Hey boys, we got something!”
‘Cause ignorance is bliss, and it’s a nice day to know nothing! And it’s so abrupt, we gotta try to disrupt
They screwed the planet up, let’s move to Canada
Because we just woke up and it’s a nice day to know nothing! Let’s find a little place where we can be permanent. It’s only a matter of time. But when they wear a thousand faces, they’ll be put back in their places. Everything we have to fear? Everything we have to fear, don’t worry about it,
Though it’s not only in our minds. Ain’t no doubt I’d rather be asleep. I think I wrote this song because I just gotta do something. I just woke up and it’s a nice day to know nothing! Now the sun’s come out and it’s a nice day to know nothing! And I’ve lost my mind just thinkin’ ‘bout the greed. I’ve come to find that it’s a nice day to know nothing! But it’s all wrong, ‘cause it’s all as it seems. Any price we pay to get there will be money well spent. It’s only a matter of time. This day-to-day dystopia has got to end. I sing my songs and it’s a nice day to know nothing! (Synth Solo)
Who can find a place to protest the government? Don’t worry about it,
Though it’s not only in our minds. With a night like that, I’m just glad that I got something. But when they wear a thousand faces, they’ll be put back in their places.

Androcles – Change Your Mind lyrics

[Verse]
Small town, you know everybody does what they can
And it’s the way I like it that I can’t remember where I am
I’ll wait for that extra bit of courage to show
You could say that I’m reliant but I’m really just compliant to flow
[Chorus]
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh, ahh
[Verse]
Can’t place blame, but this hole has got me feeling bereft
And you know I hate the rain, but I lingered there after you left
And you say that you don’t know who I am anymore
I say “That makes two, but that other guy’s a bit of a bore.”
And her words ring true beyond a shadow of doubt
“You can try to save face but that doesn’t stop you cutting me out”
[Hook]
I’m no longer one to stay
I’ve found I come to change on a whim
But let’s not begin
Because I think I just lost my mind
A thousand miles high
And I’m not coming down
[Chorus]
It’s got me singing:
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh, ahh
[Bridge]
You kept a promise you didn’t make
I got a feeling I can’t shake
I’m afraid I’m running out of time
And I’m scared I can’t change your mind
Your mind
[Verse]
Lay down, but if not alert then I’ll be awake
And I say I want out, but really I just need a break
[Chorus]
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh
Bung, ba dung, ahh

Androcles – As The Crow Flies lyrics

We promised not to say a word, but darling how I miss you
More and more with every day that passes by
Now I’m laughing, and I’m smiling, and I’m screaming, and I’m crying
It’s a double-sided sword that I cannot tell you I’m dying
All that’s left for me to do is just keep singing, acting, dancing
No more earthly wants or wishes, without you I’m done romancing
Nevermore, now life’s a bore
Meet me in the middle, at the place where it all started
Where I held your head so tightly to my chest
How bittersweet and strange to be in love and brokenhearted
I never did go back after you left
A hundred fifty miles as the crow flies, then I’m with you
Yeah, I’m a little drunk, but is it okay if I kiss you? A rose right in the middle of a million dandelions
The sun gives you a spotlight from above
I wonder how we got here, how I’d love to hear the story
How we made this place our own and called it love
The breeze blows through the branches, over ripples in the water
As the pond reflects the boundless bright blue sky
The birds all sing along as we hum our little songs
And I run away from telling you goodbye
(oooh)
Meet me in the middle, at the place where it all started
Where I held your head so tightly to my chest
How bittersweet and strange to be in love and brokenhearted
I never did go back after you left
A hundred fifty miles as the crow flies, then I’m with you
Yeah, I’m a little drunk, but is it okay if I kiss you? We promised not to say a word, but darling how I miss you
More and more with every day that passes by
A hundred fifty miles as the crow flies, then I’m with you
Yeah, I’m a little drunk, but is it okay if I kiss you? We promised not to say a word, but darling how I miss you
More and more with every day that passes by
(Now I’m laughing, and I’m smiling, and I’m screaming, and I’m crying
It’s a double-sided sword that I cannot tell you I’m dying
All that’s left for me to do is just keep singing, acting, dancing
No more earthly wants or wishes, without you I’m done romancing)
Nevermore

A Perfect Circle – Hourglass lyrics

Trickle down right in front of you
[Verse 2]
Tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels then eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a million little pieces
They count down, carry on: five, four, three, two
[Chorus]
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass
[Outro]
A ten, niner, eight! A ten, niner, eight! [Verse 1]
Red flag red, all the sentinels are damned
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down
Trickle down right in front of you? Eight, seven, six
Five, four, three.. A ten, niner, eight! A ten, niner, eight! [Verse 2]
A little tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels then eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a billion little pieces
The count down, carry on: five, four, three, two
[Chorus]
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass
[Verse 1]
Red flag red, all the sentinels are damned
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down? Eight, seven, six
Five, four, three, two
A ten, niner, eight! A ten, niner, eight!

