Equity: A Brother's Sacrifice

Tommy Strunk, a 28-year-old Kentucky railroad worker, was slowly dying of a kidney disease. According to doctors, the only therapy that could save him was a kidney transplant, and the best donor would be Tommy's brother Jerry, 27. But Jerry, though he idolizes Tommy, is confined to a state mental hospital. Even if he had fully understood the crisis, Jerry was mentally incompetent to authorize surgery on himself.

When the boys' mother asked a court to authorize the transplant operation, the guardian appointed by the state to represent Jerry in the case...

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