Neither of her parents graduated from high school, so the fact that she is working on her doctorate in history at UNL, she says, “is a really big deal” to them and to her big, extended family back home in Southern California.
That’s why 13 years ago the UNMC College of Dentistry and its students began providing clinics that offer complimentary dental services just for kids—all on a fun filled day.
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“I wouldn’t ever think of parting with it,” the 91-year-old says. He smiles.
It’s a piece of shrapnel.
“When I was a little girl, I remember being asked the infamous question: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” Myrranda Essex says. “And unlike some children, I always gave the same answer: ‘I want to be a nurse.’”
Masato, Renato, Luis Carlos, Salim, Kwon-ho…
Then Sean received an e-mail on his phone that changed everything.
<p><i>Editor’s Note: Sadly, Mr. Korff passed away on Aug. 27. Memorial services are pending.</i></p>
But Dorothy Enright did, and her tears made it hard to see the garden and its trees and shrubs, its paths where the students walk.
A young preschool teacher was comforting her. But then a little boy raced across the room and jumped on the teacher’s back.
His mustache is black. (Wax keeps it curled just right.)
His bandolier is loaded with corn, not bullets.