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Southerland Family / Cancer #233505

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 21, 1974
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(Studio) Southerland family in Florida faced with more than their share of sorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cincinnati, Ohio) All 3 of Jane and Raymond Southerland's children stricken with cancer. 4 year old Jefferey died of leukemia; Michael had cancer of nerve lining in his back; eldest son Steve now has bone cancer in left leg. [Steve SOUTHERLAND - thinks circumstances surrounding family's troubles very strange. Discusses his hobbies with reporter Family able to talk about cancer.] [Michael SOUTHERLAND - misses brother Steve.] Doctors can't explain why 3 different types of cancer should strike Southerland's 3 sons. [Jane SOUTHERLAND - hopes Steve's future drama will be fulfilled, but his life most important] [Raymond SOUTHERLAND - says his son asked if children were buried with braces.] Steve's left leg amputated in an attempt to keep cancer from spreading.- [Raymond SOUTHERLAND - sees great kindness in people since sons stricken with cancer.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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