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CBN NewsWatch: October 31, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Oct. 31: Halloween crosses mark scary abortion reality, Coney Island still recovering from Sandy damages, and Syria destroys chemical weapons equipment, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

PLAN AND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

HOW THE NEW MEASURE COULD BE

BENEFITING THE ABORTION

PROVIDER.

PLUS, DESTROYING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS, WHAT COMES NEXT FOR

THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY OF

SYRIA?

AND SEE HOW AN AMAZING NEW

LASER TREATMENT IS SAVING

THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH

BRAIN TUMORS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

GIVE IT SOME TIME, THAT'S

THE MESSAGE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS PUSHING IN

THE WAKE OF THE PROBLEMATIC

ROLLOUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S

HEALTH CARE PLAN.

AND WHILE TIME MAY FIX THE

WEBSITE ISSUES FOR

healthcare.gov, THE

PRESIDENT IS ALREADY LOSING

POPULARITY AMONG THE

PUBLIC.

A NEW WALL STREET JOURNAL

NBC POLL FINDS ONLY 42% OF

AMERICANS CURRENTLY APPROVE

OF HIS JOB PERFORMANCE.

THAT IS THE LOWEST

PERFORMANCE RATING HE HAS

SEEN SINCE TAKING OFFICE.

51% OF AMERICAN DISAPPROVE.

AND THAT DISAPPROVAL NUMBER

MIGHT BE HIGHER IF MORE

AMERICANS REALIZED HOW UNDER

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

GOVERNMENT IS CHANNELING

MORE MONEY THAN EVER TO THE

WORLD'S BIGGEST ABORTION

PROVIDER.

ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY,

OPPONENTS OF ABORTION SET UP

A DISPLAY TO SHOW HOW MANY

BABIES PLANNED PARENTHOOD

KILLS EACH DAY.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: CROSSES

FILLED THE LAWN IN FRONT OF

THE CAPITOL HILL BUILDING AS

QUIET TESTIMONY TO A

SPECIFIC KIND OF DEATH.

WE BILLED THIS AS WHAT IS

THE MOST SCARY THING IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.?

OUR GOVERNMENT GIVES

$540 MILLION TO AN

ORGANIZATION THAT KILLS 915

CHILDREN A DAY.

THAT'S OVER 335,000 A YEAR.

Reporter: THAT

ORGANIZATION IS PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOES

AN ABORTION EVERY 95

SECONDS.

MARTINEZ OF STUDENTS FOR

LIFE HELPED SET UP THE 19

CROSSES MARKING PLANNED

PARENTHOOD DAILY KILL.

YOU HEAR THE NUMBER, AND

THAT'S BIG, BUT YOU SEE THE

ACTUAL LAYOUT OF 915

CROSSES, AND IT HURTS YOUR

HEART WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT

MANY CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY

FROM ABORTIONS.

Reporter: AND STUDENTS

FOR LIFE HELPED SPONSOR THIS

DISPLAY, IMPORTANT BECAUSE

STUDENT-AGED AMERICANS ARE

THE MAIN COSTUMERS FOR

ABORTION AND THE BIGGEST

OPPONENTS.

THIS IS THE GENERATION

THAT IS BEING DIRECTLY

TARGETED BY PLANNED

PARENTHOOD AND THE ABORTION

INDUSTRY.

IRONICALLY, THOUGH, THIS IS

THE GENERATION THAT IS

PRO-LIFE.

THEY'RE LEAST LIKELY TO

ACTUALLY FAVOR ABORTION.

BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN THE

ULTRASOUNDS OF OUR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS IN THE WOMB.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT PARTIAL

BIRTH ABORTION IS.

SO WE SEE ABORTION

DIFFERENTLY THAN PREVIOUS

JEPRATIONS. GENERATIONS.

Reporter: PRO-LIFERS

KEEP TALKING ABOUT ABORTIONS

BECAUSE MOST AMERICANS STILL

DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

60% OF THE AMERICAN

PUBLIC HAS NO IDEA THAT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROVIDES

ABORTION, YET ALONE IS THE

LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER IN

THE WORLD.

Reporter: AND 70% OF

AMERICANS SAY THEY'RE

AGAINST PUBLIC FUNDING OF

ABORTIONS.

