The Columbian from Vancouver, Washington on July 31, 1984 · 23
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The Columbian from Vancouver, Washington · 23

Vancouver, Washington
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Tuesday, July 31, 1984
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Lab chimps returned to wild The New York TbiMU ROBERTSVILLE Liberia -landing on the bow of the outboard jjotor boat rocking in the brawn water of the little Bam river Beta? try to pay them back by letting nan clipped her hand around lire oat their Urea in their ni jouth and bellowed toward the island "Char-lie! Char-lie!" to a passenger in the "Wait till you see Charlie" she ed “He’s fantastic" She ipiir "Char-lie! Char-lie!" For a while it seemed no one wu Then finally a i He the beach and waded thigh-deep into the water Scowling be raised his right band and let fly a rock in the and let of the the rirer sereral It into of its Charlie” Bratman ex-“Didn’t I tell you? Isn’t be plained “E fantastic?” Charlie is one of about ZOO chlm-i in Liberia who bare “retired" nlmk in studies of research that now to be dose to a successful He is the on Red Deer Island a sort of half war house for a select group of expert-animals that an in the of being reintroduced to the wild did human nan society a favor” head of Vilab H a said Girl improves under By CYNTHIA BENJAMIN The Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS Iowa — Katie Beckett needs a ventilator to help her - breathe at night but that doesn’t Mop her from riding a bike dancing to Michael Jackson and attending kindergarten The little girl whose ed a change in federal regulation when President Reagan learned that red tape wu keeping her from recovering ai home is improving steadily ana living a near-normal life her parents say cant believe this is the same child they knew in the said Julie Bedmtt smiling at her 0-- “Doctors manes everyone is surprised at the way she’s lhot up and how strong she is” - Katie lived at St Luke’s Hospital In ! lived at St Luke’s Hospital In ds from the age of 5 Ishewultt because an infection and complication left her : dep"rf— on a ventilator In Decem- her 1000 Mark and Julie Beckett decided to continue their daughter’s care at home — only to discover that government payments for her expen- sive treatment would stop if she left the hospital REDER’S SUPER SUMMER CLEARANCE! Save on selected CANDLES SAVE 50 U MUGS STATIONERY POSTERS JM PLAZA HAZEL DELL reeearcfc facility operated by the New York Blood Center in aaeodation with the Liberian Intitule for Biomedical Research “It’s our reenoniibility to responsibility to k by lettinf them natural Vilab II a complex of laboratories staff boosing and acrecned-ln chimp bungalows set in the rain forest about 40 mtiM fnm Monrovia is one of several hepatitis research institutes that are attempting the difficult task of returning “retired" chimpanzees to the wild in Africa It wu established 10 years ago and about SO chimps wen captured to serve as an initial experimental and breeding colony Young chimps are excellent i for hepatitis research becaus an so genetically doss to and exhibit the same biochemical changes from the hepatitis rinses yet they do not contract the clinical diy— — that tests on humans so risky Brotman emphasised that no experiment performed at Vilab has ever resulted in the death or disablement of a chimp But the chimps lose their rains as research animals by the time they reach about four years of age Since a chimp may live for 40 years that learn a long retirement Some can be put into aoos or used in breeding programs but for the rest the prospects are bleak It is expen- It took six months and the Intervention of a string of officials all the way up to the president before the rates were waived When sbe did leave the hospital she could barely talk or walk and spent most of her time sleeping or watching TV her mother said "Now Katie is Just like a normal kid” said Julie Beckett 24 Although she is still undergoing speech therapy Katie hu been promoted to first grade her father said “And that's no mean accomplishment for that kid” Katie's hospital stay began when she contracted a viral infection White in the hospital she drew milk Into her lungs and slipped into a two-week coma that left her paralysed -During the next few months Katie slowly regained the ability to move her midis but could not breathe or swallow ftr ege 2 she began to breathe on her own but still needed a ventilator much of the time and had to be fed through a tube in her stomach “The doctors told u then that they had done u much u they could do for her in the hospital They asked us if we wanted to think about taking her FRAMES SAVE 70 EACH PARTY GOODS 50 40 QQt W W ea SAVE SAVE Stop 574-2921 in to beep an adult SEAT " in hare often put to death Until recently they hare not been able to be returned to the wild because they survival skills — most captivity but soma poachers who kill the the baby for flLIOOar With that in mind Brotman and Alfred 14 Prince the New York-director of the Vilab project In 1171 to try to develop a i to return the chimps to the Though that may sound like a simple and logical Idea only a few laboratories have set up such programs Then an currently as rnaqy as 1500 i-tiimp—a — in American labs breeding facilities and soon Almost all of them will spend their entire lives behind bars in hepatitis asymptomatic carrier These must stay in captivity Vilab's rehabilitation program begin by placing groups of about 14 chimps between 5 and 10 years of age on an island downriver from the inhibit On the island the chimps are provided with some supplementary food and their progress k carefully monitored Any animals that are not home medical care home” Julie Beckett said The Becketts were willing to do all that wu required — renting a ventilator feeding Katie through the tube four times a day pounding her n Uwn— i mucin and suctloiiiiic her bugs But they couldn’t afford it on their own and the red tape stood in their way “They were willing to keep her in the hospital for 115000 a month but not to let her come home for SJM0 a month” Julie Beckett said Medicaid “simply lacked rates to hdy people in our position” Beckett The couple took their their congressman Ren Tom Tauke who discussed it with Vice President George Bush Bush in turn discussed the situation with the president On Nov 10 1001 Reagan cited Katie in a nationally broadcast speech as an example of what can happen when government rates run amok The next day he phoned to tell the Becketts the waiver had been granted Katie went home the next month In the 2Vk years since Medicaid rake have ben changed to make It easier for the nation's 5000 ventilator problem to Rw your dining pleasure! 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