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News Item How a link from afar saves children in Latin America

Frances Stock, MD, is the lone pediatric oncologist in her city of Merida, Venezuela, where she cares for about 1,000 patients, some of whom travel by burro on dirt roads for treatment. She earns the equivalent of $18 a month for her work at a government-run hospital, sometimes paying for medications herself for her young patients, most of whom are very poor.