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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10 The Odar Rapids Gazette: lues.. AUK. 6. 1974 Prenatal Treatment Sets Precedent By Patricia McCormack NF.W YORK U PI) I.itlle April Murphy of Marshfu-ld. Mass., is making medical his- tory. Nearly IS months old now she was treated for ,1 ra hereditary flisorder lor months before she was I- April is the first known suc- cessful example of .1111 niocentosis helping mil child suffering from a 11 i disorder Amniocentcsis is ,i prrii.ral diagnostic that per- mils testing of amniotu- liuid and the fetal cells it contains The fluid is an (it the fetal environment. For April's sumvai it was tu find out ln-ini r h.-r hinli what was happeniiiL' to her She was diagnost-il as having MAA acidemia II results froin the accumulation of an ,u game aeul in body tissues April was treated for it in utero. She continues tu receive treatment. The happ> fad is that tins hllle girl is well anil alive First Dies The disorder killed tile iir.-t Murphy child. Heather, who died when she was 11 weeks old. Heather had become lethar- gic. Following an episode of vomiting, she was sevi-relv dehydrated. She refused lo feed. As her condition wor- sened. Heather was put in Boston Floating hospital. She died 411 hours later. Analyzing a fraction of an ounce of urine collected from Heather shortly before her death. Dr. Mary Ampola. director of the amino acid laboratory at Tufts .New England medical center hospi- tal, found that Heather had MAA. The disease is the resnll of a failure in the conversion of melhylmalonate an essential acid tn a more useful product called succinale. In some children wilh this disorder the enzyme, that nor- mally controls the conversion to succinate is missing. One therapy in such cases appears to prevent illness and possibly brain damage by restricting intake of protein. Following Heather's death. Theresa and Paul Murphy, the parents, went to the March of Dimes-National Foundation Birth Defect center at Boston Floating hospital. Dr. Ampola told Iheiii there was one chance in four thai i disorder would strike [heir nexl child. Both parents carried the recessive gene linked to the condition. When Dr. Ampola later learned that Mrs. Murphy was pregnant with April, she sug- gesled an amniocenlesis be done when the fetus was four- and-a-half-months old. Little April Murphy of Marshfield, Mass., has made medical history by successfully being treated for a rare hereditary disorder before she was born. April, nearly 1 8 months old, was treated in utero when she was a fetus in her mother's womb. She is the first known successful example of anamniocentesis performed with no intent to abort. Here, April looks at a test tube as her mother, Mrs. Paul Murphy, right, and Dr. Mary Ampcla prepare April for a weekly checkup. The hereditary eundition under control. A major factor in this suc- cess story was a new and more sensitive method in measuring mi'thylmalonale in urine. Tin- test was developed hv Dr. Kay Tanaka, recipient of a National Foundation grantee, and Dr. Eilichi at the Vale laboratory. They both work in the field of biochemistry. April's intrauterine treat- ment has set a precedent that will serve as a model for therapy, not only in this disorder but in other hereditary problems I hat may he diag- nosed before birth. April makes weekly visits lo ability to pay are taken care of the birth defects center where through the National Kiiunda- tests indicate any dietary lion-March of Dimes, changes necessary to keep her condition under control. She is alert and healthy. Costs of April's highly specialized care not covered by insurance or the Mrs. Murphy must record every drop and crumb that goes into April's mouth. "I just have lo play the part of a mother harder pay v s more attention to my job." Fluid Analyzed During the ainnineentcsis, fluid was withdrawn from Ihe amniotie sac without jeopar- dizing the unborn child. The fluid