Family remembers 'original' Kosair kid

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 8 at 11:48 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One of the first Kosair Kids was remembered by the organization he devoted his life to.

Dr. James Hurt passed away last month at the age of 91 after battling dementia.

He was one of the first children treated at Kosair after developing an infection.

His family says his experience was so positive that it inspired him to go to medical school and become involved with Kosair for decades. Hurt even gave free treatment to patients.

Those close to him say Kosair was like a home to him.

“I think he celebrated all his life the work that Kosair has done and the residents and the people who've been here, their abilities and their lives and the fact that life goes on regardless of what your challenges are,” his daughter Jane Warren said.

The memorial service took place at Kosair Charities’ main campus on Eastern Parkway where his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren helped honor his life.
 

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