as planned:  The Internet used as a Lifeline

A BOES.ORG-action helped Shao-han Deng 3 years to survive
Shao-han Deng, nicknamed Shao-Shao and "Sho-Sho", for "laugher".
Shao-Shao was born with just one ventricle in his heart. The condition causes the organ
to pump too much blood to his lungs, among other complications.

Shao-han's father's may-day-message to BOES.ORG Scandinavia, October 18 '97:
"I am writing to ask for your kind help to save my son's life...."

CNN: "Internet Helps Get Medical Attention for Chinese Boy"
..and from other world-wide TV-channels, April 15-17

Internet Lifeline Cuts from US-media, April 16-23 1998               following texts © Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times: "Chinese Boy, 3, Released after 1:st Operation"

Los Angeles Times, Commentary: "Heart Surgery"

Los Angeles Times: "Chinese Boy Released from UCLA after Surgery"

Associated Press: "Heart Patient made Plea on Internet"

Shao-Shao, the ailing 3-year-old Chinese boy whose father's desperate call for help on the Internet has generated a worldwide outpouring of support, has taken his first hopeful step into recovery.

Los Angeles Times: "Internet Lifeline"
(March 19, also - Shao-han and "his story" on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw)
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