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August 2, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Orange County residents Travis Finnern and Paul Seville are among the more than 1,200 athletes from across the country who will compete in the National Kidney Foundation's 1994 U.S. Transplant Games. This biennial, Olympic-style event will take place Wednesday through Sunday at Emory University in Atlanta. All the athletes are former transplant patients who have received donated organs such as kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs.
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August 28, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
In this summer of athletic achievement, Scott Klein's Olympic moment ended in tears on a rain-soaked track during the 4-by-100-meter relay. The race was over in less than a minute. His journey to the starting line was another story. A year ago, the 36-year-old Valencia resident could barely breathe, let alone run, after cystic fibrosis clogged his lungs and threatened his life.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
In this summer of athletic achievement, Scott Klein's Olympic moment ended in tears on a rain-soaked track during the 4-by-100-meter relay. The race was over in less than a minute. His journey to the starting line was another story. A year ago, the 36-year-old Valencia resident could barely breathe, let alone run, after cystic fibrosis clogged his lungs and threatened his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Orange County residents Travis Finnern and Paul Seville are among the more than 1,200 athletes from across the country who will compete in the National Kidney Foundation's 1994 U.S. Transplant Games. This biennial, Olympic-style event will take place Wednesday through Sunday at Emory University in Atlanta. All the athletes are former transplant patients who have received donated organs such as kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind that it was high noon on one of the hottest, stickiest, smoggiest days of the year. Carmen Arroyo was on a sizzling tennis court, playing her heart out. Not to mention her left and right lungs. Arroyo is a triple-organ transplant recipient from Denver. And she was one of 838 competitors from across the country and Canada who gathered Friday in Westwood and Encino for the 1992 U.S.
NEWS
January 26, 1995
A 36-year-old Covina woman will be among 50 participants in the first U.S. Winter Transplant Games for recipients of lifesaving organ transplants. The event will be held in Aspen, Colo., from Feb. 3-7. Julie Ann Shambra, who received a kidney and pancreas transplant in October, 1993, will participate in the Olympic-style skiing competition organized by the National Kidney Foundation. Shambra had suffered from diabetes, which destroyed her kidneys. The new pancreas eliminated the diabetes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Ventura resident Carol Furst was edged out of a medal at the U. S. Transplant Games, but she is setting her sights on Vancouver, Canada, where she plans to compete next year in the shotput against other transplant recipients. Furst finished fourth among seven female competitors 45 years and older in the 50-yard freestyle race at UCLA. Furst, a heart recipient who will turn 70 in October, was by far the oldest swimmer in the race and the only one who was not a kidney recipient.
NEWS
July 17, 1992 | BETTIJANE LEVINE
Attorney Jerry Edelstein was in great shape as he left the L.A. Sports Club the morning of Feb. 13, 1990. "I'd been eating right, sleeping right, didn't do drugs or alcohol and worked out every day," says Edelstein. But Edelstein suddenly felt weak, short of breath, incredibly ill. Embarrassed to ask for help, he managed to walk into Cedars-Sinai and sit down under his own power--then he passed out. "When I woke up a week later, I had a new heart," Edelstein says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Three years after receiving a new heart, Ventura resident Carol Furst will compete this weekend in a swimming race near the medical center where she underwent a transplant operation. Furst is one of about 800 transplant recipients who will participate in the 1992 U.S. Transplant Games scheduled Thursday through Sunday at UCLA. As one of the oldest participants, she plans to swim the 50-yard freestyle against competitors 45 years and up, with her husband, Ralph, cheering her on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind that it was high noon on one of the hottest, stickiest, smoggiest days of the year. Carmen Arroyo was on a sizzling tennis court, playing her heart out. Not to mention her left and right lungs. Arroyo is a triple-organ transplant recipient from Denver. And she was one of 838 competitors from across the country and Canada who gathered Friday in Westwood and Encino for the 1992 U.S.
HEALTH
January 7, 2002
When Inger Jessen took the gold medal in swimming at the 1999 Transplant Olympics in Budapest, Hungary, at the age of 58, she did it for a 19-year-old boy who died in a car accident and his family. They had made it possible. But there was a time when Jessen, who lives in Huntington Beach, couldn't walk across a room, let alone swim across a pool. At 39, she had been diagnosed with cardio sclerosis, an inherited condition that causes rapid buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries.
SPORTS
July 10, 2008 | JERRY CROWE
Elton Brand stayed with the Clippers five years longer than he ever intended, which might be why it took only a slight nudge to push him away. ... If Brand's agent is to be believed, Donald Sterling and the Clippers not only blew it in failing to retain a player who was the face of their franchise, they insulted him too -- though David Falk never actually mentioned Sterling by name. ... Falk called him only "the owner." ...
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