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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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compels Cora, 19, to go about on
crutches. Yet this crippled girl does
all the housework, waits on an invalid
mother and an ailing father and
cooks for the family and tfireejjoard
crs! Now, when I got a letter from
her recently, saying that one of the
boarders had broken his leg and she
was also waiting on him, I knew it
was time for me to do something!
"Foor fellow,' she wrote. "He has no
relatives here and I should hate to see
him go to a "hospital. Besides, we
need the board money!'
"My husband is poor," Mrs. Ken
ner continued, "and we have just
enough money to keep ourselves. I
know that if I can bring Gladys and
Cora to Philadelphia thejr can be
cured as 1 was. The .doctor who, by
injecting a solution of the glands of
sheep, restored my decayed spine has
promised that if I can get Gladys and
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BODY. She says that she wants to leave her body so that her daughter will
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