2017-05-11 / Front Page

Shriners hospital people are ‘amazing’



Kevin Thornton, a member of the Shriners organization, presented a heartfelt program of support for the 22 Shriners hospitals and their work and care for children. “No patient pays any money for treatment,” he explained and he credited the Shriners hospital in Greenville with the quality of life he now enjoys. Thornton was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age four and spend some 14 years in and out of the hospital. He has himself raised about $10,000 in support of the hospitals in the past several years. “I do it because of what they did for me,” he said, “It’s amazing what those people can do.” Thomas Charping was program host. Kevin Thornton, a member of the Shriners organization, presented a heartfelt program of support for the 22 Shriners hospitals and their work and care for children. “No patient pays any money for treatment,” he explained and he credited the Shriners hospital in Greenville with the quality of life he now enjoys. Thornton was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age four and spend some 14 years in and out of the hospital. He has himself raised about $10,000 in support of the hospitals in the past several years. “I do it because of what they did for me,” he said, “It’s amazing what those people can do.” Thomas Charping was program host.

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