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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 1999

Governor and Mrs. Donate Medical Supplies

HAVANA, CUBA - Governor George H. Ryan and First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan today toured a children's hospital and donated medical supplies to help improve the condition of healthcare available.

"Too often these kids are not getting the proper medical attention they need," Mrs. Ryan said. "By providing these supplies, I hope that we can improve their plight today and help them prepare for a better tomorrow."

This effort is part of nearly $2 million in humanitarian supplies designed to help fill the many needs faced day-in and day-out by the Cuban people.

Additionally, Governor Ryan met with the Cuban Minister of Agriculture and toured a cooperative farm and cattle research facility as part of his historic humanitarian effort.

"We have visited with your Minister of Agriculture and toured your farms," Ryan said. "We have discovered much about your land and what it can produce. We have learned that our commitment to the land is the same. It's what we produce that is different."

A complete itinerary of today's activities is attached.



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