was sent tn Dr. Jerry Mahoney al Yale university school of medicine, depart- ment of genetics. A grantee of the National Foundation- March of Dimes. Dr. Mahoney grew cultures from the ceils floating in the liquid. Then he analyzed them. Tin- tests indicated thai Mrs. Murphy's second child indeed had the disorder thai killed Heather. The positive finding allowed time to devise an unusual in- trauterine treatment used for the first lime to save Aprils life. Mrs. Murphy was given large doses of B12, al first orally and later through mas- sive injections. The vitamin crosses Ihe placenta well and there is no evidence it would harm the developing fetus. Measuring Method On Nov. HI71 April was burn. She was in good health Brenda Pollock Is the Bride of Mr. Kercheval WALKER The marriage of Miss Brenda Sue Pollock and David Lee Kercheval was soieimiizeu Sunday during a 2 o'clock ceremony at Walker United Methodist church. Offi- ciating was the Rev. M. C. Melcher of Marion. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Pollock of Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kercheval nf Montezuma. Deb Brinkman was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Jody Pollock, sister of Ihe bride, Joan Van and Marcia Ferguson. Mrs. Kercheval bride is affiliated wilh. Alpha groom has been a student at the United States naval acade- my in Annapolis. Mel. Saturday evening, a re- hearsal dinner was given by the bridegroom's parents at For her wedding the bride Delta Pi sorority. The bride- chose a gown of organza trimmed wilh scalloped Ven- ise lace and fashioned with a scoop neckline. Her shoulder- length veil was caught to a lace bound and she held a bouquet of yellcw ruses and blue-tinted baby's breath. The attendants' A-line gowns of crepe, trimmed wilh white lace, were in blue and yellow, respectively. K.ach at- tendan! wore a flora! head- piece anil carried a bouquet of light blue carnations and yellow daisies Serving as best man was Mark Ver Steegt (Iroomsmeii were Denny Rhodes, jnn Mclnerney and John Ker- cheval, the bridegroom's brother Sealing L'UC.VS were Tim Pollock, the bride's brother, and Danny iiryslal Breil Pollock, another broth- er, wa.s candii'iigliler. After tile iTirmunv a recep- tion for guests was L'lven at the chun h. ft On return from a brief wed- ding trip, the Mr and Mrs. Ken-hex al will In- al home in Cellar Falls where they arc students at I'm Ctu- r'f Northern low.i The Linda Himes Becomes Bride ROCK ISLAND, III. Linda Marie Himes. 2325 Fifth ave- nue. Marion, Iowa, was mar- ried to Roger Leroy Arp of Quasqueton. Iowa. Monday in an 11 o'clock ceremony at Memorial Heights Union Methodist church. The Rev. Raymond Krtintz officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mis. Donald Mussman. 1092 Third street, and Glenn La- cock. Kiflfl Tenth avenue, both of Marion. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Arp of Quasqueton. The bride was attired in a street-length dress of mint green and white. She carried pink and white carnations. A delayed reception is planned fur guests Saturday at the Indian House restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Following a brief wedding ON THIS DATK in IMiill. Cuban Premier Fide] announced ilie expropriation all 1 S companies m Cuba Van De Venters Steak House lrm- llu' wil1 at the Fifth avenue address in Marion. The bride is em- ployed by Collins Radio CD. Bridal Showers Fete Miss Pamela Utf Miss Pamela I'll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Utt of 12H2 Fifteenlh street SW. will he honored at a personal brid- al shower Wednesday at 7 o'clock al the home of Miss DcF.lla Wilson. 