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Dr. Korones remembered for saving thousands of babies

(WMC-TV) - The Mid-South is remembering the man who saved thousands of newborns.

Founder of the MED's newborn center, Dr. Sheldon Korones, worked for over four decades in the newborn center. He died Wednesday.

Since his death, many of his patients are thanking Korones for saving their life.

Former patient, Lauren Nabors, said she owes her 17 years of life to this legend in Memphis medicine.

"I wouldn't be here without his efforts of giving that timeless gift he gave every parent ... the gift of a child," she said.

The Nabors family is just one of hundreds in the Mid-South remembering the life of Korones.

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. at Temple Israel on East Massey Road. Burial will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery.

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