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WAS JUST

ON CAPITOL HILL TESTIFYING

SHE IS NOT SURE ABOUT

ABORTION FUNDING UNDER

OBAMACARE.

HAWKINS SMIRKS AT THAT.

ABORTION IS COVERED IN

OBAMACARE, AND TAXPAYERS ARE

GOING TO BE FUNDING IT.

THE SECRETARY HERSELF WROTE

A MEMO THIS APRIL, MAN

DADEIN MAN MAN DATING THAT

ALL INSURANCE COVERS

ABORTIONS.

Reporter: THEY WANTED

TO MAKE SURE THEY PUT UP THE

CROSSES ON CAPITAL GROUNDS

BECAUSE IT IS CONGRESS THAT

FUNDS IT.

915 CHILDREN A DAY DIE

AND YOU HELP DO IT.

YOU HELP FUND THIS

ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: WITH

OBAMACARE, THE TRAGEDY IS

THAT MONEY TO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD WILL ONLY

INCREASE.

Reporter: INTERESTING

THING IS THAT THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, WHICH IS

MAJORITY PRO-LIFE, COULD

DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

ANY DAY IT WANTS TO.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Lori: FOR MORE ON THIS,

MARK MARTIN SPOKE WITH

KRISTIN HAWKINS, THE

PRESIDENT OF "STUDENTS FOR

LIFE OF AMERICA."

TAKE A LOOK.

DURING HER TESTIMONY

YESTERDAY, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

SAID SHE WOULD PROVIDE THE

CONGRESS A LIST OF THE

HEALTH CARE EXCHANGE PLANS

THAT DO NOT COVER ELECTIVE

ABORTIONS.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE ARE

SOME PLANS THAT DO NOT COVER

ABORTION.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT IS NOT

TRUE?

THE OBAMACARE ACT SAID AT

LEAST ONE PLAN IN EVERY

STATE EXCHANGE COULD NOT

COVER ABORTIONS.

WHAT WAS INTERESTING WHEN

THEY MADE THIS COMPROMISE,

CONGRESS DIDN'T SAY WHICH

PLAN THAT HAD TO BE.

IT COULD BE THE CADILLAC

PLAN FOR THE WORST PLAN ON

THE MARKET OR IT COULD BE

THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLAN ON

THE MARKET.

SO WE DON'T KNOW, IN MANY

STATES, WHAT THOSE PLANS

ARE.

WHERE THE PRO-LIFE PLANS

ARE.

SO THIS WILL BE REALLY

INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS REPORTS

BACK TO CONGRESS, TO SEE

WHAT TYPES OF PLANS IN EACH

STATE, THE ONE PLAN, WHICH

ONE IS THE PRO-LIFE PLAN.

Mark: YOU ALSO SAY THAT

THE GOVERNMENT HAS LABELLED

PREGNANCY AS A QUOTE

PREVENTABLE DISEASE IN THE

HEALTH CARE LAW.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN TERMS

OF WHAT MUST BE COVERED?

BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OF

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

CALLED IT A PREVENTABLE

DISEASE, THAT MEANS THAT

CONTRACEPTION -- SO ABORTION

CAUSING CONTRACEPTION,

CARCINOGENIC CONTRACEPTION,

HAS TO BE COVERED AT 100%.

SO REGARDLESS OF YOUR

BELIEFS ON CONTRACEPTION,

EVERY HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

IN AMERICA NOW MUST COVER

CONTRACEPTION AT 100%.

Mark: WHAT KIND OF

MONEY DOES PLANNED

PARENTHOOD STAND TO MAKE

UNDER OBAMACARE?

WELL, PLANNED PARENTHOOD

IS ALREADY MAKING OVER

$500 MILLION EVERY YEAR IN

TAXPAYER FUNDING.

WITH OBAMACARE, THEY STAND

TO MAKE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

MORE.

IN FACT, THEY'RE ALREADY

PLANNING TO OPEN UP NEW

FACILITIES AND NEW CENTERS.

BECAUSE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

SENT A MEMO OUT TO ALL OF

THE HEALTH INSURANCE

PROVIDERS THIS APRIL

DEMANDING THAT EVERY SINGLE

HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN IN THE

STATE EXCHANGES HAVE TO

COVER PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR

EVERYTHING.

