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Ailing Lottery Winners Donate to Medical Research

17 December 2003

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – As reported by the Associated Press: "A couple battling multiple sclerosis and diabetes claimed a $21 million Lotto South jackpot Tuesday, and immediately pledged part of their winnings to medical research.

"Shirley and Rudolph Yearby waited an extra day to become millionaires because he spent Monday tethered to a kidney dialysis machine.

"Rudolph Yearby, 52, a retired letter carrier, suffers from diabetes and has waited several years for a kidney transplant.

"His 47-year-old wife was diagnosed with MS in 1998.

"…They promised to donate part of their newfound wealth to support research into kidney disease and multiple sclerosis…"

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