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WABC-TV, ABC's local television affiliate in New York City, is hosting a series called "Medical Marvels." The series highlights the stories of patients who underwent extraordinary medical procedures at NewYork-Presbyterian. The stories appear during WABC's nightly newscast and complement ABC News' "NY Med" documentary series which airs on Thursday nights during the summer. Here are the stories featured on the "Medical Marvels" series:

Jacob Downer

Jacob Downer was born with an extremely small jaw and a cleft palate. From his first moment of life he struggled to breathe, and so the decision was made to begin changing Jacob's life when he was just days old. (full story)

Manuel Greco

Manuel Greco battles Von Hippel-Lindau disease, a rare condition that causes tumors to grow in certain parts of the body. (full story)

Brady Jenkins

Six-year-old Brady Jenkins has a rare genetic syndrome that will cause him to develop thyroid cancer. (full story)

Susan Koujak

Susan Koujak survived two double lung transplants. Now she wants to have a child. (full story)

Robert and Dianne Kaiser

Robert Kaiser was battling end stage kidney disease until his wife, Dianne, stepped in and offered one of her kidneys.

Maureen Cavanaugh

Maureen Cavanaugh struggled with her weight for years. A new weight loss surgical procedure helped her. (full story)

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