SO WE KNOW THERE IS GOING TO

BE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS THAT

THEY STAND TO MAKE.

THAT'S WHY THEY WERE SUCH

HEAVY BACKERS OF THE BILL

AND HAVE BEEN BACKING IT

EVER SINCE.

Mark: IS THERE ANYTHING

THAT A PRIVATE CONSUMER CAN

DO TO ENSURE THAT THE PLAN

THEY BUY DOES NOT COVER

ABORTION?

WELL, GOOD LUCK.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

BECAUSE IN OBAMACARE, THE

LAW ACTUALLY STATES THAT

INSURANCE PROVIDERS ARE NOT

ALLOWED TO ADVERTISE TO YOU,

THE CONSUMER, IF ABORTION IS

IN YOUR PLAN.

THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO

TELL YOU, AT THE TIME THAT

YOU SIGN UP, IF ABORTION IS

IN YOUR PLAN OR NOT.

IT IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE LOOKING

FORWARD TO SEE WHAT

SECRETARY SEBELIUS REPORTS

BACK TO CONGRESS IN THE NEXT

FEW WEEKS.

Mark: ALL RIGHT,

KRISTIN AU HAWKINS OF

"STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF

AMERICANS."

Lori: THE BACKLASH FROM

N.S.A. SPYING ALLEGATIONS IS

THREATENING BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS IN TRADE.

VARIOUS EUROPEAN OFFICIALS

ARE CALLING FOR THE

SUSPENSION OF THE SAFE

HARBOR AGREEMENT.

THE AGREEMENT ALLOWS MORE

THAN 4200 AMERICAN COMPANIES

TO DO BUSINESS IN EUROPE.

THAT INCLUDES INTERNET

GIANTS LIKE APPLE, GOOGLE,

Facebook AND AMAZON.

ALSO IN JEOPARDY IS

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PROPOSED

TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE

AGREEMENT, WHICH COULD ADD

AROUND $138 BILLION A YEAR

TO THE ECONOMY.

TOP E.U. OFFICIALS SAY THE

TRUST NEEDED TO NEGOTIATE

THE TRADE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN

SHATTERED.

IRAQ WOULD LIKE SOME HELP

FROM AMERICA.

TWO YEARS AFTER THE U.S.

PULLED OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

IT NOW WANTS WASHINGTON TO

PROVIDE MORE WEAPONS

TRAINING AND MANPOWER.

NURI al-MALIKI SAYS HIS

COUNTRY NEEDS HOW TO FIGHT

AN INSURGENT AL-QAEDA.

SUICIDE BOMBERS HAVE

LAUNCHED NEARLY 40 STRIKES

IN THE LAST MONTH.

AND MORE THAN 5,000 IRAQIS

HAVE BEEN KILLED IN ATTACKS

SINCE APRIL.

SYRIA HAS COMPLETED THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE EQUIPMENT

USED TO PRODUCE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS.

BUT NOW COMES A BIGGER TASK,

DESTROYING SYRIA'S HUGE

WEAPONS STOCKPILE.

MEANWHILE RESIDENTS OF THE

WAR-TORN COUNTRY ARE TRYING

TO LIVE NORMAL LIVES,

DESPITE THE CONFLICT.

Reporter: THE

INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO

ELIMINATE CHEMICAL WEAPONS

FROM SYRIA IS WELL UNDER

WAY.

THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE

PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS SAYS IT IS SATISFIED

THAT ALL OF SYRIA'S CHEMICAL

ARMS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN

DESTROYED.

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT HAS

COMPLETED WHAT WE CALL THE

FUNCTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF

THE ENTIRE CHEMICAL WEAPONS,

MAKING APPARATUS, AND WHAT

ARE MIXING AND FILLING

EQUIPMENT, FOR USE WITH

SIRIN GAS.

IT NO LONGER HAS THE

CAPACITY TO MANUFACTURE NEW

CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND IT HAS

NOT THE CAPACITY TO UTILIZE

THE PRECURSOR CHEMICALS FOR

SIRIN GAS, AND TO LOAD

THOSE.

Reporter: NOW DAMASCUS

MUST START DESTROYING

EXISTING WEAPONS AND

STOCKPILES.

SYRIA IS BELIEVED TO HAVE

ABOUT A THOUSAND METRIC TONS

OF CHEMICALS AND WEAPONS,

INCLUDING MUSTARD GAS AND

SIRIN.

