28. April 2009 · 6 comments · Categories: Uncategorized

By:  Lynn

With so much negative in the news lately, I was thrilled when my husband emailed me this story.

A Jacksonville researcher has developed a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies that stands to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons.

Oh, and he’s 14 years old.

WOW! Brotha-man is so bad (meaning great!) that he presented his finding before a group of medical doctors.

How did he end up in that position at such a young age?

The seeds of his project were planted last summer during his internship at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research, based at Shands Jacksonville.

To understand why a teenager would be a hospital intern, it’s important to know that Tony is a student down the street from Shands at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, a magnet school geared toward all things medical. (Students, for example, master suturing by the eighth grade.)

Fascinating young man. GO HERE to read story in its entirety

6 Comments

  1. Lynn, such a refreshing article. Good job Tony!

  2. “And a child shall lead them!”

  3. Lynn, thanks for bringing this topic to light. You can judge how popular a story is or whether or not it hits front page news by the number of comments by readers at the bottom. So, look at the number of comments in this article and compare them the comments in this one about a black man wanted on drug possession:
    http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2009-05-04/story/man_sought_on_drug_possession_charges

    Two things: That article was printed THIS MORNING and the type/number of comments is sickening in comparison to the wonderful story you found dated April 24th (NO COMMENTS)!

    I live here in Jacksonville now and these acts (hiding the good stories, not covering them on the news, and making the bad things our people do as #1 news) are disgusting!

  4. Great story! This article should be posted at all Schools to let other children know they have the knowledge to make a change.
    We need to encourage our young people after all they will led us one day.

  5. Barbara Rodgers

    This is an awesome story. I agree the news should air it all over the USA. Should be posted in all schools in America.

  6. Jessica Williams

    For them to not make this article distribution a top story, shows how certain groups are only to be stereotyped in a negative way. They shout to the world “2 Black Teens Murder a Ga Baby”, but they whisper positive things that black teens do like “14 Yr Old Makes Important Medical Discovery”. Top stories pop up on my homepage. I actually had to search for this story, from word of mouth. Shameful!!