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Liver Transplant / Erie, Pennsylvania #198736

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1968
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(Studio) Erie, Pennsylvania, concerned for special patient, getting special transplant.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Erie, Pennsylvania) Tony Borgia born with defective liver. Liver transplant considered. Father earns $7,100 year on 2 jobs. Can't afford son's operation. Borgia has another son, Bobby. [Louise BORGIA - explains feelings with regard to operation.] [Robert BORGIA - estimates Tony's chances.] Fund drive begins in Erie. television station WSEE takes up cause. Benefit basketball game held; many other fund-raising efforts made. More than $20,000 collected. [Erie Mayor Louis TULLIO - praises community effort.] [Robert BORGIA - waits for liver donor.] [Louise BORGIA - hopes for best.] [PRIEST - prays for Tony, at Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house at Gannon College.] [Monseigneur Willard NASH - presides at Mass.] Firm offers private plane to fly Tony to Denver, Colorado, for operation. Donor now needed. Prospects considered.

Cronkite, Walter;
Evans, Bob

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