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January 31, 2008 | By Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center announced yesterday an alliance they say will allow kidney-transplant patients who live in Delaware and Chester Counties to receive most of their care close to home. Under the agreement, people who need kidney transplants can receive their evaluation, pre- and postoperative treatment at Crozer, in Upland Township. The transplant surgery itself would be done at Temple in North Philadelphia by surgeons who work at both Temple and Crozer.
SPORTS
August 17, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
San Antonio Spurs star Sean Elliott was in stable condition yesterday after undergoing a kidney transplant, receiving a healthy organ from his brother, Noel. "The kidney's functioning well," said Francis Wright, who performed the transplant at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. "Sean had no problems at all and Noel had no problems. " Wright said Elliott could be released next week. Doctors have said it would take two to three months before they'll know whether Elliott, who plays guard and forward, could try to continue to play basketball, but he has said he hopes to return to the game.
LIVING
April 5, 1996 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News and USA Today
Erma Bombeck, 69, was reported doing well yesterday after a Wednesday kidney transplant at the Medical Center of the University of California-San Francisco. The humor columnist, who's been undergoing four-times-daily dialysis at her Paradise Valley, Ariz., home has waited for a suitable donor for several years. Her kidneys were damaged by anti-cancer drugs she started taking in 1990 after a mastectomy. LOCALLY CONNECTED Vet Hollywood song and dance man Donald O'Connor will join actress Ann Blyth to do a benefit for West Philly's St. Ignatius Nursing Home April 30 at the Bellevue Hotel.
SPORTS
December 18, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Alonzo Mourning is scheduled to undergo kidney transplant surgery tomorrow in New York, two sources told the Miami Herald yesterday. Mourning announced his retirement from basketball on Nov. 24 because of complications from kidney disease and has been actively searching for a matching kidney donor since. The New Jersey Nets, Mourning's last team, confirmed the impending surgery. Mourning has received several offers from potential donors in the past month, and it is believed he is receiving a kidney from one of those donors.
SPORTS
December 20, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Alonzo Mourning underwent kidney transplant surgery and was in good condition. The surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Hospital yesterday came less than a month after Mourning retired from the New Jersey Nets because of a kidney disease. The donor, a family member, also was in good condition. "Alonzo asks that all those who offered to donate a kidney to him extend that generosity to others who are waiting for transplants," his agent, Jeffrey Wechsler, said in a statement released after the surgery was completed.
SPORTS
February 28, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Joe Torre's brother could undergo a kidney transplant in the next couple of months after tests determined two of his children are a match for the procedure. Former major leaguer Frank Torre, the brother of the New York Yankees' manager, needs the operation because of medication he has taken since receiving a new heart more than a decade ago. "He's excited," Joe Torre said yesterday. "It could be a month, it could be 2 months. There are other tests that have to be taken, not as far as matchups, for whoever the donor is going to be, physicalwise.
NEWS
February 16, 1994 | by Barbara Laker, Daily News Staff Writer
Doctors call him the Miracle Kid. His mother says he's blessed. But Sharrod Williams says he's just happy to be alive. A year and a half ago, 10-year-old Sharrod beat the odds by surviving the horror of bacterial meningitis. Most children die from the disease. He lived, but not without a struggle. Because the disease struck so quickly, it shut down the oxygen supply to his limbs and did irreparable damage. To save his life, his gangrenous legs were amputated above the knees and his arms were amputated at the elbows in October 1992.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
It was fall 1993, and Henri Gutner's kidneys were continuing to fail. He was always tired, his complexion was green, and he was sleeping as much as 20 hours a day. "I had him maybe six hours a day when he was capable of doing anything," recalls his wife, Jeri. With his kidney function down to 8 percent, Gutner, then 43, was told he was facing dialysis and the inevitable disruption it would bring to his - and his wife's - life. "I said, 'There's no way I'm sending my young husband to dialysis,' " said Jeri Gutner, who is five years younger.
SPORTS
July 17, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John Fuscellaro Jr. has lived his life the way he has performed on the athletic field - in a heroic fashion. His list of athletic achievements and admirers continues to grow. For instance, last year he played quarterback for the first time and ended up making the all-star team while competing for Gloucester Township's 130-pound team. Now a junior at Highland, the 5-foot-6, 126-pound Fuscellaro recently went on a power surge that belies his smallish frame. While playing for Blackwood's 16-and-under Del Val League team, he hit two home runs in a game twice in a week.
NEWS
October 16, 2002 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old Chester County felon will die without a kidney transplant and, by delaying a prison sentence yesterday, a judge gave him a chance to obtain one. Lamont Alan Greenidge of West Chester has had kidney problems since he was 9 and requires dialysis three times a week, defense attorney Laurence Harmelin said. But Greenidge's medical problems did not stop him from getting in trouble with the law. On Nov. 2, police said Greenidge got into a verbal altercation with Benito Alamo Sr. on Matlack Street in West Chester.
