JFK, IU Launch Dr. Sam Brisbane Fund

first_imgThe John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) and the Indiana University (IU) yesterday collaborated to launch the Samuel S. Brisbane Fund. Dr. Samuel S. Brisbane, who had spent nearly 50 years in the practice of medicine, was the first Liberian medical doctor to succumb to the deadly Ebola virus disease. He died Saturday, July 26, 2014 after contracting the virus from a patient who he selflessly attended to at the JFK Hospital. He died after a three-week battle with the virus.Dr. Brisbane spent a considerable portion of his career at the Firestone Medical Center where, from 1992 to 2003, he served as medical director. He later transferred to the JFK. He had already begun his medical practice at the JFK when he returned from medical studies in Germany at the turn of the 1970s.In his long career, Dr. Brisbane trained hundreds of Liberian medical students as well as many from foreign lands, who have gone on themselves to become medical practitioners. In his passing, Liberia lost an outstanding medical doctor, who was in good health, ready and able to continue for many more years serving his country in the vital field of medicine. Dr. Brisbane remained on the ground throughout the 15 year civil war making great sacrifices to fulfill his invaluable services to his people. As Liberia’s leading Internist, he headed the Emergency Unit at JFK and saw most patients coming there for various treatments.The FundAt the launch of the Fund yesterday, Mr. Samuel Brisbane, Jr., told the Daily Observer that the Brisbane Family, which had at least six members present at the program, was very honored for what JFK and the IU had done in their father’s memory. “His colleagues, who worked with him and had interactions with him, have really made me and my family proud to know that he has really been missed. It has also shown me that his dedication to his profession, was really remarkable,” Brisbane, Jr. said.He further stated that it was very hard for the family to take when their father died especially after living throughout the civil war years in Liberia. “Being a medical doctor, he always told us that his people needed him so he was not going to leave his people who really needed him,” said Brisbane.The JFK Board Chair, ‘Aunt’ Jennie Bernard, conveyed their sincere gratitude to the Brisbane Family. She stated that it was a wonderful experience working with Dr. Brisbane.The General Administrator of JFK, Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald, praised Dr. Brisbane for his work ethics and his vision to bring JFK back to its pre-war status. Dr. Scott-McDonald announced that the hospital’s next project would be to also launch the Abraham Borbor Fund.The objective of the Brisbane Fund, according to Chad Priest, the IU representative, is to build the emergency management, emergency medicine and infection control capacities at JFK. “We are going to do this in three ways: training and education, provision of technical assistance from experts from around the world who will come to Liberia and the newly announced fellowship that will bring a doctor and a nurse each year from JFK to the US for a brief period for advanced training to come back and train their colleagues,” he stated.The Fund will raise up to US$100,000 annually to carry out its objectives. Reminiscing on some fond memories with Dr. Brisbane, Priest said Dr. Brisbane put everyone before himself. “He was also very human and a great doctor. We are glad that we got to know him.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMalin GAA News:ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin were away to St Michael’s on Monday (please check result and report on facebook – too late for paper as already out to print). Malin seniors and reserves will be playing away next Sunday against Kilcar at 1.30pm and 3.00pm. All support welcome.EASTER CAMPMalin GAA Easter camp will run from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th of April for all under players aged 5-13 (boys and girls) from 10.00 -2.00 every day. Cost of camp is €30 per child, €25 per second child and €20 for third and subsequent children please contact Danny Lafferty on 0868988180 or Maria McLaughlin on 0877763679 and see Facebook for more information. If you haven’t registered you can do so on Wednesday morning at 9.30. Every child will recieve an O’Neills football and an Easter Egg. UNDERAGEThe under 12 match against Muff was cancelled last week but the hopeflly will get their season started this week away on Tuesday against Muff. The under 16’s match against Carndonagh was also off on Friday but they are playing against Muff on Friday 10th of April at home at 6.30.STRICTLY COME DANCINGThe strictly come dancing night held in aid of our underage teams on Sunday was a great success and the winners on the night saw Dessie McColgan and Terese McCallion scoop the judges prize while the audience vote went to William McLaughin and Susan Byrne. The club would like to thank all our dancers who put in a huge effort over the last number of weeks so thank you to Barny Doherty and George Houten, Susan Byrne and William Quigley, Veronica Harkin and Joey McLaughlin, Catriona Doherty and Dan McDaid, Maura Monagle and Danny McColgan, Caroline McLaughlin and Mickey Douglas, Tomas McLaughlin and Aisling Orr, Winnie Deery and Noel McLaughlin (R), Pat McLaughlin and Susan McLaughlin, Seamus McLaughlin and Elaine Byrne, Emma McDaid and Noel Connolly, John Doherty and Marian Collins, Tina O’Donnell and Tony McColgan and Therese McCallion and Dessie McColgan. The club would also like to thank all the event organisers Linda McColgan, Danny Lafferty, Margaret Raymond, Maria McLaughlin and Sean McLaughlin– who put in a massive amount of work, dance teachers Josie Doherty (T),Catriona Gallagher, Breege and John Gill and Finvola Lyons, the main sponsers Canny and Doherty Supervalu, John Deery, Boston and Matthew, Danny and Paul Martin McDiad, Boston and the numerous other sponsers and anyone who helped in any way for what was a very successful and enjoyable night for the club.TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15 U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00 U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorGAA NEWS: MALIN LAUNCH GAA EASTER CAMP WHICH STARTS ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: April 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more