Hansen: Cardiology teams fly from Omaha to help Pine Ridge children

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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:00 am

RAPID CITY, S.D. — She sits silently as the doctor from faraway Omaha takes her grandson's pulse, orders X-rays and blood tests, looks and listens and feels little Judson Two Crow's sputtering heart every way he knows how.

But now the Omaha doctor has asked for questions, and so the Lakota grandmother who has lived her entire life in the back country of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, like her mother before her and her mother's mother before that, lifts her eyes and nods her head.

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