Help for struggling kids, parents

2008-09-26 00:00

When completing her psychological evaluation, nine-year-old Bianca Konstantopoulos began to draw her family — mother Debbie Meyer, stepfather Joe and brothers Christopher and Justin — and then took a short cut, finishing the bodies from the shoulders downwards as hearts.

In addition, Bianca has severe asthma and suffers attacks that result in “syncope” during which her heart suddenly stops beating. It is thought that repeated “syncopal attacks” may have starved her brain of oxygen, causing parts to die. Doctors still need to complete tests to pinpoint the extent of the damage.

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