NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1977
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(Studio) Research of doctors in Boston and generosity of people in Texas in helping baby in Dallas with potentially fatal birth disease noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Dallas, Texas) Report on efforts by Boston Children's Hospital doctors to make successful bone marrow transplant to 15-mo.-old Tony Olivo from his older brother Gilbert. Tony's birth disease, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, which strips away natural immunity, and situation of family cited. Contributions to Tony's trip to Boston by employees of American Airlines and possible help from Medicaid funds for hospital stay detailed. Doctors' predictions for Tony's normal life with successful operation noted.
REPORTER: Bob Dotson