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Roswell Shriners Roy Capps, left, and Donny Degray speak to the Rotary Club last week at Hotel Artesia. The Shriners gave a presentation on the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a 22-hospital network nationwide and abroad that specializes in treating children ages birth to 18. Ailments treated include severe burns, musculoskeletal disorders, mobility disorders, spinal cord injuries, and birth defects such as cleft palate. The hospitals also provide long-term rehabilitation and intensive physical and occupational therapies to help children recover from their emotional scars. All care and services are provided regardless of families’ ability to pay, with costs including transportation and room and board for one accompanying adult. Anyone aware of a child in need of Shriners Hospitals’ services may contact Capps at 626-0423. Donations may be made at donate2shc.org or by calling 800-241-GIFT (4438).