IN SEPTEMBER, THE U.N.

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTED A

RESOLUTION, REQUIRING SYRIA

TO GIVE UP ITS ARMS.

IT WAS IN RESPONSE TO THE

DAMASCUS POISON GAS ATTACK

IN AUGUST THAT KILLED

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE.

MEANWHILE, VIOLENCE ACROSS

SYRIA CONTINUES.

BUT RESIDENTS OF DAMASCUS

SAY THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP

LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.

OF COURSE, IT IS NOT

EASY.

AND EVERY TIME WE'RE HEARING

THE SOUND OF BOMBING AND

THINGS, IT MAKES US FEELING

SO BAD ABOUT IT.

BUT LIFE IS GOING ON, AND WE

HAVE TO MOVE ON.

Reporter: EVEN IN A

TIME OF WAR, SOME DAMASCUS

RESIDENTS VENTURE OUT AT

NIGHT TO THE CITY'S CAFES,

BARS, AND CLUBS.

THEY SAY THAT WHILE THEIR

FEAR IS VERY REAL, LIFE

CANNOT STOP.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Lori: AND JUST INTO THE

NEWSROOM TONIGHT, ISRAELI

WAR PLANES HAVE ATTACKED A

MILITARY TARGET INSIDE

SYRIA.

ACCORDING TO SECURITY

OFFICIALS, THE ATTACK

TARGETED RUSSIAN-MADE

MISSILES.

THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THIS

YEAR ISRAEL HAS LAUNCHED AN

AIR STRIKE ON MISSILES IN

SYRIA.

BACK HERE AT HOME, AIRLINES

HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN

LIGHT TO EXPAND THE USE OF

MOST PORTABLE ELECTRONIC

DEVICES DURING ALL PHASES OF

FLIGHT.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION

ADMINISTRATION MADE THE

ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, CHANGING

RULES THAT HAVE BEEN IN

PLACE FOR AROUND 50 YEARS.

THE F.A.A. SAYS A COMMITTEE

OF EXPERTS DETERMINED MOST

COMMERCIAL AIRLINES CAN

TOLERATE RADIO INTERFERENCE

FROM DEVICES, LIKE CELL

PHONES.

THE CHANGES WILL LET

PASSENGERS READ, WORK, PLAY

GAMES, WATCH MOVIES, AND

LISTEN TO MUSIC.

LET'S BE CLEAR, THAT YOU

STILL CANNOT TALK ON YOUR

PHONE DURING FLIGHT.

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS

COMMISSION GOVERNS CELL

PHONE USE DURING FLIGHTS,

AND THE COMMITTEE DID NOT

CONSIDER THAT ISSUE.

ALL DEVICES SHOULD BE IN

AIRPLANE MODE.

Lori: THE F.A.A. SAYS

THE COMMITTEE DID FIND IN

RARE CASES OF LOW VISIBILITY

THAT SOME LANDING SYSTEMS

MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TOLERATE

THE INTERFERENCE.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS,

PASSENGERS MAY BE ASKED TO

TURN OFF DEVICES.

BUT THOSE CASES ONLY OCCUR

ON ABOUT 1% OF FLIGHTS.

COMING UP, HOW A GROUP

CALLED "MERCY CHEFS" IS

STILL HELPING VICTIMS OF

SUPERSTORM SANDY.

Lori: PARTS OF MIDDLE

AMERICA ARE ALREADY UNDER

WATER TONIGHT IN A MASSIVE

STORM SYSTEM WORKING ITS WAY

ACROSS THE COUNTRY ISN'T

DONE YET.

MORE STRONG WINDS AND

TORRENTIAL RAINS ARE

FORECAST OVERNIGHT FROM THE

GREAT LAKES TO THE GULF

COAST.

METEOROLOGISTS SAY ISOLATED

TORNADOS ARE ALSO A

POSSIBILITY.

PARENTS SAY THE WEATHER IS

MAKING THEM CHANGE THEIR

PLANS AS MANY WERE SET TO

PARTICIPATE IN

TRICK-OR-TREATING OR FALL

FESTIVALS.

I HAVE SIX KID.

S.

