Thursday, April 5, 2007

Shriners sponsors Maryland patient screening

From the Frederick News-Post:

"Volunteering their time to help children with orthopedic or burn problems, 19 employees of the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute offered a patient screening clinic Saturday.

Members of the Ali Ghan Shrine in Cumberland, a branch of the Shriners of North America, used the facility on Thomas Johnson Court for five hours to give parents with children needing medical assistance an opportunity to apply for treatment at no cost. No appointments were needed.

Children were accepted with conditions including burns; scoliosis; clubfeet, a common birth defect; leg length discrepancies; limb deficiencies; orthopedic problems associated with cerebral palsy; congenital hip, neuromuscular, hand and back problems; sports injuries; and cleft palette."

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