Concord Shriner ferries sick kids to hospitals

A very nice article about the good works of Brother Ray Cauthen of Concord…

CONCORD, N.C. — Ray Cauthen has made more than 250 trips to Shriners Hospitals For Children, driving to Greenville, S.C. and Cincinnati to help children receive patient care.

At 89 years old, the Concord resident doesn’t see himself slowing down anytime soon.

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“As long as I can walk I reckon,” Cauthen said when asked how long he thinks he’ll continue making the trips. He just made a trip to Greenville this week to transport a child to the hospital.

Cauthen has made more than 110 trips to a Cincinnati hospital that focuses on aiding children suffering from burns and needing cosmetic surgery. The 500-mile trip takes about eight hours one way. He has made more than 150 trips to Greenville, where doctors focus on orthopedic care.

A Shrine Club member, Cauthen got involved in the program to transport children when he made his first trip in 1990.

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