I DON'T INTRAW WANT TO DRAG

THEM OUT IN POURING RAIN, SO

I WAS INCREASING JUST BUYING

SOME CANDY.

Lori: OFFICIALS WARN

THOSE WHO DO BRAVE THE

CONDITIONS, TO BEWARE OF

WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS.

THIS WEEK MARKS ONE YEAR

SINCE SUPERSTORM SANDY

DEVASTATED PARTS OF THE

NORTHEAST.

AND 12 MONTHS LATER, MANY

VICTIMS ARE COUNTING THEIR

BLESSINGS.

CHRISTIANS AND CHURCHES ARE

CONTINUING TO HELP THOSE

STILL IN NEED.

THOUSANDS GATHERED IN CONEY

ISLAND THIS WEEK TO

COMMEMORATE THE LIFE

CHANGING EVENT.

CONTRIBUTING REPORTER RUSS

JONES HAS THE STORY.

WHEN I FIRST WALKED IN MY

HOME, I JUST THOUGHT -- I

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

Reporter: IT WAS LATE

IN THE EVENING WHEN MARY

GAINY RETURNED TO HER HOME

IN CONEY ISLAND AND SHE

REALIZED HOW BAD THE DAMAGE

WAS.

MORE THAN 180 LIVES WERE

CLAIMED DUE TO THE CRUSHING

WAVES OF THE SUPER STORM,

AND CAUSED AT LEAST

$65 BILLION IN DAMAGE.

THIS REFRIGERATOR LAY ON

THE FLOOR.

Reporter: FOR SEVERAL

WEEKS, GAINY CHOSE TO LIVE

IN HER DAMAGED HOME WITH NO

ELECTRICITY, AND WALLS LINED

WITH MOLD, UNTIL HE

EVENTUALLY MOVED INTO

TEMPORARY HOUSING.

NOW BACK IN HER HOME, WHERE

SHE HAS LIVED SINCE 2005,

GAINY IS GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR

HIS PROVISION.

I WAS -- I REALLY STARTED

PRAYING AND CRYING OUT TO

THE LORD.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

SO I WAS PRAYING, LORD, GOD,

JUST KEEP US.

HELP US.

SAVE US.

AND HE DID.

HE KEPT NOT ONLY ME, MY

DAUGHTERS, AND THE OTHER

GENTLEMAN THAT WAS HERE, BUT

HE ALSO KEPT THE CHURCH.

Reporter: WHILE THIS

COMMUNITY MAY BE FEELING THE

AFTER EFFECTS OF HURRICANE

SANDY A YEAR LATER, THERE

ARE CHEFS FROM ALL OVER THE

NATION GATHERING TODAY

PREPARING A MEAL FOR SOME

3500 PEOPLE, HOPING TO MAKE

LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT

BRIGHTER.

WHAT HAVE WE GOT GOING IN

THERE?

SUITES.

Reporter: GARY LEBANC

FOUNDED MERCY CHEFS BECAUSE

HE FELT GOD CALL HIM TO

SERVE PEOPLE.

AND HE HAS RETURNED TO CONEY

ISLAND TO SERVE MORE THAN

3,000 RESIDENTS, AS THE

COMMUNITY THANKS GOD FOR

GIVING THEM RESILIENCE.

WE CAN FEED THE BEST MEAL

WE'RE CAPABLE OF FEEDING,

BUT TOMORROW THEY ARE GOING

TO BE HUNGRY AGAIN.

THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO

ABOUT THAT.

BUT WE ALSO COME WITH A

MESSAGE THAT CAN SATISFY

THEM FOR ETERNITY.

Reporter: THE MOTTO

READS "FEEDING BOTH BODY AND

SOUL," AND THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT THE HURRICANE SANDY

COMMEMORATION WAS ABOUT,

FEEDING THOSE IN THE

COMMUNITY A GOOD, HOT MEAL,

AND A DIVERSE PEOPLE COMING

TOGETHER TO PRAISE GOD, AND

ACKNOWLEDGING THAT GOD,

INDEED, CALMS THE STORMS OF

LIFE.

IN CONEY ISLAND, NEW YORK,

I'M RUSS JONES.

Lori: UP NEXT, NEW HOPE

FOR PEOPLE WITH BRAIN

TUMORS.

A LOOK AT THIS LIFE-SAVING

LASER PROCEDURE.

