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Coalition works to bring badly burned infant to Galveston

Galveston County Daily News, August 20, 2013

A 5-month-old named Angel will be shuttled to Galveston from Africa on Wednesday. UTMB students working a hospital rotation at Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya through a school global health program were won over by the infant’s sweet disposition. Could Angel be brought to the highly specialized pediatric burn unit of Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston, student Claudia Gutarra asked? Shriners agreed and a unique collaboration was formed as supporters moved quickly to underwrite the expenses. “It’s a very cool collaboration between faith-based groups, the university and service-based groups at UTMB,” said Dr. Matthew Dacso, director of the UTMB Center for Global Health Education. “This is a really rare event for everything to come together like this.” [Note: Paid subscription required. Email for more information.]

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