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Local Pediatrician Missing In Haiti: Friends and Colleagues Offer Reflections


Kansas City, Kan. – Turner House Children's Clinic celebrated its twentieth anniversary last week. The clinic serves thousands of uninsured and underserved children living in Kansas City, Kansas. The event, though, was bittersweet. Dr. Frank Vaughters founded the clinic, but was gone on a medical mission in Haiti when the earthquake hit more than two weeks ago. He's still missing.

KCUR's Elana Gordon was at the Turner House anniversary. She caught up with friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Vaughters, and brought back this audio postcard of their reflections.

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