Miles for Moffitt / Bionic Arm Surgery Update

Miles for Moffitt

7,000 walkers, runners & wheelchair racers are expected to take part in the 9th Annual Miles for Moffitt, May 10th on USF’s Tampa campus. In its first eight years, the event has raised almost $1.5 million dollars, with all of the registration fees going directly to cancer research. University Beat on WUSF TV has a preview.

Bionic Arm Surgery Update

Three years ago, Moffitt Cancer Center and Shriner’s Hospital teamed up to perform a surgery that gave then 8-year-old Josalyn Kaldenberg of Iowa the nation’s first expandable prosthetic arm. Now, Josalyn and her family have returned to Moffitt so surgeons can lengthen the device for the first time. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 speaks with Josalyn, her mother and her surgeon, Moffitt's Dr. Doug Letson, about the procedure and how successfully Josalyn has adjusted to life with the arm.

More Information: 

Miles for Moffitt
Saturday, May 10, 2014
USF Tampa Campus
Event website
Registration website
Bionic Arm Surgery Update
Dr. G. Douglas Letson
Executive VP/Physician-in-Chief, Moffitt Cancer Center
Site Director, USF Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa
813-972-2250

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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