Lori: EVERY YEAR ABOUT

67,000 PEOPLE HEAR THE

DEVASTATING WORDS, "YOU HAVE

A BRAIN TUMOR."

DOCTORS HAVE SAFELY REMOVE

MANY OF THEM, BUT OTHERS ARE

FAR MORE DIFFICULT TO

TREAT.

NOW THERE IS NEW HOPE FROM

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOR

PEOPLE WITH THE MOST SERIOUS

BRAIN TUMORS.

HERE IS TONIGHT'S FOCUS

REPORT.

KENNY COCENUR ALWAYS ENJOYED

EXCELLENT HEALTH.

SO HE WAS SHOCKED WHEN THIS

HAPPENED.

I WAS TAKING A SHOWER AND

I FELL.

MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE KIND OF

COLLAPSED.

I WENT OUT AND OPENED THE

DOOR BECAUSE I KNEW

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

I OPENED THE DOOR AND WENT

OUT AND FELL ON THE

HALLWAY.

AND MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE, FOR

PROBABLY THREE OR FOUR

MINUTES, I COULDN'T MOVE

ANYTHING ON MY RIGHT SIDE.

AND SO I KNEW THEN THAT I

WAS IN TROUBLE.

Reporter: KENNY HAD A

BRAIN TUMOR.

WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING RID

OF BRAIN TUMORS, A LOT

DEPENDS ON WHERE IT IS

LOCATED.

TUMORS NEAR THE SURFACE CAN

OFTEN BE COMPLETELY REMOVED,

BUT ONES FURTHER INSIDE THE

BRAIN ARE HARD TO REACH AND

CAN SOMETIMES BE ONLY

PARTIALLY REMOVED OR NOT AT

ALL.

THAT'S THE KIND KENNY HAD.

HE WAS GIVEN ONE YEAR TO

LIVE.

YOU KNOW, I KNEW I HAD TO

TRUST GOD.

AND, YOU KNOW, DOCTORS ARE

WONDERFUL, BUT THERE IS ONLY

ONE ULTIMATE HEALER, AND

THAT'S GOD.

AND SO THAT'S WHO I TURNED

TO.

AND I PUT ALL OF MY FAITH IN

THAT.

Reporter: THEN KENNY

GOT SOME GREAT NEWS FROM THE

WORLD FAMOUS CLEVELAND

CLINIC.

HE QUALIFIED FOR A PROMISING

SURGERY THAT INSTEAD OF

CUTTING OUT THE TUMOR, THE

SURGEON LEAVES IT RIGHT

WHERE IT IS, BUT INSERTS A

TINY LASER INTO IT AND BURNS

IT.

WE, SO FAR, HAVE USED IT

IN PATIENTS WHERE THEY HAVE

TUMORS WHICH ARE LOCATED

DEEP IN THE BRAIN, WHICH ARE

DIFFICULT TO GET TO.

OR TO REMOVE IN TOTALITY DUE

TO THE LOCATION.

Reporter: IT IS CALLED

NEUROBLADE.

THE PATIENT IS IN AN M.R.I.

MACHINE.

WITH GREAT PRECISION, A

THIN, LASER PROBE IS

INSERTED THROUGH A TINY HOLE

IN THE SKULL.

USING A COMPUTER SCREEN, THE

SURGEON STEERS THE PROBE TO

THE TUMOR.

THE TIP OF THE PROBE

RELEASES LASER ENERGY

SIDEWAYS, HEATING AND

DESTROYING BRAIN TUMOR

TISSUE IN ONE DIRECTION,

WHILE COOLING AND PROTECTING

NORMAL TISSUE NEAR THE

TUMOR.

KENNY WAS ONLY THE SECOND

PATIENT TO HAVE THIS

TREATMENT DONE.

I HAD BEEN PRAYING,

WITHOUT CEASING, AS THE

BIBLE SAYS.

I WAS PRAYING WITHOUT

CEASING.

AND THEN I FELT A RELEASE.

I FELT THAT GOD SPOKE TO ME

AND SAID IT'S GOING TO BE

OKAY.

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHERE IT

HAS TAKEN FROM THERE.

THE SURGERY WENT GREAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I HAVEN'T HAD

ANY PROBLEMS SINCE.

Reporter: THAT WAS

NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO.

