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Summary Robert Stone was a healthy baby until he was 13 months old. Then, in the course of three or four days, he became unresponsive and lost the use of his limbs. His bewildered parents put him through one medical test after another, each yielding inconclusive results. So the family has turned to the Internet and a new Baltimore startup - a nonprofit founded by a Johns Hopkins University graduate student - for help.

Description "I think the notion of collaborative giving is something that is appealing to people," said Beaudoin-Schwartz. "Some of these online giving opportunities have an appeal to people who want to pool their dollars for a particular issue. It's a new way to engage a younger generation of givers."

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