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Shriners screenings to take place

MARQUETTE — “Doctors told my mom that I would never walk … Shriners Healthcare for Children changed that.” — Matthew, 16.

Know a child with signs of an orthopedic condition or need a second opinion? Families are invited to a complimentary screening clinic in Marquette, hosted by Upper Peninsula Masonic Center, as well as in Newberry and L’Anse.

Children will be evaluated to see if their bone, muscle, or joint problem is a treatable condition at Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities.

Shriners Healthcare for Children provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care for children with orthopedic conditions regardless of their ability to pay. If a child requires follow-up care at the clinic, complimentary transportation may be available through the local Shrine Center upon request.

This Pediatric Orthopedic Screening will be offered from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Upper Peninsula Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 22; and at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L’Anse from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 21.

To make an appointment, call 612-596-6105.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 locations dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the ability to pay. Learn more at www.twincitiesshrinershealthcare.org.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.