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Surgical nurse Toni Haffner, left, gives oxygen to a teddy bear belonging to Coby Hardy, a first-grader from Kelliher Elementary School as surgical nurse Dawn Cullifer, middle, explains operating room procedures Friday morning at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Also pictured is Ty Holthusen, who was eagerly awaiting his teddy bear’s operation. Sanford Bemidji hosted its first Teddy Bear Hospital, leading 65 Kelliher students through the stages of a medical procedure. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Kelliher students learn about surgery

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BEMIDJI – Candy, a 2-foot-tall teddy bear, now has a Bugs Bunny bandage on her belly, indicating the location of her recent surgery.


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