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Letter to the Editor: More research needed on NF

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

To the editor:

In response to the article "More awareness needed about NF": I agree. My husband just died with this disease. We knew he wasn't well his whole life, but we didn't learn that he had the disease until he ruptured 38 blood vessels in his back from his work. He had a wonderful surgeon, Dr. C.P. McGinty, who saved his life, and Dr. McGinty was the one who found this out. NF eventually filled his lungs, causing his death. It was a horrible sickness, and I would dearly love for research to be done in this area, hopefully sparing my sons and their children from getting the full brunt of this disease. Thank you for letting me sound off.


Sikeston, Mo.