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Life on the Line

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Child abuse is much more common than we think. The statistics are staggering, with one in four girls and one in six boys molested by the age of 18.Three individuals uncover their childhood secrets of abuse while clinicians share the dramatic the dramatic effect it has one a person's life. "End It Now" raises awareness about this silent killer and explores the part we can play in prevention.

WGBY World
Mon Oct 21st, 9:00pm
Tue Oct 22nd, 2:00am
Tue Oct 22nd, 10:00am
Tue Oct 22nd, 4:00pm
Fri Oct 25th, 5:00am
Fri Oct 25th, 11:00am

Follow an emergency trauma team as they transport injured children by air to one of the few level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the nation. From a near drowning to a child stroke, be inspired by some of the youngest members of society and their families as they fight to overcome tragedy.

As the second poorest country in the world, Ethiopia sits as a crossroads of hope and despair. With overwhelming widespread poverty and disease, it's estimated that one in eight children are orphaned or abandoned. Yet in the western highlands, in a town called Gimbie, lies a hospital where non-profit workers take these lonely children under their wings. Follow the journey of baby Bella whose mother abandoned her at the hospital, and be inspired by the heroes who commit their lives to making the world a brighter place for these children.

For the Escarcega family, their worst nightmare becomes a harrowing reality. Their newborn baby is slowly dying from congenital heart disease. Doctors tell them it's the beginning of the end...unless a heart becomes available for transplant surgery. Will Baby David receive a heart in time? "Heart to Heart" follows Baby David's journey ad reflects on the pioneering efforts of infant heart transplantation with Baby Fae.

With the growing pressure and stress teenagers face today, a silent epidemic is on the rise. One in five teenagers cuts or self-injures his or her body. This episode tells the story of three adolescents who strive to live life without hurting themselves and raises awareness about this destructive coping mechanism and the help that is available.

This is the dramatic story of two hospitals: one fighting to keep the Ebola virus inside, and the other to keep it out. Follow Dr. Gillian Seton, a physician at Cooper SDA Hospital in Liberia, who is fighting to keep the epidemic out of her hospital in order to keep its doors open to patients who don't have the deadly virus. A few hours away in Sierra Leone, meet James, a local healthcare worker who is risking his life to treat Ebola patients in the Red Zone at Waterloo SDA Hospital. And watch how one of his patients is trying to obtain community acceptance as an Ebola survivor.

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