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Leprosy Villages / Adopted Children #476903

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 27, 1974
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(Studio) Movement in United States gaining momentum to take in normal children of lepers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Suwon, South Korea) Lepers' children are social outcasts in Korea. Leprosy victims and families forced to live in isolated villages. Children in village don't have disease, but they must remain isolated, marrying and working within leper colony. Leprosy easily treated during 1st stages. 1 family at leprosy village plans to give up 2 children to save them from stigma attached to leprosy. Cecilia and Johanna will be adopted in US. [American Korean foundation, Dr. Howard RUSK - says program wonderful for lepers' children. If child gets leprosy, early treatment cures it quickly.]
REPORTER: Marjorie Margolies

(Mahopac, New York) Cecilia and Johanna to be adopted by Marchese family in New York. [Janet MARCHESE - discusses neighbors' reaction to their adoption plans.] Asked about correspondence with girls' parents. [MARCHESE - discusses letter sent to girls' parents.]
REPORTER: Marjorie Margolies

(Suwon, South Korea) Many Saint Lazarus victims to send children to United States for OUTREACH program. Their feelings discussed.
REPORTER: Marjorie Margolies

Chancellor, John;
Margolies, Marjorie

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