Macarthur Fund Awards the Human Spirit

Gulf Coast Doctor, Artist Among Those to Receive Genius Grant

Hurricane Katrina may have destroyed Dr. Regina Benjamin's family clinic but it couldn't faze her Hippocratic Oath. Though the storm had left her in a dire financial situation of her own, she began treating people at her rural family health clinic in coastal Alabama for free -- and sometimes for shrimp or oysters. Benjamin is one of the 25 people being recognized by the Macarthur Foundation for her achievements and epitomizing the boundless human spirit with a $500,000 grant known unofficially...Full Story
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