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She's Insured, But Still Must Raise $

The daughter of Tampa police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1998 is enlisting support from her deceased father’s colleagues in her quest for a liver transplant, the Tampa Bay Timesreports. Jones, 38, has autoimmune hepatitis. She health insurance that will cover all but $179,600 of the $314,000 transplant bill, but transplant patients must show some proof of financial means before being placed on a list, she said.  Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and other officers are helping raise money, partly because Jones was an adult when her father died and she receives no special benefits. 

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