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A hit-and-run accident in Zambia has claimed the life of Dr. Richard Christensen, a Jacksonville hero. Dr. Christensen a local psychiatrist served as Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Sulzbacher Center. Dr. Christensen and his wife Kathy were on a mission trip in Southern Africa with a Habitat for Humanity International project when the accident occurred. Dr. Christensen was jogging when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver has not been found. His co-workers at the Sulzbacher Center witnessed Dr. Christensen's compassion and care for the homeless first hand. Known around Jacksonville as Dr. C to many he was considered a unique individual, an individual willing to help the homeless in the streets where they lived. Dr. Christensen established mobile units called "The Hope Team" in Jacksonville designed to reach the homeless. One of the mobile units was located in the downtown area and the other one was located at the beach. Dr. Christensen was also a professor at the University of Florida School of medicine. Dr. Byssing released a statement from the University, "Dr. Christensen's passion of caring for mentally ill persons experiencing homelessness will continue to bear fruit." Dr. C will be greatly missed by our community. We are thankful for the difference he made while he served in our community. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and co-workers. For a look at Dr. C's work with the Sulzbacher Center

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