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November 9, 1998 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
Kathie DeLoreto's twins saved her life while still in her womb. By preserving the precious stem cells from their umbilical cords shortly after their birth, she may someday be able to return the favor. That's the theory behind the removal and storage of umbilical cord blood, which contains stem cells - unspecialized, life-giving blood cells that produce all other cells. The relatively new procedure is not covered by insurance but is being offered by CorCell, a Camden company, to clients of such local health-care giants as Independence Blue Cross.
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July 21, 2003 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In 1988 in Paris, a boy with a life-threatening form of anemia was saved by a new, experimental therapy - a few ounces of blood from his newborn sister's umbilical cord. Soon, what had been just a waste product of childbirth was being hailed as a therapeutic miracle. Facilities for freezing and storing umbilical cord blood began to spring up around the world. Now, 15 years after that first "cord blood transplant," it is clear the procedure has several advantages over a bone marrow transplant, the older, more common way of rebuilding damaged blood and immune systems.
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February 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Prosecutors on Tuesday requested additional time to review a psychological report on a Pemberton Township mother accused of fatally setting her newborn on fire. Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca said at a hearing in Superior Court in Burlington County that he had just received the report Tuesday, and had only briefly reviewed it. Judge Terrence Cook granted Ronca's request to postpone the case, and set the next hearing for 9 a.m. Feb. 25. The report on Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier was done by a private psychologist at the request of the defense.
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January 22, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier kept her pregnancy a secret for months, hiding her growing stomach even from her mother and younger sister, with whom she shared a split-level Pemberton Township home. On Friday evening, Dorvilier delivered the girl - alone, authorities said - in the ground-floor bathroom, where police later found a bloody toilet and rag. She then allegedly walked to a green Land Rover in the driveway, leaving a trail of blood on the concrete, and drove a mile and a half with the baby to a neighborhood along Simontown Road.
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March 2, 2016 | By Michael Boren, STAFF WRITER
The Pemberton Township mother who set her newborn on fire hours after giving birth pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter. Prosecutors will recommend that Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, face 30 years in prison for the crime. Her original charge of murder was amended to aggravated manslaughter as part of a plea deal offered by prosecutors. Dorvilier's mother, Juana Sully, looked down and wiped away tears as Judge Terrence Cook read the terms of the deal. Dorvilier answered basic questions from Cook with, "Yes, your honor," or "No, your honor.
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February 27, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A plea deal has been offered to the Pemberton Township woman accused of setting her newborn on fire and killing her, a judge in Burlington County said Thursday. Judge Terrence Cook said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier and her public defender, Karen Thek, still needed to review the offer, and scheduled another hearing for 9 a.m. Monday in Superior Court in Mount Holly. Thek and Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca declined to discuss the details of the offer after Thursday's brief hearing.
NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Frank Kummer, Breaking News Desk
A mother apparently gave birth on a busy SEPTA Broad Street Line train yesterday afternoon, and walked off with the baby still attached to the umbilical cord. The mother disembarked the northbound train, climbed a set of stairs at the Olney Transportation Center, and then approached a SEPTA police officer, according to Heather Redfern, a SEPTA spokeswoman. Officer Loyd Rodgers discovered that not only was the woman holding a baby, but that the umbilical cord was attached. Rodgers and others scrambled to get the woman and baby a blanket and provide comfort.
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January 22, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier's mother and two sisters sat in the front row of Browns Mills United Methodist Church, embracing a line of people they did not know as if they were family. Many walked away wiping tears from their eyes, some crying aloud as they sat down. More than 100 gathered inside the Burlington County church Wednesday evening to honor Dorvilier's newborn daughter, Angelica, who died last week after, authorities said, Dorvilier set her on fire. "I believe there was a tear in the eye of God that evening," the Rev. Richard Esher told the grieving crowd.
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April 30, 2001 | By Melanie D. Scott INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In an effort to educate African Americans and other minority groups about genetic research, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation is offering programs and forums on topics such as the Human Genome Project and the importance of minority participation. The foundation has received $115,000 in grants from private organizations and research hospitals to disseminate information about gene research and to explore its ethical, legal and social implications so that minorities will be able to make informed health decisions.
