Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Legacy Written in the Lives of Children

from Wayne Wood:Dr. David Karzon was a pediatrician, spent his life caring for children, and was and the founder of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, now the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He died Thursday, Aug. 26, at the age … Continue reading

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A Tribute to”A Tribute to Hockey”

From Wayne Wood:This wonderful story by Dena Gassner of Franklin, Tenn., is about her son’s experience as the manager of his school’s hockey team. It was originally printed in “Breaking Ground,” a publication of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mark: the Cover of SI

from Wayne Wood:Mark Humphrey, husband of our NAC colleague Nancy Humphrey, and Associated Press photographer, shot this week’s cover for Sports Illustrated. This is a big deal. Congratulations to Mark!

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Eau de Play-Doh

from Wayne Wood: You know how good Play-Doh smells? How one sniff of a freshly opened container can somehow just lift your mood and send your mind back to those carefree days of elementary school? Well, you will be just … Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Lasitter’s story

from Wayne Wood: More than a year ago House Organ published a cover story, written by Leslie Hast with photographs by Dana Johnson, about Kaitlyn Lasitter, a teenage girl whose feet were severed on an amusement park ride. I was … Continue reading

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Thanks, Jenny and Jason

From Wayne Wood:A few weeks ago photographer Joe Howell and I traveled to Utica, Ky., near Owensboro, to interview Jason and Jenny Koger. Jason had been riding an ATV on some farmland behind their house and had been clotheslined by … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Takes Cancer Personally. True Dat.

From Cynthia Floyd Manley, VICC Associate Director for CommunicationsVanderbilt takes cancer personally.That’s what the dominant Page One headline in today’s Tennessean says. It’s a play on words because the story is about Vanderbilt’s newly announced Personalized Cancer Medicine Initiative. (You … Continue reading

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