Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has issued an apology to the parents of Amelia Rivera, a disabled three-year-old girl who, according to her parents, was initially denied a chance at a kidney transplant because she is “mentally retarded.” In a stateme
Hospital apologizes to Amelia Rivera who was denied kidney transplant
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