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March 2, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
The Pemberton Township woman who set her newborn daughter on fire hours after giving birth pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter. Prosecutors will recommend that Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, face 30 years in prison for the crime. Her original charge of murder was amended to aggravated manslaughter as part of a plea deal offered by prosecutors. Dorvilier's mother, Juana Sully, looked down and wiped away tears as Judge Terrence Cook read the terms of the deal in Superior Court in Burlington County.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A plea deal has been offered to the Pemberton Township woman accused of setting her newborn on fire and killing her, a judge in Burlington County said Thursday. Judge Terrence Cook said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier and her public defender, Karen Thek, still needed to review the offer, and scheduled another hearing for 9 a.m. Monday in Superior Court in Mount Holly. Thek and Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca declined to discuss the details of the offer after Thursday's brief hearing.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Prosecutors on Tuesday requested additional time to review a psychological report on a Pemberton Township mother accused of fatally setting her newborn on fire. Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor James Ronca said at a hearing in Superior Court in Burlington County that he had just received the report Tuesday, and had only briefly reviewed it. Judge Terrence Cook granted Ronca's request to postpone the case, and set the next hearing for 9 a.m. Feb. 25. The report on Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier was done by a private psychologist at the request of the defense.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Nine years ago, I married a man who has a son from a previous marriage. "Eli" is now 26 and lives "on his own. " While he may live under a different roof than his parents, they support him financially. My husband and I pay Eli's car insurance, cellphone bill, toll tag, life insurance policy and whatever other things come up (passport, gym membership). Eli's mom assists with all of his utility bills, in addition to depositing money in his account monthly. They even turned over Eli's 529 tuition account to him. I have tried explaining to my husband that they are enabling Eli, and the umbilical cord should have been cut years ago. Eli has never earned more than $12,000 a year and has no desire to try because he has an endless flow of financial support.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
I'VE SPENT THE LAST few weeks trying to figure out how I would commemorate the first anniversary of my mother's death on Aug. 8. I wasn't sure that I'd be able to adequately convey its significance in my altered life. I read a lot of poetry, hoping that it would elevate my writing. I studied old photos, the kind that come with thin, white borders and couldn't be "shared" except by hand, trying to resuscitate dulled memories. I spoke with friends and family, hoping to see what Lucy had meant to beloved others.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015
I'VE HAD many conversations with black men about our commonalities and our differences, about our joys and our pain. But I've never had a conversation like the one I had with Tracy Martin, whose son, Trayvon, was killed in 2012, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Our dialogue was in turns funny and it was heartbreaking. But of all the things our conversation turned out to be, I am most grateful that it was real. Coming on the heels of the third anniversary of Trayvon's death, and the U.S. Justice Dept.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
HER NAME means "angelic" and that's the most that anyone can hope for Angelica, the newborn who died after being lit afire on a Burlington County roadside. Baby Angelica's mother, Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, appeared in Burlington County Superior Court yesterday via video monitor from prison to face murder charges, politely answering the judge's questions with a series of "Yes, your honor," but shedding no light on the crime of which she is accused. On Friday night, Dorvilier allegedly wrapped her newborn daughter - umbilical cord and placenta still attached - in a towel and papers and set her on fire along a stretch of Simontown Road in Pemberton Township, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier's mother and two sisters sat in the front row of Browns Mills United Methodist Church, embracing a line of people they did not know as if they were family. Many walked away wiping tears from their eyes, some crying aloud as they sat down. More than 100 gathered inside the Burlington County church Wednesday evening to honor Dorvilier's newborn daughter, Angelica, who died last week after, authorities said, Dorvilier set her on fire. "I believe there was a tear in the eye of God that evening," the Rev. Richard Esher told the grieving crowd.
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January 22, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier kept her pregnancy a secret for months, hiding her growing stomach even from her mother and younger sister, with whom she shared a split-level Pemberton Township home. On Friday evening, Dorvilier delivered the girl - alone, authorities said - in the ground-floor bathroom, where police later found a bloody toilet and rag. She then allegedly walked to a green Land Rover in the driveway, leaving a trail of blood on the concrete, and drove a mile and a half with the baby to a neighborhood along Simontown Road.
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