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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Oakland Doctor Shares Teen Stories of Suffering & Resiliency Amidst Violence

by Ryan White Oakland pediatrician Dr. Barbara Staggers could tell you stories until your heart breaks. She recalls a 15-year-old boy who came in to her clinic asking for a hug, because he knew he’d soon be shot dead, and Staggers was the only person he trusted to hold him. The doctor tried to intervene by placing