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This week’s WARRIOR is named in honor of a man who was responsible for educating millions of people about HIV/AIDS and even second hand smoke, among many other issues. Our WEDNESDAY WARRIOR is Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who passed away on Monday. Dr. Koop served as Surgeon General for 7 years and was not afraid of ruffling some feathers and bringing important information to the public. Before entering the public sector, Dr. Koop, was a pediatric surgeon for many years in Philadelphia where he helped establish the first pediatric surgical intensive care unit. So not only did he save lives, he created precedence for saving many more and then went on to inform the masses thereby adding to his incredible history. Thank you Dr. Koop for your courage to be outspoken when most would rather hide their heads. Thank you for helping publicize vital medical and health related issues so that we can discuss them as a fully informed society. Thank you for paving the way for others to heal and be healed. May you rest in peace.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop