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February 22, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
New kidneys, a new heart and $10,000. This is what Jeff Bergan needs. He needs new kidneys because, without them, he'll remain hooked to a dialysis machine--three times a week, four hours a day--for the rest of his life. He needs a new heart because, without one, the doctors have told him, the rest of his life amounts to less than two years. He needs $10,000 because, without that, the kidneys and the heart may not be possible.
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February 23, 1990 | LILY ENG
Betty Leidal and Jeff Bergan have only met once. But they think about each other often. Betty Leidal's 14-year-old son, David, was killed on the morning of Sept. 20, 1988, when he was hit by a car. One of his kidneys was transplanted to Jeff Bergan, a part-time wrestling and football coach at Mission Viejo High School who was suffering from failing kidneys and a strained heart. Now, Bergan, 28, once too weak to even get out of bed, has been pronounced healthy by his doctors.
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February 23, 1990 | LILY ENG
Betty Leidal and Jeff Bergan have only met once. But they think about each other often. Betty Leidal's 14-year-old son, David, was killed on the morning of Sept. 20, 1988, when he was hit by a car. One of his kidneys was transplanted to Jeff Bergan, a part-time wrestling and football coach at Mission Viejo High School who was suffering from failing kidneys and a strained heart. Now, Bergan, 28, once too weak to even get out of bed, has been pronounced healthy by his doctors.
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October 2, 1988
I wrote to The Times several months ago stating that Harold Ezell creates his own problems and that there must be a better choice of a regional director for the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. Now I'm certain that a cleanup is necessary after the raid inside the Catholic Church (Sept. 28). The INS (Border Patrol) is behaving like SS troopers, and I don't believe this country needs that kind of behavior from law enforcement agencies. I feel the INS could have waited until the services were over.
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October 1, 1988 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Jeff Bergan checks out of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Los Angeles today with a third kidney in his body and a second chance at life. A lengthy scar marks the spot on the left side of his abdomen where Dr. Thomas Bogaard implanted the organ during an operation Sept. 22. If all goes as expected, the new kidney will do what Bergan's own pair of kidneys could not--filter the toxins in his body. With the surgery comes varying degrees of hurt.
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October 2, 1988
I wrote to The Times several months ago stating that Harold Ezell creates his own problems and that there must be a better choice of a regional director for the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. Now I'm certain that a cleanup is necessary after the raid inside the Catholic Church (Sept. 28). The INS (Border Patrol) is behaving like SS troopers, and I don't believe this country needs that kind of behavior from law enforcement agencies. I feel the INS could have waited until the services were over.
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January 23, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
The teen-age driver who admitted responsibility in the death of a 14-year-old bicyclist was given a 30-day jail sentence and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service by a Juvenile Court judge Friday. Pejman B. Alaghamandan, 17, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor manslaughter, also had his driver's license suspended for a year and was ordered to pay restitution--the amount not yet specified--to the victim's family.
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September 23, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ and LAURA KURTZMAN, Times Staff Writers
A youthful Mission Viejo High School coach with failed kidneys and a weakening heart received a gift of life Thursday--a kidney from the body of a 14-year-old Irvine boy who was fatally injured when struck by a car this week while riding his bicycle to school. The coach, 26-year-old Jeff Bergan, was in good condition in the intensive care ward of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Los Angeles after the 2 1/2-hour operation performed Thursday morning by Dr.
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September 19, 1988 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
The waiting is getting to Jeff Bergan, his mother said. "I can see the dark circles under his eyes, the total exhaustion. There are times when we all get on his nerves. He's getting very frustrated," said Sandy Bergan. "The doctor from Stanford (University Medical Center in Palo Alto) said he hoped something would be done before Christmastime, because otherwise something is going to go wrong with his heart."
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February 19, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
New kidneys, a new heart and $10,000. This is what Jeff Bergan needs. He needs new kidneys because, without them, he'll remain hooked to a dialysis machine--three times a week, four hours a day--for the rest of his life. He needs a new heart because, without one, the doctors have told him, the rest of his life amounts to less than two years. He needs $10,000 because, without that, the kidneys and the heart may not be possible.
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October 1, 1988 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Jeff Bergan checks out of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Los Angeles today with a third kidney in his body and a second chance at life. A lengthy scar marks the spot on the left side of his abdomen where Dr. Thomas Bogaard implanted the organ during an operation Sept. 22. If all goes as expected, the new kidney will do what Bergan's own pair of kidneys could not--filter the toxins in his body. With the surgery comes varying degrees of hurt.
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February 22, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
New kidneys, a new heart and $10,000. This is what Jeff Bergan needs. He needs new kidneys because, without them, he'll remain hooked to a dialysis machine--three times a week, four hours a day--for the rest of his life. He needs a new heart because, without one, the doctors have told him, the rest of his life amounts to less than two years. He needs $10,000 because, without that, the kidneys and the heart may not be possible.
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September 25, 1988 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
David Christian Leidal of Irvine had the ability to make people smile, a trait remembered Saturday at memorial services for the 14-year-old. More than 500 friends and relatives of the youth, who was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle to school Tuesday, recalled a boy well-liked for his ability to find humor in things.
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April 9, 1988 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Bergan has always worked hard for what he wanted. As an athlete at Mission Viejo High School, he trained like a fiend. As a wrestling and football coach at the same school, he worked his athletes like a fiend. Then, Bergan's health deteriorated. His kidneys failed two years ago, and he had to be placed on a dialysis machine. In December, doctors discovered that Bergan's heart was failing as well.
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