Former patients share thoughts, experiences at children's hospital groundbreaking

Former patients of the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida shared how it had affected their lives during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building set to open in 2017. Not only did the April 29 groundbreaking move the first heap of dirt, but it was also a celebration of the hospital's 20th anniversary and the fact that the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation had managed to raise $83 million in funds to initiate construction.

Government shutdown: 'Ding' Darling closed to visitors until further notice

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and other federally-funded organizations on Sanibel Island are closed until further notice. The last federal government shutdowns were in 1995 for a period of six and 21 days, respectively. And like a sequel nearly two decades in the making, Congress announced a new shutdown effective Oct. 1, until lawmakers can sort out differences on debt and the Affordable Care Act, which also went into effect this week.

Kanzius cancer treatment to go before the FDA

The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announced it will dissolve itself as of June 30, but the cancer-fighting technology it helped to develop is poised for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sanibel Island resident John Kanzius, who died in 2009 from complications related to the chemotherapy he received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, developed the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment.
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