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Girl faces third heart operation
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Flint, Porter
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated October 18, 1960 partially reads, "When the winter months begin rolling around, most youngsters start thinking of Christmas wishes. A 14-year-old San Fernando girl is no exception. She would like to meet her favorite recording star, Elvis Presley. She would like a lot of new clothes and some books. But, she also has a special wish! She would like to have a malfunction in her heart corrected by surgery. Dark-haired Renette Sherrell, 14336 Chamberlain St., has had a heart problem most of her life. She has had two operations since 1952 in efforts to correct the problem."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Heart--Surgery--Patients--California--San Fernando
Heart--Surgery--California--San Fernando
Dwellings--California--San Fernando
Mothers and daughters--California--San Fernando
Women--California--San Fernando
Girls--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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