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Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing highly specialized care and rehabilitation to children with congenital conditions and complex medical needs regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
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It’s not just a job — it’s a mission

When Sonny Alcairo arrived at the Shriners Hospital orthotics and prosthetics lab, he found the perfect fit. The opportunity to develop his technical skills while helping children achieve their goals has proved extremely satisfying to the veteran orthotist. It was February 1981, when Alcairo reported to work at the San Francisco Shriners Hospital. His previous…

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Shriners Hospital volunteer says being a Shriner means having a purpose

When Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California opened in the spring of 1997, Gary Kiddie took a tour. He knew immediately he wanted to be part of something really big, something really special. So the longtime Mason, a proud member of the oldest fraternity in the world, added something extra to his life –…

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Shriners is there to help your whole body and make you feel more comfortable with yourself.

— Michael Valencia, patient

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