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  • Walking on Air | The Torrey Pines Paraglide Tour

    Produced by Jim Albritton | Paragliding at Torrey Pines in San Diego never disappoints. Here’s 11 minutes of a recent 25-minute flight over cliffs, beaches and million dollar homes that make the world-famous gliderport a destination that must be experienced.

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams Lends Name to UMMC Institute Bolstering Health Equality

    Produced by Jim Albritton | Fifty-one years after the assassination of her husband—civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams is back home, in Mississippi, continuing her life’s work as advocate for equality by lending her name to a University of Mississippi Medical Center institute focused on improving the lives of Mississippians who have limited access to health care.

  • SpringHill Suites Showcases Batson Children’s Hospital Art

    Produced by Jim Albritton | Springhill Suites, a Marriott hotel in Ridgeland, Mississippi, showcased the artwork of current and former patients at Batson Children’s Hospital in its lobby. Marriott is a major sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network which benefits children’s hospitals like Batson all across the country.

  • 2014 Commencement | University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Produced by Jim Albritton | A record 846 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences were awarded degrees during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s 58th Commencement, held May 23 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

  • Brain Tumor is No Match for Mississippi Girl

    Produced by Jim Albritton | A brain tumor was no match for Rayne Deuel, a 7-year-old ball of energy from Brandon, Mississippi. The odd symptoms she experienced brought her to the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital.

  • 2014 Madison County Chamber Dragon Boat Regatta

    Produced by Jim Albritton | Fifty-one teams competed in the 2014 Dragon Boat Regatta at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, brings together businesses, nonprofits and other groups for a day-long competition that benefits MadCAAP.

  • Batson Patient to Represent Mississippi at White House, Disney World

    Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children’s Hospital named 13-year-old Jacob Partlow of Jackson the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Mississippi Champion during a celebratory event hosted by Springhill Suites by Marriott at The Township at Colony Park in Ridgeland on May 2. Jacob’s classmates at Canton Academy gave him a pep rally before he departed for the hotel in a motorcade led by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department. Jacob was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and treated at the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiation, had seizures, gallbladder and liver complications and nerve damage in his left foot. Now in remission, he will spend the next year representing the state’s only children’s hospital at special events and fundraisers all over Mississippi. He’ll also represent the state at the White House and Walt Disney World. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program is presented by Marriott, Delta and Chico’s FAS.

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