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BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Celebrating Black Excellence

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Something The Lord Made

Join I Am Abel Foundation Saturday February 6th, 2021 at 6:30pm for our first black history celebration of the month as we screen the movie "Something the Lord Made" in honor of Black History Month. Learn about the revolutionary pioneering accomplishments of Dr. Vivien Thomas who helped developed the surgical technique that launched the first cardiac surgery ever on a pediatric patient. Dr. Thomas never went to medical school and never had the chance to become the physician he had dreamed of becoming but he taught and trained thousands of physicians with the revolutionary surgery technique he helped develop that changed the lives forever of "Blue Babies."

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Joining us for the evening to explain the surgery is Dr Jasmine Dowell, daughter of long time friend and fellow physician mentor Dr Daisy Dowell. Dr Dowell will explain the complexity of this surgery and the pediatric anatomy so we can better understand just how incredible this surgery was.

Dr Jasmine C Dowell is a Pediatric Critical Care physician at Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr Dowell was born and raised in Chicago and completed her medical degree and Pediatrics training at The University of Chicago. She went on to obtain subspecialty training in Pediatric Critical Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her Clinical and research areas of interest are urban and global health, pediatric respiratory diseases and precision medicine.

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