November 13, 2012 |
ILEEN SUSAN Green was a fighter. Raising a child as a single mom with little help made her a fighter. Consciousness of the many political and social ills that needed addressing made her a fighter. Teaching students whom other teachers had given up on made her a fighter. Battling multiple health issues, including kidney failure, lung cancer, infections and several broken bones made her a fighter. And she was a fighter to the end. "She was always positive and upbeat," said her daughter, Kelly Lisa Green.
October 17, 2012 |
The math never made any sense to Crystal Perkins. Medicare paid more than $100,000 for her kidney transplant and for three years covered the bulk of the $2,400-a-month drug that kept her body from rejecting the organ. But then her Medicare coverage expired. For a few years she managed to keep up her medications, paying out of pocket or begging at pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. But eventually she started skipping doses, and by 2009, the kidney was failing and had to be removed.
September 14, 2012 |
A HANDFUL of sheriff's officers took their usual post around the defendant's table in a Camden County courtroom Thursday morning, ready to protect, subdue or simply watch over whoever took the seat there. But this time, they were waiting for one of their own. Officer Thomas W. Smith did not show up to court, though, and wasn't at his home later when another sheriff's officer showed up in a patrol car. Smith, according to a letter written to his attorney by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, was accused of taking drugs from the department evidence room, of which he was in charge, and giving them to several Camden prostitutes in exchange for sex, often in full uniform.
September 14, 2012 |
A handful of sheriff's officers took their usual post around the defendant's table in a Camden County courtroom Thursday morning, ready to protect, subdue or simply watch over whoever took the seat there. This time, though, they were waiting for one of their own. Officer Thomas W. Smith did not show up to court, though, and wasn't at his home later when another sheriff's officer showed up in a patrol car. Smith, according to a letter written to his lawyer by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, was accused of taking drugs from the department evidence room, of which he was in charge, and giving them to several Camden prostitutes in exchange for sex, often in full uniform.
July 12, 2012 |
CARLTON CORPREW tried to maintain his composure and not come off like a bad person. But a few people, and one man in particular, kept making negative comments and, finally, Corprew felt compelled to make a pointed comment. "I just kept hearing horror stories. That's all this one guy, especially, was giving me," Corprew said. "I reached the point where I had to tell him, ‘I don't mean any harm by this, but if it's not something positive, I don't want to hear it.'?" That exchange took place late in 2010, a few days after Corprew, an important basketball player for University City High in the 1981-82 season, received a kidney transplant and was undergoing a short stint of follow-up dialysis.
March 11, 2012 |
Aaron Bradley got to sing his favorite song at his own funeral Saturday, and when they played the tenor's recording of "Defying Gravity," it brought nearly everyone in the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown to tears. Afterward, the singing went on for hours at a reception with an assist from a Rutgers-Camden choir and impromptu karaoke from everyone else. For Trish and Andrew Maunder, who had given Bradley a home in 2004 and were making plans to adopt him, the celebration felt just right.
February 15, 2012 |
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia apologized Wednesday for the way it had communicated with the parents of Amelia Rivera, the 3-year-old disabled girl whose parents want her to have a kidney transplant. In a statement released with the approval of the Riveras, the hospital expressed regret for how it had handled the situation. Joe and Chrissy Rivera gained national attention in January when they said a hospital physician had recommended against such a transplant because of her mental disability.
February 1, 2012
A caption Tuesday with a photograph of the start of renovations at Dilworth Plaza incorrectly described the sources of funding for the project. The $50 million project is primarily funded by a $15.5 million state grant and a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, both made to the Center City District, which will construct and maintain the plaza. In addition, $5 million is coming from the city; $4.3 million from SEPTA; and other funds from foundations and corporations.
January 31, 2012 |
The parents of 3-year-old Amelia Rivera, the disabled girl who was initially rejected for a kidney transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, now say the hospital is willing to consider such an operation. The Riveras said they met with medical personnel at the hospital for one hour Friday, after which they were given instructions on how to proceed with a possible transplant - including how to have family members tested as potential donors. Chrissy and Joseph Rivera said they were not told whether their daughter, who goes by the nickname Mia, would be medically eligible.