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Nine-day old British girl gets new heart
LONDON (AP) - Doctors gave a new heart team, took five and a half hours. Yesterday after- Cosgrove said it would be several days before
yesterday to nine-day-old Hollie Roffey, the world's noon, Cosgrove announced Hollie was in stable con- Hollie's chances of survival became clear. "We are
youngest heart transplant patient, after her surgeon dition. just hoping," he said.
flew to Holland for the tiny donated heart of a new "The patient seems to be doing quite well. The Hollie was born at 1:19 p.m. July 20 at the William
born baby. operation was a success and required a very delicate Harvey Hospital in Ashford in county Kent southeast
Born with the left side of her heart missing, the 6- touch," he said, adding that the heart of such a small of London. Her parents live in Ashford.
pound, 8-ounce Hollie had only a few days to live until infant is the size of a large plum. "Her health appeared normal although a heart
she came under the care of Dr. Magdi Yacoub, an THE BABY'S parents, Janet and Anthony Roffey, murmur was noted," said John Hind, administrator
Egyptian surgeon who does 300-400 heart operations a were able only to observe their first child through the at William Harvey Hospital.
year. glass of an infection-free "bubble" in the intensive Four days later, Hollie had trouble breathing
A CHARTERED plane took off for the Netherlands care ward. while feeding, and X-rays and an electrocardiogram
at 6 p.m. Sunday carrying Yacoub to pick up the The youngest previous heart transplant patient was revealed her heart condition. The next day, Hollie
heart of a 3-day-old Dutch baby who had died of brain a 2112-week-old baby who received the first U.S. heart and her mother were taken to the National Heart
damage. He was back at London's National Heart transplants in 1967 but died after 6% hours at Hospital to prepare for the transplant.
Hospital in time to start the operation on Hollie at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The The Roffey family paid nothing for the surgery
midnight, said the hospital's chief administrator, youngest patient to survive is a two-year-old girl who because of Britain's free National Health Service.
Tom Cosgrove. got a new heart on Friday at the University's C.S. Yacoub spends about half his time doing heart
The surgery, performed by a 10-member medical Mott Children's Hospital. surgery at the National Heart Hospital.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -
Five people left bobbing in the Gulf
Stream for 11 hours after their boat
sank grew cold and weak from
vomiting sea water, but kept their
spirits high by talking and singing until
they were rescued.
"Someone would say, 'I want to fall
asleep,' and we'd do all we could to stop
them," said Janice Guthrie, who was
aboard the 32-foot cabin cruiser Sea
Lark when it sank Saturday night on the
way from Miami Beach to Bimini in the
She said they all had on life jackets
and kept together in six-to-eight foot
waves by clinging to a floating ice
after 11 hours in Atlantic Ocean
"We kept talking, singing, rubbing been carried by the Gulf Stream. knew he'd seen us because he was
each other's arms and legs. We'd talk "It was just a fluke I noticed them," traveling so fast."
about anything we could think of, to Tomasi told the newspaper. "Normally The group's troubles started when
keep people interested. It truly never we fish to the north. The only reason we they were about three-quarters of the
.entered my head that we were going to went there was I had a good day fishing way to Bimini, 50 miles east of Miami,
go under," Guthrie told the Fort there Saturday." Guthrie said. Their engine quit when
Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel in a The group noticed Tomasi's boat water got into it, and then the boat
story published yesterday. about five minutes before the fisher- sank.
The crew of a charter fishing boat, men noticed them, said Guthrie, 39, of No one panicked during the ordeal,
owned by Tony Tomasi of Palm Beach Miami. she said, even though they were cold
Shores, spotted the group about a mile "I started praying out loud: 'God, and weak from vomiting up salt water
off Palm Beach around 8 a.m. Sun- listen, this has been a long night. None and straining to keep afloat in six-to-
day. Their only injuries were bruises of us have called on you yet. We've tried eight-foot waves.
and sore muscles, according to to do it on our own. But if you're going It wasn't until they reached shore
authorities. to help us, now's the time. We can't hold that they realized the gravity of their
Palm Beach is 45 miles north of on much longer," she said. situation, Guthrie said. "That's when
Miami Beach, and Coast Guard Duty "Within three minutes, that boat tur- we started shaking. 'Hey, we can panic
Officer Larry Luedtke said the five had ned around toward us and floored it. We now.' "
Headlee, Brennan debate tax cut
EAST LANSING (UPI) - Republicans Richard Headlee While voters are angrv about government waste, "they'll
and Thomas Brennan, who teamed up in the 1982 guber- pay for schools, they'll pay for helping people who need help,
natorial election, clashed yesterday over the Voter's Choice they'll pay for higher education," Headlee asserted.
tax-cut proposal. The insurance executive said Voter's Choice will "bring
In a joint appearance on WKAR radio, Headlee, the 1982 accountability to government."
gubernatorial nominee and a leading spokesman for Voter's BRENNAN, a former Michigan Supreme Court chief
Choice, said the proposal will give citizens a needed voice in justice, said Voter's Choice is "too complex, too ambiguous
important fiscal decisions and lead to greater government and will not do the job that's being sold to the people it will
BRENNAN, who ran for lieutenant governor and heads While tax proposals would have to disclose the purpose for
Lansing's Cooley Law School, said the proposal is ambiguous which the levy was being sought, Brennan said, the
and will not do what supporters claim. Legislature would not be legally bound by that declaration.
Voter's Choice would return state and local taxes to their Brennan also said he objects to the philosophy behind the
1981 level and require voter approval for any new increases. proposed constitutional amendment, which is at odds with
State officials have not yet determined whether backers the concept of representative government.
gathered enough valid signatures to qualify the measure for Brennan hopes to place on the 1986 ballot a different
the fall ballot. proposal that would limit the state income tax to 5 percent.
HEADLEE SAID the measure would "require politicians Headlee and Brennan also differed in their treatment of
to go to the people and make their case" for higher taxes. Gov. James Blanchard.
.-. backs Voter's Choice
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