2006/02/08 -- SHRINERS HOSPITAL, SPOKANE -- Seven-year-old Tyson Haase sits in the doctors' examination room as he awaits his appointment with Dr. James at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington. Tyson was born with a deformity on his left hand which left him with only a thumb and two fingers that were fused together. Surgeons at the Shriner's Hospital were able to separate the fused fingers giving the boy a thumb and two fingers with which he can function relatively normally. Haase was in Spokane for a followup appointment, as his surgery was performed several years ago by Dr. James. Haase is pictured here, at right) gripping the forefinger of Dr. James with his left hand.
(For feature on the Shriner's Bus which took two children from Calgary to the Shriner's Hospital in Spokane, Washington for special medical treatment)... see Dave Breakenridge story
KEVIN UDAHL, Calgary Sun
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