Football Great Walter Payton Battles Rare Disease; Needs Liver Transplant

February 1999
Jet;02/22/99, Vol. 95 Issue 12, p52
Reveals former football player Walter Payton's affliction with a liver disease that requires a transplant. His statements at a press conference near Chicago, Illinois, and his request for prayers; His life expectancy according to his doctor, liver specialist Dr. Joseph Lagattuta; Explanation of his disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and its symptoms; Outlook for a liver transplant.


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