A desperate dad is in a race against time to find a bone marrow donor after being diagnosed with a rare life threatening disease. Richard Bollard, 32, was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis - a very rare blood disorder - in December. His dad, Richard Bollard Snr, said his son had been suffering with flu-like symptoms but thought it would pass. He said: “There had been a bit of a bug, like a cold and flu virus going round and he thought he had just picked up that.
This is the adorable moment a terminally ill boy is serenaded by The Script singer - making one of his bucket list dreams come true. William Magee, eight, was diagnosed with a devastating muscle wasting condition, when he was two-years-old. The condition, called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, will soon mean that brave William will be confined to a wheelchair and will ultimately succumb to heart failure - as his muscles waste away.
Tributes have been paid to a "beautiful and lovely" 19-year-old woman after she died earlier this week. They come after police confirmed a 22-year-old man has been arrested after the death of Georgia Cassidy. Georgia was taken to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool on February 11, but died on Thursday. Hundreds of Facebook users have left comments on a picture of the late teen, which was shared on Facebook yesterday by a family member.
Another lady said it was “terribly sad” and she was shocked to see so many police vehicles. She said: “They were zooming up and down the street I have never seen as many. It is terribly sad. He was only a young lad.”
One of his neighbours has just said that he only saw the gentleman, who he believes was in his 30s, yesterday. He said “I only knew him really to say hello to but he was a quiet lad. It is shocking- not what you would expect.”
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".