4411 Carter street NW. Miss Wilson and Miss Kathy Johnson are host- esses for the event. Twenty guests will share the courtesy. Miss Utt is the Sept. 7 bride- elect of Craig Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nelson. lili'J Vall'-y Bronk drive SK. Ten guests shared the cmirtos) of a miscellaneous bnda! shower Sunda> after- noon in honor of Miss I'll. Hostesses were Mrs Richard I II. Council street NF.. and Mrs Richard I-'rve BRIDAL SHOWER HONORS AUGUST BRIDE-ELECT Miss Gail Parr. l-IS Twen- tieth avenue SW. was honored at a personal bridal shower Monday evening at 8. The shower, co-hosted by Miss Lynne Parr and Mrs. Carol Bausch. was given at the home of the bride-elect's mother, Mrs. Joseph Parr. 7S1 Gateway street NE. Fourteen guests shared the courtesy extended Miss Parr, Aug. 24 bride-elect of Melvin Baker, son of the Walter Bakers of HIM Wilev boulevard NW. Bridge The Shufflers Winners of the rubber game- played Monday at Xoelririge Park Christian church were: North-south Mrs. Jerry Fl- sea and Mrs. Dale Kueter. first, and Mrs. Ken Touro and Mrs. John McCallum, second; east-west Mrs. Jeffrey Stanley and Mrs. Albert Soukup. jr.. first, and Mrs. Maurice Mowrer and Mrs Richard darken, second. Over-all winners were Mrs Fisea and Mrs Kueter Thi next game is scheduled Mon- j day at a.m. at '.he church The Jensons E nroufe to Sform Lake l.arry Holder performed liu1 2 i o'clock (eremoiiy Saturday j iiiiilmL- tn marriage Hi i Icen Fhtsch and Hichard a ear B> Abigail Vjn Uuien BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL NSULAT1ON FHA APPROVED-5 YEAR FINANCING AVAILABLE Insulation Dept. 1101 Second Ave. S.E. Phone 362-1186 or 365- 4647 Termite rustlers are active in this territory. let us go after' these varmints For Free Inspection Call 363-1676 SPECIALISTS Locally and Operated Since 1948 1516 MT.VERNON ROAD SE Jciison The ceremony took afesfc dace at the First Timed aHR Methodist dmrch Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs C W Flitsch of Alliurnelt and Mr r aid Mrs tlienn .1 .lensun of y, Hi.de. 4 Pearls and sequins accented Mrs. Jenson the bride's gown of r.isrpoint lace satin which was svled with a flounce at the 'nmmed with lace She won- a emlme of the .skirt ami chap. llm' ;l e tram A Juhet rap held her of daisies and mm is catlH-dral.length ml and .he reception was gnen a the a, Tied a bouquet of stephan- after the cerem.mv Otis Honor attendants were Mrs After a wedding trip to Benton Welch, sister of the Storm Lake the couple will bride, and Kevin Vise. The make Iheir home in l.ytton matron of honor's gown of flo- where both are employe! s print over satin teachers. Both were gradua ed featured a U-shaped neckline from Iowa Stale AHHV Our L'-ilh wi ding is ciiiniiig and im off.'reil nn wlui h 1 ilon'l km slid Hi all "1 Hunk it'-. MINI- for n-present i-.idi other with week off from i'iir inarna inniiih 1 iliiln'l know cvioiK wh ie inraiil. so 1 asked him explain it He said. "Well, o 1 week "lit nf molllll ran do whateMT want, wheieu-r von please and asked This inclin staying out all night and CM going out of town if >ou wa lo." And. of course, lie wanti the same pru liege 1 said "Over my de: tndv Tim berlake Wed KANSAS CITY. Mo a hompiet similar to thai of Nuptial vows were exchanged the bride. Sunday by Miss Denise Marie Dr. Don Schwendemann Tiniberlake and Donald Lewis served as best man am Sills of St. Joseph, MCI., son of groomsmen were Terry Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Sills, 640 F.ygabroad and .John Tim-Fourth avenue, Marion, Iowa, berlake, jr., brother uf the The 1 o'clock ceremony was bride. Ushers included Kevin H-rformed at the Holy Cross Tiniberlake, another brother. Lutheran church by the Rev. and Steve Schwendemann. Francis Roschke. Heidi Schwendemann and The bride is the daughter of Melissa Tiniberlake were Mr. and Mrs. John A. Tim- flower girls, berlake of Kansas City. A reception was given at the )f Lace applique detailed the church following the bride's ivory silk organza ny. gown which was styled with a d s anriup collar, long puff After a wedding trip sleeves and full skirl accented through the Midwest the cou-with accordion pleats. A lace pie will reside in St. Joseph headpiece held her veil and where the bride is a student at she carried a bouquet