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July 3, 2016 | By Casey Gilman, Staff Writer
Joe Tarrant's family had plenty of reasons to worry about him. Complications during his birth left him developmentally disabled. By the time he was 5, doctors discovered that only one of his kidneys was fully functional. Decades of wear on his healthy kidney ultimately destroyed that organ. By age 40, he required a kidney transplant. Still, Joe led a full life, including lots of outdoor activities. "His kidney was fine. His heart was fine," big brother Patrick Tarrant, who lives in Newtown, recalled recently.
NEWS
March 22, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Like most of us, Kathleen Barrowclough, 70, was born with only two kidneys. So, she couldn't save both her brother and her sister, who each needed a kidney transplant to stay alive. "My brother said, 'I won't take your kidney, because Nancy is going to need it,' " Barrowclough recalled, and although the story is 20 years old, the retired nurse from Hockessin, Del., can't say it without a catch in the throat. "He refused," she said, and then bravely made a stab at a joke about needing Kleenex.
NEWS
January 4, 2016
NEW YORK Cities get orders on sheltering homeless New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's ordering cities statewide to take homeless people from the street to shelters when temperatures freeze. Cuomo said Sunday he signed an executive order to protect the homeless. It takes effect Tuesday. The order came as temperatures in parts of the state were dipping below 32 degrees. It calls for police departments and social service agencies to move people into shelters, including those reluctant to go. The governor says the order is necessary to protect people from hypothermia and potential death.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
In more than four years on the waiting list for a kidney, Deborah Husmann had eight phone calls about a possible organ match. Each time, the kidney was a better fit for someone else, until - of all the weekends - Pope Francis was in town. And Husmann was close to an hour and a half away, camping in the middle of the Jersey Pinelands. No matter. She made it by ambulance with an escort from New Jersey and Pennsylvania state police, and was in good spirits Sunday, the day after her four-hour operation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2015
Steve Friedman, was a local radio/TV personality known as "Mr. Movie" to film buffs throughout a large part of North America. The Harrisburg native had a lifelong passion for motion pictures and an encyclopedic memory that made him a one-man IMDB.com decades before the Internet existed. His ability to retain minute details of virtually every film he ever watched bordered on the supernatural. Friedman, who died while awaiting a kidney transplant at age 62, in 2009, spent several decades as the region's go-to guy about all things movies, primarily as the host of a late-night Saturday program on WPHT-AM (1210)
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
MARY PITTS-DEVINE is a survivor. She beat breast cancer and had a kidney transplant, all through God's grace, her LinkedIn profile says. Now, Pitts-Devine, 46, is fighting for her life once more. She remained in critical condition last night at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was taken Sunday after her neighbor ambushed her with a gun before turning the weapon on himself, police sources said. Just before 11 a.m., Steven Outlaw confronted Pitts-Devine inside the first-floor stairwell of their apartment building on Spruce Street near 45th in Spruce Hill, a normally quiet section of West Philly.
NEWS
February 25, 2015
ISSUE | OVERSIGHT Another mystery for the faithful Once again, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has released as little information as possible regarding a priest, the Rev. Louis J. Kolenkiewicz, who was put on leave over allegations ("Priest in Bucks is put on leave," Feb. 16). We are at least assured that the allegations did not involve illegal or inappropriate contact with a minor, but what allegations against Kolenkiewicz is the archdiocese reviewing? This sounds like Chaput's definition of the accountability and transparency promised by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
NEWS
January 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clarence L. Watts, 82, a probation administrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, died Friday, Jan. 9, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Watts had undergone a kidney transplant 17 years ago. Last year, he developed lymphoma, which could have been related to the transplant or the immunotherapy necessary to keep the transplanted kidney functioning well over time. Doctors are not sure. "He had a really long run," said his wife, Rosalyn Jones Watts.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
One hundred thousand Americans are waiting for kidney transplants. Wesley Adams is but one of them. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the 26-year-old Blackwood man rises at 3:30 a.m. By 4:10, he's on the Access Link van. By 4:45, he's at DaVita Dialysis in Pennsauken. By 5 a.m., he's ready for the first shift in the dialysis chair, where he will sit for four hours. Adams is the youngest of 120 dialysis patients at DaVita, and among the youngest in America. If he does not receive a kidney transplant by August, he will have completed four years of dialysis.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
MA'AKE KEMOEATU is the oldest of four football-playing, Tongo-born brothers. Chris and Ma'ake, who both played at the University of Utah, were fortunate enough to make it to the NFL. Chris played offensive guard for seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ma'ake, a nose tackle, had a 9-year career during which he played for the Ravens (twice), Panthers and Redskins. As the older brother, Ma'ake has always been there for his younger siblings. Chris, who is 31, had his career cut short in 2012 after learning that he would need a kidney transplant.
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