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Monkton nurse returns from Zambia

Monkton nurse returns from Zambia

While her family feasted on turkey, Monkton resident Karen Starr spent Thanksgiving day stranded in an airport at Ndola, Zambia. After 11 days of African food and water, she was very sick and she was dead tired.

Even so, Starr, who is now back home, said she'd return to Zambia in a heartbeat.

She is a neonatal nurse practitioner who traveled to Zambia with Tiny People Matter, a nonprofit medical relief team. Their mission was to teach local health care providers and expectant mothers basic care during a baby's first minute of life.

The program is called Helping Babies Breathe. The World Health Organization estimates that one million babies a year die from inability to...