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05/19/06

Memorial Health Donates Ambulance to Medical Mission

We see ambulances all the time, but one is making a long-distance run...to Africa. Memorial Health University Medical Center donated a MedStar ambulance to the Horizon International Medical Mission.

Memorial doctor Kennedy Okere founded the mission six years ago, and he and several other physicians donate their time and skills to the people of Nigeria in west Africa.

And this ambulance will make a huge difference.

"As we do our missionary work in rural areas on Nigeria, the ambulance will be helpful in moving those who are critically ill to the big city," Dr. Okere said. "This is one piece we have been missing for the past six years. This is a great donation and we are excited about it."

They loaded he ambulance with medical supplies, and next they'll ship it to Nigeria.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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