ILLINOIS: Man-to-Man

Dale Richey is six. Six weeks ago he was burned in a backyard gasoline fire. To save his life, a surgeon at Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital amputated both of Dale's gangrenous legs below the knees. But Dale did not know that. To keep his son's spirits up, Howard Richey brought a new pair of roller skates to the hospital. Dale looked forward to trying them out and the fine time he would have.

One day last week Dale's father came to his hospital bed again and asked him to put aside the comics book he was reading. It was time for...

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