She has been treating kids in Lubbock for seven years now, but on Friday Dr. Melanie Oblender was surrounded with cheers and tears at Covenant Children's Hospital because Sunday she leaves Lubbock to serve her country.
"I think it's important that people do what they can for our country, especially at this time in our history. I will be in Germany for 90 days and then should return to the United states. Pray for peace," said Melanie Oblender, M.D., a Pediatric Oncologist.
Dr. Oblender will first go to Fort Benning, Georgia, and then on to Germany for three months of active duty in the army. We wish Dr. Melanie Oblender well.