CHINESE FATHER CARRIES THREE-YEAR-OLD SON IN LA.
Yongxin Dan Deng holds his three-year-old son Shao-Han Deng as they prepare to leave the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center on April 22. Shao-Han is recovering from heart surgery performed April 14 at the UCLA Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. The Deng family, from a remote province in northern China, sought help for their son, born with a rare congenital heart defect, by posting over 500 e-mail messages titled "Seeking help to save my son" on the Internet. A mother in California read the e-mail message and helped bring the family to Los Angeles for treatment.