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Community creates education fund for Dr. Lindley Dodson's children

The Children's Medical Group sign has become a memorial where patients and people who knew Dr. Dodson drop off flowers in her memory. (Christa McWhirter)

Friends and family of Dr. Lindley Johnson, who was killed in a murder-suicide at the pediatric clinic she worked at on Tuesday, have pitched in to create the Lindley Dodson Education Foundation.


The nonprofit foundation was made to ensure that her children Shaw, Tucker and Loretta have the resources they need for their future education.

Since its creation, the organization has received more than $100,000 from the community. Doug Wolfe, a friend of the family, said that the foundation can be used to give Dodson's family the same care she gave to so many families through her practice at Children's Medical Group.

"The Foundation is an opportunity for our community to serve Lindley's family and children and the family's charitable goals around education in the same way she loved and cared for ours," Wolfe wrote in a statement.

Thousands have taken to social media to mourn Dodson's death, and community members have held prayer circles and dropped off flowers at the site of the well-respected pediatrician's practice. The circumstances behind her death, in which the terminally-ill Dr. Bharat Narumanchi held multiple employees hostage before killing Dodson and himself, is still under investigation.

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