Skip to comments.With Shriners shuttered, pediatric burn patients have no place to go
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.
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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.
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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?
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.
WOuld he pass?
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.
Sorry, no “libertines” allowed.
Plus, he thinks HE is G-d. I guess he could take the oath in his own name.
Check your graphic — Photobucket axed one of your photos.
He'll take any oath his teleprompter tells him to.
“He’ll take any oath his teleprompter tells him to.”
Another strike — you have to memorize it all.
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?
Here is some background information from a different Shriner’s Hospital in a similar situation..
Did I miss something? What does Ike have to do with them not being able to take patients?
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.
I can’t see a single character in there that I would apply to the zero.
Thanks to both of you for the links.
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.