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Sophia Myers was an angel among us

Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she br

DIPG

What is DIPG?

Sun Herald staff reporter Margaret Baker explains diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, the rare brain cancer that has affected three children in the Ocean Springs area in the last eight years.

DIPG

Friends pour their love on Sophia Myers

A group of Sophia Myers’ friends gathered to make a video for her to let her know how much they loved her and missed her while she was battling a rare brain cancer. Myers was diagnosed in February with DIPG when she was seven.

Singing River Health

If SRHS can’t pay retirees, attorneys argue Jackson County taxpayers should

Attorneys for Singing River Health System retirees hope the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether a court-approved settlement should stand regarding SRHS’s failed pension plan. The retirees object to a settlement provision, approved by a three-judge panel of the appeals court, that would release Jackson County from further liability should SRHS fail to make pension payments outlined in the settlement.

Sophia Myers was an angel among us

Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she br