Stories of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Special
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we feature a collection of stories about
what local people are thankful for.
Today, Kay Takeuchi is doing something she's never been able to do before: Teaching her twin grandsons to make cranberries and cornbread for their family's holiday feast.
Mike Swartz was sitting on his sofa at about 12:30 a.m. in early June when, suddenly, he couldn't breathe and fell to the floor.
Imagine two people with the same chronic disease meeting through a support group, falling in love and getting married.
After watching her twin sister struggle for years with liver failure, Lodi resident Melinda Kissler is thankful to have her best friend healthy and able to participate in Thanksgiving this year.
When Jeff Johnston found a cell signal and turned on his phone at 8:30 a.m. on the last Sunday of May, he had three text messages from his wife, Nanci Johnston.
At the age of 11, Betty Davis began a life of addiction. A sixth-grade drop-out, she took to the streets living a life filled with alcohol, meth and marijuana. Thirty-five years later, the now 49-year-old grew weary of hitting rock bottom. While incarcerated, she began asking for a program to help her get back on her feet.