Nov 26, 78 • 1720 • Georgetown-State • 3945

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O 261720Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8215
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN LEO)
SUBJECT: HEALTH OF P.T. MEMBER EDITH PARKS

CONOFF CONTACTED P.T. EIDITH PARKS WHO STATED THAT SHE HAD CANCER BEFORE LEAVING FOR JONESTOWN AND HAD NOT BEEN RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THE DISEASE. SHE STATED THAT IN THE U.S. SHE HAD RECEIVED COBALT TREATMENT FOR 5-1/2 WEEKS BUT THAT IT HAD MADE HER ILL. DURING HER STAY IN JONESTOWN HER VOICE CHANGED AND SHE BECAME WEAKER. SHE SAYS THAT HER STRENGTH HAS BEEN RETURNING IN THE PAST WEEK AND SHE FEELS BETTER. SHE WAS NOT TAKING ANY MEDICATION FOR HER ILLNESS.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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