Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am
Baby Josiah closes his eyes and pushes his soft, hairless head into his mother’s chest, wrapping his chunky legs as far around her waist as they will reach. His hold is tight, clinging for the comfort and security — something he learned is a treasure after his parents traded their life in Lodi for a summer of treatments in the children’s ward at UCSF Medical Center.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am
Punching bags and exercise balls line the walls of Morgan’s Martial Arts, a small training center in Lodi’s industrial section. Inside on the matted floor, Kari Salinas connects combos with her bright-pink boxing gloves.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:56 pm
Emma Greene is off to UC Davis soon.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 am
Mandi Eisenbeis stood over her dad. It was a Thursday in May 2011 when she said her private goodbyes at a mortuary in Lodi. George "Randy" Eisenbeis had died young, felled at age 57 by a methamphetamine overdose.
Brianne “Bree” Plines, who was able to follow her dream of being a marketing director after a double-lung transplant last year, died on July 11, 2012.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 3:40 pm
The young woman with a room-brightening smile who received a lung transplant last spring has died.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi City Attorney Steve Schwabauer was injured in a bicycle
accident Sunday while participating in a fundraiser ride.
Paramedics received a call at 12:19 p.m. Sunday to respond to a
bicycle accident at Armstrong and Davis roads, said David Durand,
spokesperson for AMR.
Schwabauer told paramedic supervisor Steve Riley that he was in
a sprint to the finish line when the chain on his bike got lodged,
causing him to lose his balance and fall, Durand said. Schwabauer
grazed another rider, but the other rider did not suffer any
significant injuries, Durand said.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00 am
This letter is regarding the article "Emma Greene looks forward
to UC Davis following transplants."
Emma Greene relaxes at home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Greene
returned to Lodi on Dec. 24, 2011, after receiving a lung
transplant at the Stanford Medical Center in October.
Emma Greene looks through a scrapbook documenting her lung
transplant and recovery at home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00 am
Emma Greene is dancing again. Greene, 18, is also breathing
deeper and better. She can go shopping without toting along an
oxygen tank. And in September, she will start classes at the
University of California, Davis.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 4:01 pm
More good news: Emma Greene has been released from Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:42 pm
Good news: Emma Greene is out of ICU and may be released from
the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital next week.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:25 pm
Some great news: Emma Greene's follow up surgery on Monday was a
success and she's recovering and gaining strength.
Several families got together on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, to make a
get-well banner for Emma Greene, who underwent a lung and liver
transplant Saturday. The families will be delivering it to Greene’s
family Monday. Surrounding the banner are Alicia Pacheco, Katie
Ozminkowski, Camille Ramirez, Delaney Dietz, Chelscie Pacheco, Nick
Wikert, Samantha Wikert, Jake Ramirez and Ryan Osminkowski.
Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:15 pm
Lodi's Emma Greene underwent a lung and liver transplant
operation and was in stable condition Sunday night at the Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:00 am
Brianne Plines was very lucky to get a double-lung transplant.
There are now more than 110,000 people on the National Transplant
Waiting List, with over 50 percent of these people dying before
they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans
bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.
Brianne Plines, 23, at a relative's wedding in 2010.
A photograph of Brianne Plines in the early 1990s.
A childhood photograph of Brianne Plines.
Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:00 am
Brianne Plines is walking, talking and breathing all on her
These abilities sound effortless, but less than two weeks ago
Plines could not even take a breath without a machine's help.
Now, Plines has new strength — and fresh hope — after undergoing
a double-lung transplant. The surgery could mark major progress in
Plines' lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, a debilitating and
sometimes fatal genetic disease of the body's mucus glands that
often causes severe respiratory and digestive disorders.
Friday, May 27, 2011 4:24 pm
Her first day as a freshman, Emma Greene set a goal to become
class valedictorian. After facing unique challenges and setbacks,
and with the love and support of her family and friends, Greene has