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Islip teen with rare disorder becomes LIRR conductor for a day

On Monday, Islip High School junior Malik Ellis worked his dream job as a Long Island Rail Road conductor for the day. Ellis, 18, has prune belly syndrome, which caused his kidneys to fail. Last month, Ellis' assistant principal Lisa Ward helped him make a video in which he spoke about his need for a new kidney and his dream of working for the LIRR. LIRR officials then invited him to spend a day on the job. (Credit: Corey Sipkin)


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