IF YOU'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED

WITH A BRAIN TUMOR AND ARE

WONDERING WHETHER "NOON NEWS

HOURWHETHER NEUROBLADE

MIGHT BE YOUR SOLUTION, CALL

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC'S

NEUROBLADE HOT LINE.

THEY E ASK THEM TO SEND

A COPY OF THEIR LATEST

M.R.I.

AND MY COLLEAGUES EVALUATE.

AND IF WE THINK WE CAN

PERFORM THE SURGERY, WE ASK

THE PATIENTS TO COME TO

CLEVELAND CLINIC.

Reporter: KENNY

IMBALANCE AND LOSS OF

MOVEMENT IN PART OF THE BODY

ARE PART OF THE HALL MARKS

OF A BRAIN TUMOR.

HEARING LOSS, SPEECH

DIFFICULT, A NEW SEIZURE OR

A HEADACHE THAT WON'T GO

AWAY ARE ALSO SYMPTOMS.

ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS CAN

ALERT TO GO AND AT LEAST

HAVE AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

WITH THEIR PRIMARY CARE

DOCTOR.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

DOCTORS KNOW THE SYMPTOMS OF

BRAIN TUMORS, THEY DON'T

KNOW WHY PEOPLE GET THEM.

STUDIES INDICATE THEY MAY

COME FROM CELL PHONE USE,

LIVING NEAR POWER LINES AND

TRANSFORMERS, EXPOSURE TO

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LIKE

PLASTICS, OR INGESTING

CHEMICALS ADDED TO OUR FOOD

AND DRINKS.

HOWEVER, NONE OF THAT

RESEARCH IS CONCLUSIVE.

KENNY HAS NO IDEA WHY HE GOT

HIS BRAIN TUMOR, BUT BELIEVE

IT OR NOT, HE IS GLAD HE DID

AND IS GRATEFUL GOD LED HIM

TO THE NEUROBLADE

TREATMENT.

I WAS ALWAYS BUSY AT

WORK.

I WOULD GIVE IT 60, 70

HOURS.

THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE

COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE,

TO WHERE I TRY NOT TO WORK

THOSE HOURS.

I SPEND TIME MORE AT HOME

WITH THE FAMILY.

MORE TIME WITH OUR CHURCH.

SO IT'S BASICALLY GOT MY

PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.

Lori: ONE ADDED BONUS

ABOUT THE NEUROBLADE

TREATMENT, IT COSTS LESS

THAN TRADITIONAL SURGERY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Lori: WHAT COULD HAVE

BEEN A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY

TURNED OUT LIKE A MODERN DAY

GOOD SAMARITAN STORY.

A WOMAN WAS ABOUT TO TAKE

HER OWN LIFE, THAT IS UNTIL

AN ORDINARY BUS DRIVER ASKED

IF SHE WAS OKAY.

DARNELL BARTON SAW A WOMAN

STANDING ON AN OVERPASS

LEDGE, APPARENTLY

CONTEMPLATING ENDING HER OWN

LIFE.

A WALKER PASSED, A BIKER

PASSED, BUT DARNELL DID

NOT.

HE STOPPED HIS BUS IN THE

MIDDLE OF A BUSY STREET TO

TALK TO HER.

WHEN SHE DID NOT RESPOND,

DARNELL WENT TO HER.

FOOTAGE SHOWS THE BUS DRIVER

HELPING HER OFF THE LEDGE

AND SITTING DOWN TO TALK

WITH HER.

I BASICALLY TOLD HER, YOU

KNOW, THERE IS NOTHING THAT

SERIOUS.

WHERE SHE WAS IS A DANGEROUS

PLACE.

I GAVE HER SOME ENCOURAGING

WORDS.

I GREW UP IN A CHURCH.

I KIND OF, IN THE

BACKGROUND, HEARD MY MOM'S

VOICE.

THE BIBLE SAYS BE READY, IN

SEASON OR NOT IN SEASON.

IF YOU HAVE TIME TO DO

ANYTHING, YOU HAVE TIME TO

DO THE RIGHT THING.

Lori: DARNELL'S BUS

STUDENTS ARE MOSTLY HIGH

SCHOOLERS AND THEY WERE ALL

CLAPPING FOR HIM WHEN HE

RETURNED.

THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR THIS

EDITION OF

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