News : 2011 : June

Judy Schaechter, M.D., center, urges parents to ask about guns, joined by, from left, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley, and gun victim Yamel Trigo.

The Miller School Hosts National ASK Day to Avoid Gun Tragedies

In February 2007, 15-year-old Yamel Trigo became the kind of statistic that the June 21 observance of National ASK Day at the Miller School was designed to prevent. While Yamel snapped a photo of her cousin holding a rifle the girls mistakenly thought was unloaded, the cousin pulled the trigger. The bullet pierced Yamel’s neck, consigning her to a wheelchair.

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From left, Diana Molina pacifies baby Jorge, while her husband Jose holds Iker and Fabio at a news conference with Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., and Salih Yasin, M.D., on June 21.

Three of the Molina Quints Head Home from UM/Jackson

One by one, in their baby carriers, three of the Molina quintuplets made their long-awaited debut before television cameras and newspaper photographers during a news conference with their Miller School of Medicine physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shortly after the June 21 event, the boys headed home with their mother and father, leaving one brother and one sister behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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