From the heart: Memphis pediatric heart surgeon leads mission to Ukraine

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 07, 2022 2:09 PM CT | Published: March 22, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Dr. William Novick visits a child he operated in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 2014. Novick usually takes his medical mission teams to Russia twice a year, but the Russians cancelled a trip planned for next month.&nbsp;&ldquo;... They said they are having financial problems,&rdquo; Novick said. &ldquo;But nobody really wants to go. Blame Putin. More children will die because of his crimes.&rdquo;</strong> (Courtesy Novick Global Alliance)

Dr. William Novick visits a child he operated in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 2014. Novick usually takes his medical mission teams to Russia twice a year, but the Russians cancelled a trip planned for next month. “... They said they are having financial problems,” Novick said. “But nobody really wants to go. Blame Putin. More children will die because of his crimes.” (Courtesy Novick Global Alliance)

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“I know it’s crazy. I understand that. But these kids can’t wait for the war to end,” said Dr. William Novick.

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Russian invasion of Ukraine pediatric cases
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

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David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.


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