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With Shriners shuttered, pediatric burn patients have no place to go
KHOU Houston ^

Posted on 03/19/2009 10:26:53 AM PDT by mnehring

HOUSTON -- When flames engulfed a small home in Cleveland, Texas earlier this month, a family's nightmare was just beginning.

Little Dylan Mills was caught in the firestorm and suffered second and third-degree burns over 80 percent of this body.

"You try to rescue him and you grab a hold of him and the skin is coming off," said Heather Davis, the victim's aunt.

Before Ike, Dylan would have been taken to the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston.

But now the closest pediatric burn unit capable of handling his case was in Shreveport, Louisiana.

(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: houston; mason; shriner
Don't let the same thing happen to your local Shriner's Hospital.
1 posted on 03/19/2009 10:26:54 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: uglybiker

ping


2 posted on 03/19/2009 10:27:06 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

That’s very sad. I worked as a resident there in the late 90’s and learned so many things from the faculty and patients and nurses there. Everyone was so dedicated.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 10:31:58 AM PDT by Ravi
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4 posted on 03/19/2009 10:36:54 AM PDT by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: mnehring

Instead of wasting money on tatoo removals and other such nonsense why doesn’t Zero help out the local Shriner’s Hospitals? What are they afraid they might actually do some good?


5 posted on 03/19/2009 10:36:58 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

I’m sure the last thing the Shriner’s hospitals want is government intervention. They’ve always been funded by the donations of average citizens and investments from them.


6 posted on 03/19/2009 10:37:57 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: LottieDah
Obama needs to be inducted into the halls of freemasonry.

WOuld he pass?

LOL

7 posted on 03/19/2009 10:41:29 AM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: Candor7

Formally, belief in one God, of upstanding character, of sound in body and mind, and has a good reputation.

Informally, believe in helping others, believe there is more to life than pleasure and money, should be willing to respect the opinions of others, and he should want to grow and develop as a human being.

I think it would be a stretch to say the least.


8 posted on 03/19/2009 10:46:39 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Candor7

Sorry, no “libertines” allowed.

Plus, he thinks HE is G-d. I guess he could take the oath in his own name.


9 posted on 03/19/2009 10:47:57 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: uglybiker

Check your graphic — Photobucket axed one of your photos.


10 posted on 03/19/2009 10:48:09 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Plus, he thinks HE is G-d. I guess he could take the oath in his own name.

He'll take any oath his teleprompter tells him to.

11 posted on 03/19/2009 10:51:14 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom)
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To: KarlInOhio

“He’ll take any oath his teleprompter tells him to.”

Another strike — you have to memorize it all.


12 posted on 03/19/2009 10:52:54 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: mnehring
Don't let the same thing happen to your local Shriner's Hospital.

It would be hard to not let "this" happen here, even if we had one, since the story doesn't say why it closed, other than "since Ike". Since we don't get hurricanes....

Can you elaborate?

13 posted on 03/19/2009 10:54:28 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Here is some background information from a different Shriner’s Hospital in a similar situation..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29501754/


14 posted on 03/19/2009 10:58:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Did I miss something? What does Ike have to do with them not being able to take patients?


15 posted on 03/19/2009 10:58:46 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: lewislynn

Ike damaged the already financially hurting hospital. A lot of doctors who lived in the area moved out after Ike, and they where unable to get the donations necessary to rebuild and keep the doors open.

A perfect storm (no pun intended) of problems.


16 posted on 03/19/2009 11:00:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: lewislynn; ApplegateRanch; mnehring
Shriners Hit By Economic Meltdown
17 posted on 03/19/2009 11:10:21 AM PDT by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: mnehring

I can’t see a single character in there that I would apply to the zero.


18 posted on 03/19/2009 11:14:16 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: mnehring; uglybiker

Thanks to both of you for the links.


19 posted on 03/19/2009 11:30:26 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: uglybiker
damn...
20 posted on 03/19/2009 2:57:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: mnehring

From your link:

“The Spokane hospital is part of a larger network of 22 other Shriner’s Hospitals nationwide, including one in Mexico City and one in Montreal.”

Sounds like MSNBC has already recognized the North American Union.


21 posted on 03/19/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by PAR35
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