The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us, and thanks to the massive success of the Oscar-nominated film "I, Tonya," all eyes are on the figure skating competition.
While fans of the sport have come to expect a certain amount of pageantry in figure skating costumes - the more sequins and shimmery lamé, the better - it turns out that the bedazzled ensembles of today have not always been favored by Olympians.
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
In the first 48 hours, the newborn had undergone a half-dozen blood transfusions, but her kidneys failed, requiring that she be put on dialysis, and her liver stopped functioning properly as well, which resulted in internal bleeding.
On July 10, Mariana was airlifted to the University of Iowa hospital, where teams of specialists went to work trying to keep the baby alive and stop the deadly infection.
After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.
Online dating sites love to boast about the millions of members they have.According to the Johns Hopkins Health Library, herpes meningitis can be caused by bacteria, and it can be transmitted by sexual contact or passed from an infected mother to the baby during childbirth.In Mariana's case, however, both of her parents tested negative for the virus, raising the possibility that their daughter had caught the life-threatening illness from someone carrying herpes, but not necessarily showing symptoms, who had visited the family in the days after her birth and kissed her.Then on Monday Mariana’s already precarious condition apparently took a turn for the worse, prompting her mother to write: 'My heart is crushed, my baby is declining fast!She has no brain activity and her lungs and heart are failing along with her kidneys and liver.Nicole's friend Rachel tells Daily that the family, including their older girl, are heartbroken.‘Her daughter was super excited to have a sister, so she’s very sad it did not work out,’ O’Toole said, adding that her friend is a good mom who always puts her kids first.‘Her life is her kids,’ she said.