Lodi’s Patti Crawford gets a new lease on life following rare type of heart surgery
Lodi’s Patti Crawford talks about her heart surgery in an interview on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. On Feb. 7, 2012, surgeons performed a rare, high-risk procedure to replace a failed pulmonary heart valve, repair another valve and close a hole in Crawford’s heart, preventing her from needing a heart and lung transplant. Crawford, 49, was born with congenital heart failure. She was not expected to live long after her birth.
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am
It's not everyday someone gets excited to catch up on the household chores. But Patti Crawford of Lodi can't get enough of it.
"The other day I woke up and thought I would try to make the bed," she said. "I haven't made my own bed since junior high."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am.