of white Missouri Western State en -v statice and starflnwers in lege and the bridegroom s shades of blue. employed by Holly Stores, Inc. Mrs. Sandra New was The bride has been employee matron of honor and Sharman by thai same company. Mr. Fbert. maid nf honor. Nancy Sills was graduated from Brizendine was bridesmaid. Northwest Missouri State j Their gowns of powder blue college in Maryville. voile featured Camelot sleeves A rehearsal dinner was trimmed with ivory lace. Each given by the bridegroom's attendant wore a light blue parents Saturday evening at nylon net picture hat and held the Modeway motel. 1 know some peop have this kind of arrang nenl. bin 1 think they are o Iv asking for trouble. What i think'" FIT.I.T1MK Wll' DKAR It 1.1.: I agree. But wouldn't have put it the wi you did. That's also asking f trouble. OFAR ABBV: My husbai nvns a motorcycle which 1 tinkers wilh ipiite a hit in 01 front yard. There is a 14-year-o neighbor girl who has a terr hie crush on him and now th school is out. she is over he the minute my husband a pears outside to work on h cycle and stays until he cnmt inside. All the neighbors commented nn how this dope ;iri moons over my husbam My husband didn't mind much at first, but he says no she has become an awful pes He hates lo have to hide in 11 house because of this girl r is really bugged, bill 1 doesn't want to hurt her fei ings. How can I tell her to (pi hanging around mv hushan without appearing jealous? JEALOl DEAR JEALOUS: It won he easy. Why don't you tc your husband that any ma who is old enough to ride motorcycle is old enimgh speak for himself? And the let him figure out a way to te this girl she's bugging him. DKAR ABBV; 1 am hard i hearing and I rely on lip-rear ing to understand what othet are saying, but when perforn ers cover their lips with th microphone, it is impossibl to lead Iheir lips. Abby. will you do us hart of-hearing people a seme and ask speakers and cute ainers to please he sure Ihei lips can be seen, so we ca enjoy them, loo? Thank you. MRS M DEAR MRS. W.: Consider i done. It's amazing how w never give a Ihought to problem-unless it's our own. Women's Jones Park Juniors with Lori Dukes, runnerup, nn Winner of the Olive Bassetl B holes, and Amy Schaefer. 4 Memorial tournament Monday holes. Paula Higgins won the was Lorene Kuchl. Other prize of the day. Junior girls winners were: Ann Stolba. are. tn meet Monday morning medalist; Debbie Zvacck. ;lt Elmcres championship; Kelly Nelson clubhouse for Ihe city Junior and Julie Miller, tied for first C.irls (light, and Debbie Nost, second. There will be no MARY ALER HONORED regular play Monday due to the AT BRIDAL SHOWER Junior Girls city invitational. A Mrs. Ronald Durr and Mrs. iest shot tournament is Emerson were en-planned later in the week and a hostesses at a miscellaneous handicap tournament is shower given Monday scheduled Aug. 19. All girls evening for Miss Mary must hau 5 scores nt mote in Aug. 14 bride-elect of Michael the book to be eligible. Four- 395 Marion boulevard, teen girls plaved Mondav Marion son of Mr and Indian Creek Juniors Nal1 "f Manchester. Twentv-two girls participat- Flftren Ruests lnp ed in the club championship Miss Aler is the Mondav. Two-hole winners daughter of Leo B. Aler of were Jody Howell, first; Leah Point. Hingtgen. second, and Susie Savold. third. Five-hole REMOVE ALL STAINS winners were Joanne tiotkin. first, and Shari .lilka and Man U Thmm-s. tied for second with sllmlld llu" tlu'R' 'lrr Shan winning the plavoff. lhal ma-v Nme-hole winners were Sheila ''-v uds' Tncv me fido rust ink or .hlkii, first; Both second, and Kathv Mav. third. s alns llkl< rah sank an approach. "lls- dress.ngs. motor grease or lubricating i oils; highlv-pigmented stains In he [ma day of p av Mon- c s'lth as mustard or dves that dav. w inners were. Suzanne r ii-ii- -rr ''I'1'! "in1 garment .avher. medalist; Lisa dnffm to STUANGER TOyOUR child? 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