• Short Summary

    ANNA LUCAS, A TEN-YEAR-OLD TANZANIAN GIRL WITH A HEART DEFECT LEFT DAR-ES-SALAAM ON WEDNESDAY (11 JUNE) ON AN 8,000 MILE (13,000 KM) JOURNEY TO THE UNITED STATES, WHERE SHE IS TO UNDERGO TREATMENT AT ST.

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    ANNA LUCAS, A TEN-YEAR-OLD TANZANIAN GIRL WITH A HEART DEFECT LEFT DAR-ES-SALAAM ON WEDNESDAY (11 JUNE) ON AN 8,000 MILE (13,000 KM) JOURNEY TO THE UNITED STATES, WHERE SHE IS TO UNDERGO TREATMENT AT ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.

    THE HOSPITAL, WHERE 300 SUCCESSFUL HEART OPERATION WERE PERFORMED LAST YEAR, HAS OFFERED TO TREAT ANNA FREE OF CHARGE. HER CHANCE FOR TREATMENT CAME WHEN THE REVEREND RONALD ENGLUND, A LUTHERAN PASTOR NEWLY ARRIVED IN TANZANIA, HEARD OF HER PLIGHT AND SET UP AN "ANNA LUCAS FUND".

    THE PASTOR'S FORMER CHURCH IN NEW JERSEY, USA, COLLECTED THREE-QUARTERS OF ANNA'S FARE, AND THE REST CAME FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER TANZANIA.

    ANNA LEFT HER HOME, A FLAT AT MOGOMANI ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF DAR-ES-SALAAM, ON WEDNESDAY, WITH HER FATHER, MR NATHANIEL LUCAS, WHO IS A LEADING MEMBER OF PASTOR ENGLUND'S CHURCH. THEY WERE FLYING TO THE U.S. VIA ATHENS AND GENEVA.

    ANNA WILL ENTER HOSPITAL ON MONDAY (16 JUNE) AND IF IT IS FOUND THAT SHE NEEDS AN OPERATION, HEART SURGEON DR. DUDLEY JOHNSON WILL PERFORM IS FREE OF CHARGE TEN DAYS LATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5675UK1G7Z0MPQUWIS9L38RSM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5675UK1G7Z0MPQUWIS9L38RSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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