It was the day that 18-year-old Gabriel Jordan of Tupelo died. It was the day that Pearl resident Sam Walker received a kidney and pancreas transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Staring down a descent of 14 stories is the stuff of nightmares for most, but for the more than 90 volunteers who raised funds, buckled up and rappelled down the Trustmark corporate headquarters in downtown Jackson, it was a day of dreams.
Part of Over The Edge with Friends, a fundraiser for Friends of Children's Hospital held Friday and Saturday, the group raised more than $173,000, stories higher than the original goal of $100,000.
Dr. Bettina Beech, associate vice chancellor for population health and professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named a Fellow of the American Council on Education.
A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.