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Guatemalan doctor has surgery at Palmyra

December 20, 2002

Albany- 37 year old Dr. Dora Molina is a gynecologist from Guatemala. She and her parents flew to Albany for her to have hip replacement surgery... something she couldn't have done at home.

Palmyra hospital and Dr. Daniel Rhoads provided the entire procedure for free.

Dr. Rhoads says it was a little stressful operating on another physician, but he felt more pressure to do well on the procedure so that it will last the rest of her life.

Molina says she's just grateful for the hospital staff, Dr. Rhoads, and all the people of Albany that have reached out to help her during her time of need.

She also says the hardest part is being away from her children at Christmas, but she and her parents did get to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner President Carter and his wife Rosalyn in Plains.

Posted at 10:40 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com