Best little angler in Norwood

Gannon Colbert, 7, of Norwood won the grand prize at a recent kids' bass fishing tournament sponsored by the Norwood American Legion. The prize included a variety of camping and fishing gear. Photo submitted by Elaine Saarinen.

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Dr. Haasbeek Completes Medical Mission to Costa Rica; Team from St. Lawrence Health System Provides Life-altering Care

POTSDAM -- It’s good for the soul.” That’s how St. Lawrence Health System’s Jeffrey Haasbeek, MD, FRCSC, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and adult hand surgery specialist, describes doing mission work in other countries.

He recently returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica, where the surgical team performed fifteen life-changing surgeries for children of less fortunate families.

“Medical care in many countries is reserved for the wealthy,” said Dr. Haasbeek, who traveled to Costa Rica in the company of Randy McDonald, certified registered nurse Anesthetist at CPH, and Lisa McDonald, RN, an operating room nurse who also practices with CPH.

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