A Perfect Circle – Get The Lead Out lyrics

Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain’t got time for that
We got places to be
We got mountains to climb
Shape the rainbow with me
Only so much time
Get the lead out
Suck it up, buttercup
Get the lead out
We got places to be
Get the lead out
Suck it up, buttercup
Get the lead out
Get the lead out
We got places to be
Get the lead out
Get the lead out
Get the lead out
Get the lead out
Get the lead out
Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain’t got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time
Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain’t got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time
Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain’t got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time
Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain’t got time for that
Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you

A Perfect Circle – Feathers lyrics

[Chorus]
Eyes of secrets, storm and story
Show and tell, we’ll make it through
Onus fate and undue odium
I’m our anchor, lead and stone
[Outro]
By the telling may they become
May they all be feathers [Verse 1]
Damages define our border
All that matter forged in flame
Knowing little of your wounding
Share our mending all the same
[Verse 2]
Weight of words and wars we carried
I’m like you, just like you
Eyes of secrets, storm and story
Show and tell, we’ll make it through
[Verse 3]
Sadness like a pendulum
Pulls us ’round and to and from
Onus fate and undue odium
I’m our anchor, lead and stone
[Bridge]
By the telling, will they become? Will they all be feathers?

A Perfect Circle – So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish lyrics

Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Marilyn Monroe in an afterwind
[Chorus]
Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps and flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali, and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry [Pre-Chorus]
Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Marilyn Monroe
In an afterwind
[Chorus]
Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On politicians, fancy water and guns and plastic surgery
Like old Prince and Brady’s mom
All the dolphins have moved on
Signaling the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
[Verse 1]
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray
What a glorious display
Melt our joyous hearts away
Under the mushroom cloud confetti
[Pre-Chorus]
Hip hip hooray for this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo! [Chorus]
Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps and flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali, and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
[Verse 1]
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray
For this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo!

A Perfect Circle – The Contrarian lyrics

Hello, he lied
Like velvet this magician’s sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied
Beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin
Beware the Contrarian
[Verse 1]
Within everyone
A scale, a voice
Everyone but him
Core is black as pitch
Soul is out of tune
Advocate of none
Beware, belie his smile
Will cost you everything
Cloak and masquerades
Contempt for everyone
Hello, hello, he lied
[Chorus]
Hello, he lied
Like velvet this magician’s sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied
Beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin
Beware the Contrarian

A Perfect Circle – TalkTalk lyrics

[Verse 1]
You’re waiting (you’re waiting …)
On miracles (on miracles …)
We’re bleeding out (bleeding out …)
Thoughts (thoughts …)
And prayers (prayers …)
Adorable (crisis …)
Like cake in a crisis (in a crisis …)
We’re bleeding out (bleeding out …)
[Pre-Chorus]
While you deliberate
Bodies accumulate
[Chorus 1]
Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walkin’ like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus
Talk like Jesus
Talk talk talk talk
Get the fuck out of my way
[Bridge]
Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Problem, problem, problem, problem

A Perfect Circle – Disillusioned lyrics

[Intro]
Dopamine
On dopamine
[Verse 1]
We have been overrun by our animal desire
Addicts of the immediate keep us obedient and unaware
Feeding this mutation, this Pavlovian despair
[Pre-Chorus]
We’ve become
Disillusioned
So we run
Towards anything glimmering
[Chorus]
Time to put the silicon obsession down
Take a look around, find a way in the silence
Lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now
You were never an island
Unique voice among the many in this choir
Tuning into each other, lift all higher
[Interlude]
Dopamine
On dopamine
[Verse 2]
Willingly been re-wired by clever agents within
Looping our reflections, our obsessions draw us in
Fix and fixation, no sentience beyond
[Pre-Chorus]
We’ve become disillusioned
So we dive like crows towards anything glittering
[Chorus]
Time to put the silicon obsession down
Take a look around, find a way in the silence
Lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now
You were never an island
Unique voice among the many in this choir
Tuning into each other, lift all higher

A Perfect Circle – Delicious lyrics

[Verse 1]
How inconvenient and unexpected and harrowing for you
As consequences tend to be
For the rest of us
So delicious to witness your dread
Poetic justice consummate
[Chorus 1]
Not unlike you to heedlessly hoist away your smug grenade
Arrogant and insolent
You don’t give a damn
Collateral be damned
Not unlike you to hoist away
Hoist away
Your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made
Good night
Sleep tight
[Verse 2]
So delicious for the rest of us
To witness your dread
Poetic justice consummate
[Pre-Chorus]
Not unlike you to heedlessly hoist by your own vain petard
Wrong side of history
You don’t give a damn
Collateral be damned
[Chorus 2]
Not unlike you to hoist away
Hoist away your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made
Good night
Sleep tight

A Perfect Circle – By And Down The River lyrics

Moving in and out of the shadow
It’s no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you
Showing only bits and pieces
‘Til the light betray you and your empty allocution
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility
Searching your eyes for a hint or trace of it
Searching your eyes for humility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace
I’m still searching, searching
Showing only bits and pieces
‘Til the tide betrays you and your empty allocution
Float the Piper by and down the river
Carcass crippled underneath the pounding waves of adoration
Pied Piper, float on down the river
Bloated carcass crippled me, the weight of adoration
Moving in and out of the shadow
It’s no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you