- Well wishes for Brianne Plines
If you would like to send well wishes to Brianne Plines, please send them to Kaiser South Sacramento in care of Brianne Plines, 6600 Bruceville Road, Sacramento, CA, 95823.
- Cystic fibrosis at a glance
Brianne Plines used to suffer from cystic fibrosis. Below is some information on the disease.
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, progressive and possibly fatal genetic disease of the body's mucus glands that often causes severe respiratory and digestive disorder. In the United States, about 30,000 children and adults are affected by the disease.
Caucasians of Northern European ancestry have the greatest chance of being carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene.
Symptoms of cystic fibrosis include: salty-tasting skin; persistent coughing, wheezing or pneumonia; and excessive appetite but poor weight gain.
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi resident Brianne Plines turns 25 today. She will celebrate like most others do, with some type of cake — in her case she wants a Snickers cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory — a dinner of her choice and surrounded by friends and family.
But Plines is not going out to celebrate this year. Instead, she is staying in her hospital room at Kaiser South Sacramento, her family and her friends — and even her dachshund dogs Bella and Penelope — coming up to wish her a happy birthday.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 am.