Black Teenagers : 14 Year Old Black 'Surgeon'

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  1. Destee

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    14-year-old Black 'Surgeon'


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    Tony Hansberry II, 14, displays the tools he uses in the minimally invasive hysterectomy procedure,
    which he has only performed on dummies.


    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.

    Feel free to read that again.

    Tony Hansberry II is a ninth-grader who, as it happens, will be presenting his findings today before an auditorium filled with doctors just like any of his board-certified - and decades older - colleagues would.


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    As much as I find the young brotha's story enlightening, I thought Darnell-Cookman was shut down?

    Anyway, this is a great story. This will inspire more of our young minds to get involved in medicine and medical-related careers.

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    I, too, am proud of this youngster and wish him continued success in his educational endeavors! These kinds of stories show just how great our potential greatness!

    I'm glad to see that Darnell-Cookman was re-vamped as a medical magnet school.

    Jacksonville has a rich history in Black education. Darnell-Cookman, Stanton, and Raines, especially, are historic landmarks; and even Edward Waters, although small, is also a source of J-ville pride being an HBCU.

    My sister is an Alumnae of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona which was a merge between Mary McLeod Bethune's girl's school and the Cookman Institute in Jacksonville.

    One of my teachers attended Bethune-Cookman when Dr. Bethune was still living. I loved hearing her stories of having known Dr. Bethune in the flesh, seeing her walk the campus and actually talking to her! ----Mrs. Wilson (my teacher) told me that when they had school dances, Dr. Bethune would use her walking cane to separate any couples who were dancing TOO CLOSE for her standards! LOL!
     
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    I'll get back to you, but you must know I spent 3 years at Edward Waters! It's great to see that you have a sense of familiarity with that area.

    More to come...

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    LOL Well, I'd say more than a "sense." At least, back in tha day, I did.

    But my memories of Jacksonville are probably older than you've been living. I left in 1980 but still have relatives there.

    I was born at "Duval Medical Center. Then, the name changed to "University Hospital" and, now, it's "Shands" which is even more evidence on how long ago cuz when I lived there, Shands was in Gainesville. lol

    It's been so long since I've been there, I probably wouldn't recognize anything now except Regency Mall and Jenkins Bar-B-Que! LOL!


    But, I'm so glad to know that these historically Black city schools are still viable parts of their communities and shaping our young minds like Tony Hansberry for their brilliant careers!
     
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    Very impressive
     
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    Wooow. And I thought my going to college two years early was something.

    This is special. This boy is going to go far.

    Edit: Let me correct myself. He's already going far!
     
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    I'm speechless ............wow
     
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