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Clarkston Doctor Maria Livieratos traveled to Guatemala with a team from Farmington Hills based Botsford Hospital to provide medical care to 1,200 people. Photo provided (click for larger version)
April 09, 2014 - "We knew it was cancer," that is what Clarkston physician Maria Livieratos said of one woman who came to see a team of doctors visiting Guatemala on a medical mission trip in March.

She had all the signs of cancer, a belly ache and a large mass growing in her stomach.

"We told her she needed to go to a hospital," said Livieratos. "She had no way to get there and all we could do was prescribe her antibiotics."

Livieratos traveled almost 2,000 miles with a team of 28 medical professionals on a medical humanitarian mission from March 8-15 to help 1,200 strangers....

Staff writer covering Independence Township and Clarkston area.
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