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> Ian Jackson And The Boy David
scotslad90
post 30th Mar 2004, 01:54am
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Tremendous article from Mondays Evening Times about Glaswegian plastic surgeon Ian Jackson and his adopted son David-all Glaswegians will be familiar with the story.It gives an interesting update on how David who came to Glasgow as a youngster has progressed over the years and also the fact that Mr Jackson has had to carry out remedial work on his grandson.Plastic surgeons tend to be newsworthy for all the wrong reasons today-this shows a much more rewarding side to the work they do.

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post 30th Mar 2004, 02:03am
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Thanks for that Scotslad, I remember the story when it first happened. They all sound like lovely real people.


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post 30th Mar 2004, 02:05am
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Scotslad that is a very touching story I had not read about this before.It is very unusal for a relative to operate on a family member I think this is what surprised me more.


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post 30th Mar 2004, 02:47am
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I watched the show on the young Peruvian boy and I thought at that time how wonderful they were to do such a thing, and didnt they bring him to Scotland ? thanks for bringing this up makes you proud to be Scottish wink.gif


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post 31st Mar 2004, 06:11am
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Thanks for that Scotslad.lovely inspirational story.We have a lot of children brought to Australia,from around the world.Adelaide childrens hospital,has one of the best Cranial Facial Units in the world.They are recognised as leaders in the field.I seem to re call seeing this doctor interviewed on TV here.He was on a lecture tour,I remember feeling so proud that he was aScot

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post 1st Apr 2004, 09:22pm
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The story of the boy David certainly captured the hearts of all the Glasgow People.
His disfigurement was caused by a sandfly causing leishmaniasis, a disease that gnawed through the soft tissues and bones of his face. His parents were primitive people so they passed him on to Catholic Missionaries in Lima, Peru. He was introduced to Dr. Jackson by a Swiss aid worker Martine Schopfer. Dr. Jackson agreed to treat David at Canniesburn Hospital in Bearsden. The extent of the disfigurement would require numerous operations and although Dr. Jackson offered his services free the National Health Service declined to make a similar offer. Requests for help from Save the Children and UNICEF were unsuccessful. As David was from a Catholic Country, Marjorie Jackson decided to approach Archbishop Winning of Glasgow and he agreed to help, assuring the Dr. Jackson that he would find the money and the Church would not let David down. The Archbishop visited primary schools telling the children about David and a fund raising campaign was started throughout the Diocese. The first 2000.00 necessary to start treatment was raised.
The Glasgow Evening Times picked up the story and launched an appeal for funds which combined with the money collected from the Diocese totalled 46,000.00.
The rest as the saying goes is history.
When necessary, the Glasgow people certainly know how to rise to the occassion.


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