Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Timothy Ray Brown, known as the "Berlin Patient," has had HIV levels below the limit of detection since he had bone marrow transplants in 2007.
Now that a Mississippi baby born with HIV is being called the first documented case of a child being cured of the virus, Brown may not be alone.
"Because she's so young, she probably isn't really aware that she is a miracle baby, but she is," Brown told FOX5 Monday.
It's company for which Brown said he has long waited.
"Can't really talk to her yet because she's only two, but I hope to meet her," Brown said.
Brown, who in medical journals is known as the "Berlin Patient," found out he was HIV positive in 1995.
In 2007 he was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia when he received a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a rare inherited gene mutation resistant to the HIV virus.
Since then, his doctors say he's beaten both diseases.
"I am definitely cured. I don't have to take any medication anymore," Brown said.
But spending a year in the hospital and having some tests costing more than $1 million, and still being given a 5% chance to survive, the treatment process took a lot out of Brown.
"It almost killed me, so I wouldn't recommend this for anyone," Brown said.
But the way the Mississippi toddler was cured with readily available drugs is one Brown says will be much easier than what he went through.
Brown offered his advice to that toddler.
"Live life to the fullest," Brown said.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. More >>
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. Now, she's speaking out in hopes of putting a stop to what she claims is an ongoing problem in the tiny McCurtain County town of Smithville, OK.More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android and iPhone has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>