STATE OF NEW YORK
COURT OF APPEALS

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RALPH H. SPEKEN and STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN,
as Co-Administrators of the Estate of SETH                  AFFIDAVIT IN 
B. SPEKEN, deceased, and RALPH H. SPEKEN :         SUPPORT
and STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN, Individually,

                                                                        :         New York County
                        Plaintiffs-Appellants,                            Clerk
's Index No.  
                                                                                  113895/01

                                - against -

COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL        :
CENTER, :

                        Defendant-Respondent.              :

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STATE OF NEW YORK     )
                                              )        ss.:
COUNTY OF NEW YORK )

          RALPH H. SPEKEN, M.D. and STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN, M.S., being duly sworn, depose and say:
          We are the pro se plaintiffs-appellants in this action. We are personally familiar with the facts and circumstances set forth below, and submit this affirmation in support of plaintiffs' motion, pursuant to CPLR 5602(a)(1)(i), for leave to appeal to this Court from the order of the Appellate Division, First Department, entered on April 29, 2003. Speken v. Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, ___ A.D.2d ___, ___N.Y.S.2d___ (1st Depít April 29, 2003). The Appellate Division's order affirmed, on the law, the order of the Supreme Court, New York County (Bransten, J.), entered on March 18, 2002, which had granted the motion by defendant-respondent Columbia Presbyterian dismissing the complaint.
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