http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865636821/Joseph-Smith-Miracle-Scholarship.html By Julie Maddox for the Church News LDS Church News Published: Tuesday, Sept. 15 2015 12:55 p.m. MDT Updated: Thursday, Sept. 24 2015 1:39 p.m. MDT To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the miracle surgery that saved Joseph Smith’s … Continue reading
http://www.vnews.com/news/townbytown/windsor/18522092-95/at-the-hospitals-sept-13-2015 — Compiled by Aimee Caruso Hanover — Descendants of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, have created a scholarship at Geisel School of Medicine to honor a surgery that Dartmouth’s Dr. Nathan Smith performed on Joseph Smith two … Continue reading
http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/news/2015/gift-honors-surgery-that-saved-joseph-smiths-leg/ Descendants of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, have created a scholarship at the Geisel School of Medicine to honor and give thanks for a pioneering surgery that Dartmouth’s Dr. Nathan Smith performed on young Joseph. By Nancy … Continue reading
University of Utah LDS Institute
1780 East South Campus Drive, SLC, Utah 84112Friday, August 2, 2013 from 4-7pm
Harmon’s Grocery-Bangerter Crossing
125 E 13800 S, Draper, Utah 84020
Thursday or Friday, Aug 1-2, 2013
Highland home, Please email/text if you’d like to make arrangements to pick up in Highland. 801.356.3042 (NO VOICE CALLS on this line)
Time is “running” out !!!
The first annual Joseph’s Miracle Run will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at This Is the Place Heritage Park.
There will be a 5k for any interested runners and a Children’s Run for ages up to 12 years old. Medals will be awarded to every participant and Elder Ballard will personally hand out medals for the children’s race.
Proceeds will go directly to a medical student scholarship at Dartmouth University in the name of Joseph Smith to honor Dr. Nathan Smith.
Early registration ends Monday, July 15th. So sign up now to ensure your spot and your t-shirt size.
The year 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s life-threatening typhoid fever and the experimental and successful surgery performed by Dr. Nathan Smith, founder of Dartmouth Medical School (1811). The 1813 surgery blesses millions yet today. As a thank you, the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Association is working to establish a scholarship of gratitude on behalf of Dr. Nathan Smith to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical College.
Dr. Nathan Smith was the only physician in the United States who had the skill and ability to successfully treat Joseph’s infection. His personal preparation, life’s work, timing, and placement converged to allow Dr. Smith to operate on Joseph, saving his leg and his life, fully 100 years before this life-saving surgery became accepted as standard procedure.
Dr. Smith was one of the great men of the 19th century, who worked tirelessly to improve medical education. He helped establish 4 medical institutions, including Dartmouth and Yale. At the 200th commemoration of the founding of Yale, Dr. William Henry Welch stated that Dr. Smith, “did more for the general advancement of medical and surgical practice than any of his predecessors or contemporaries in the country.”
To honor Dr. Nathan Smith, the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Association is hosting the Joseph’s Miracle run to create a scholarship endowment in behalf of Joseph. This annual scholarship will be granted to a deserving surgical student at Dartmouth, and will be a reminder of the great good that charitable contributions like Dr. Smith’s can be in the community. To join with us, or to learn more, please visit: www.JosephsMiracleRun.com.
We are thrilled to be a part of “Joseph’s Miracle Run” on August 3, 2013. In order for us to create a successful event, we need YOU! Volunteers are what make this possible! We have several volunteer opportunities for you to choose from. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and ‘goody’ bag and have a great time! Join us and volunteer!
Thank you for helping this event be a success!
Two hundred years ago, an event happened that saved the life of a boy and changed the world. Such an event could only be viewed as a miracle.
7-year old Joseph’s leg was infected after recovering from typhoid and it was killing him. The surgeons knew they had to amputate his leg, and even then he might not survive.
His mother prevailed on the doctors to try one last, desperate chance—a risky experiment that only one doctor in America knew how to perform, and who just happened to be there, Dr. Nathan Smith.
Without any anesthetic, the surgery was horrific. But it saved his life—truly a miracle. It took three years to fully mend, but it gave Joseph the fortitude to endure the unbelievably difficult trials and challenges of the restoration. And he became a champion stick puller, wrestler and runner as well.
This is why we’re celebrating that miracle with the Joseph’s Miracle Run; to remember Joseph and the great legacy he began. Joseph’s Miracle Run is a 5K race that will be held August 3, 2013 at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We invite you to join us in supporting this remarkable event. Come run, volunteer, or lend your financial support. If you believe in miracles, if you have been changed because of this young boy, show your appreciation by supporting Joseph’s Miracle Run.
The fundraising will be used to establish an endowment at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, which was founded by Dr. Nathan Smith. This “Gift of Gratitude” will be made in the name of Joseph Smith, Jr.