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Good Things Come in Small Packages

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The November 2008 annual meeting of the Board of Visitors was packed with agenda items. But surely one impromptu presentation made a lasting impression on all assembled. Just before adjournment, Dennis Hughes, M.D., popped in with pediatric patient Jacey Bagwell. Jacey had just presented him with a check for more than $200 for osteosarcoma research at the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson, and they wanted to share the news. The money came from family and friends in lieu of gifts for her ninth birthday party. Jacey, a student at the in-hospital school while undergoing treatment, was proud to report that she’s making all As at her school back home in South Carolina. After the meeting, she and Hughes posed with former President George H.W. Bush, BOV life member. 

Photo by Barry Smith

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