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Continued: Reusse: After giving all, former Twins manager Quilici seeks givers

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 9, 2013 - 12:24 AM

A twist in this is that Frank’s wife, Lila, worked as a critical care nurse for Dr. Michael DeBakey, the pioneer transplant surgeon in Houston.

“A patient would wake up after heart surgery, see Lila and say, ‘Am I alive? I see the face of an angel,’ ” Quilici said.

He might be 74, but he still can reach back and find Frankie, a smooth operator from “the neighborhood” in Chicago.

 

Patrick Reusse can be heard 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500. • preusse@startribune.com

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