One-in-a-million son born to woman merely 3 feet tall

first_img Judging from her son’s long fingers and toes, “I think he’s going to be a tall boy,” Vasquez said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card His wife said the couple never gave up hope for parenthood. “We just took one day at a time. We had a lot of people praying for us. We just believed, … and here we have our son,” she told The Fresno Bee for a story Thursday. Baby Timothy weighed only 3 pounds, 7 ounces at birth because doctors had to deliver him eight weeks prematurely to protect the mother’s fragile health. The child did not inherit his mother’s genetic condition. “Eloysa had an adult metabolism moving through a pediatric-size body,” said obstetrician James Smith. “Her growing uterus was pressuring her entire abdomen,” making it hard for Vasquez to breathe. According to Stanford, only one in 25,000 to 50,000 births is to a mother with osteogenesis imperfecta, and such a live birth is even more rare when the mom has the severe form of the disorder with which Vasquez was born. Smith estimates Timothy’s birth was a one-in-a-million event. TULARE, Calif. – A San Joaquin Valley woman who weighs 37 pounds, is 3 feet tall and uses a wheelchair has given birth to her first child, overcoming serious odds and doubters who advised her to abandon her dream of motherhood. Eloysa Vasquez, 38, suffers from Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder that makes bones soft and easily broken. Her tiny, distorted body left little room for a fetus to grow, and Vasquez suffered two miscarriages before doctors at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital delivered her son, Timothy, by Cesarean section on Jan. 24. Vasquez’ husband, Roy, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, said his wife’s small stature can be deceiving. “She’s very strong. She’s a strong lady,” he said. last_img read more

Storms cause flooding, outages in N. California

first_img “Give yourself a little more time to get to your destination,” Chaney said. “It’s just going to take a little longer to get where you’re going.” The storm system was expected to bring heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada, where business at many ski resorts has been suffering due to the lack of snow. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Most of Sunday’s severe weather warnings were lifted by midafternoon, although wet weather was expected to continue until this evening, Walbrun said. More than 50,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers in the Bay Area were without power in the late afternoon, a number that was brought down to 34,000 by Sunday night, said PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. “Lightning damaged some of our overhead equipment and brought down our power lines,” he said. “As we have restored power, there have been fresh outages as well.” There also were scattered outages in the state’s central and north coast areas, but the hardest hit area was San Mateo County and San Francisco, Moreno said. The California Highway Patrol reported an increase in traffic crashes and flooding due to the storm, said Officer Ben Chaney. SAN FRANCISCO – Stormy weather brought strong winds and heavy rain to Northern California on Sunday, causing flooding, traffic crashes and power outages from Monterey to the Oregon border. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties about 10:15 a.m, said meteorologist Ryan Walbrun. Wind speeds were as high as 58 mph on the Golden Gate Bridge and 71 mph on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, Walbrun said. Flood advisories were issued throughout the Bay Area. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Napa County early Sunday morning. That storm then moved east to the Central Valley near Sacramento. last_img read more

Bees v Reading: Pritchard back

first_imgOn-loan Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard returns to the Brentford starting line-up for the game against Reading, with Toumani Diagouraga dropping back to the bench. The visitors make three changes, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming in along with Aaron Kuhl and Ryan Edwards.Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo, Judge, Pritchard, Jota; GraySubs: Bonham, Dean, Tebar, Toral, Diagouraga, Betinho, ProschwitzReading: Reading: Federici, Gunter, Obita, Hector, Pearce, Norwood, Kuhl, Robson-Kanu, Blackman, Edwards, Murray.Subs: Andersen, Long, Cooper, Taylor, Mackie, Cox, Pogrebnyak.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The sandbagging Warriors have load managed their way to the verge of a fifth straight NBA Finals

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/19/bang_201ecd4c-18e1-4dcd-bc17-5720a8766b19″]Columnist Dieter Kurtenbach on the Golden State Warriors Game 3 winPORTLAND, Ore. — It was frustrating, infuriating, and annoying, and it went on for seven months. But it’s absolutely paying big dividends right now.The Warriors organization has been proactive about — to steal a term from Lebron James — “load management” …last_img read more

Warriors let lead slip away, fall to Thunder 100-97

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — These Warriors have not been in this situation before.After coming back from 21 points down on Friday against the Utah Jazz only to lose by three, the Warriors (3-15) on Monday let a 15-point lead slip away in their 100-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-10) at Chase Center.For a team that has taken pride in their ability to play until the final buzzer despite double-digit deficits this season, …last_img read more

Clinton County Farm Bureau holds Local Issues Briefing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOn Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2018 Clinton County Farm Bureau held a Local Issues Briefing at the Annex building. A panel was brought together to show opposing views on State Issue 1 and the Children’s Services Levy and was open to the public for questions.In attendance were Richard Moyer (Clinton County prosecuting attorney), Kent Vandervort (levy chairman), Gina Speaks-Eshler (deputy director of Clinton County Job & Family Services), Judge Timothy Tepe (Warren County Common Pleas Court judge), and David Little (director of special projects for Yes on Issue One).Ohio Farm Bureau supports a No vote on Issue 1 and was shared by Brian Rhodes, Clinton County Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Team Co-leader. Clinton County Farm Bureau President Kym Parks was also present to moderate the program. Salads were donated by our group member and partner Bright Farms. A live video of the briefing is available on our Facebook page.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

China’s Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

first_imgJakarta, Aug 19 (AFP) Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table today. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men’s changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games’ opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second place. China snared 151 gold medals at the 2014 Games in Incheon, nearly double the total of home nation South Korea, as they extended their record of topping the table at each edition of the regional Olympics since 1982. Taiwan’s Tsai Tsemin took the first bronze of the Games as the two-week, 40-sport competition got underway in Jakarta and Palembang, a port city on Sumatra island. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more