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Medical Miracle as Adopted Son Gets to Repay Mom With a Kidney

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFacing 7 or 8 years on the organ donor waiting list, an ailing Massachusetts mom, having exhausted all possibilities for kidney matches with blood relatives, found her miracle organ match in her grown adopted son from El Salvador.“Our family learned that my mom and I were a perfect match — for both blood and tissue,” donor Jonathan S. Swartz told the Good News Network. “I want people out in the world to know that miracles do happen!”It has been more than a year since the surgeries and the transplant has turned out beautifully for mom and son. But, Jonathan wasn’t always so healthy.When his parents filed for adoption, El Salvador was in the midst of civil war. Money sent by the future parents to care for the infant in the months before his departure, was not spent on his food and health care, but instead, confiscated and used for weapons within the insurgency.Finally in May of 1980, the malnourished and sickly five month-old baby was transferred to the loving arms of his American parents.“My Mom was constantly taking me to doctors’ appointments for things varying from ear infections to strep throat — I even needed to be hospitalized for asthma,” said Swartz. “My mom would spend the day at the hospital with me and my dad would come to the hospital at every night, sitting in my hospital room while I slept.”Later, Lauren Swartz contracted diabetes and her health steadily deteriorated over 25 years until her kidneys were ravaged. Although Jonathan immediately volunteered to be a donor, his parents didn’t want their son to go through the invasive procedure. But when all else failed, the two were tested for a possible match. Against all odds, these two, from differing backgrounds and bloodlines, aligned perfectly.The ever-grateful adopted son said he likes to tell this story to everyone, “To give them hope, if nothing else.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Red 1970-1974 Houston Astros Hat

first_img 17 0 0 Share on other sites Share this post 17 0 17 0 By BamaHater, June 13, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share this post Share this post 2 BamaHater BamaHater 3 nope it’s red. I just got it today BamaHater Share this post Link to post 22,645 cheo25 Location:Burnsville, MN 567 TruColor If anyone doubts that the real 71-74 hats were dark orange, not truly red, check this clip 74_AS_Game At the 1:00 minute mark, Cincinnati Red Joe Morgan passes right by Astro Cesar Cedeno and the diference between Reds Red and Astros Orange is clear.Pantone, Here is what I find confusing: the 1971-1974 hats were darker “Houston Astros Orange”, OK. Which color presents the light orange used on the Astros hats 1975-1982 hats and also the light orange star on the 1982-1993 dark hats? Let me look into this…I thought Todd and I had nailed this down, but maybe they DID use a darker Orange during that time-period. I’m still confident that it wasn’t Red though.I’ll keep you all updated… 216 posts Followers 0 5 Members Share this post 14,762 posts Next Good Astros site is www.astrosdaily.com.Lots of old baseball card shots from all years may have what you are looking for… five boroughs, one City. Share this post TruColor 304 posts 0 Link to post Share on other sites 0 0 4 I think its accually Navy and Orange. Could be wrong though. 583 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Link to post 99 Link to post Share this post 567 10,716 216 posts Share on other sites Share this post 0 Link to post 0 Link to post 567 No offense, my friend, but I’ll put Pantone’s work over your “months” any day.And yes, some of the colors in Okonnen’s book are wrong. That’s a fact – some entries printed darker than others, when we know that the team didn’t change colors. 0 Share on other sites Members 4 Here is a link to Distant Replays for the red hat. It is the Houston Astros Red Color. Red Astros Hat 2 Posted June 13, 2006 567 Red 1970-1974 Houston Astros Hat Share on other sites 0 Members Posted June 13, 2006 Posted June 13, 2006 VitaminD Members Sports Logo News 22,645 74-inch DNA vector Members Members SiddFinch 567 Posted June 13, 2006 Hmm. The Astros never had a red cap until this latest redesign upon moving out of the Astrodome. They had an orange hat through the early 1980s, but never a red one back then. The team colors were navy and orange. Granted, the orange appeared dark sometimes – especially when they started wearing it in 1971 – but if you mean red like what the Cardinals or Phillies wear, then… no, they never had a red cap in the 1970s.The only red was on the jerseys when they went to the rainbow-bellied uniforms from 1975-86 (and perhaps the pants at some point). Even that picture looks more like a red-orange than an actual red cap, but maybe that’s my mind being influenced by what it knows from history. 4 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 14,762 posts The Astros did indeed where red uniforms and red caps from 1971-1974. They switched to range caps in 1975.That baseball card is accurate. TruColor 17 otherwilds Posted June 13, 2006 Page 1 of 7   0 0 SiddFinch 2 0 Sign in to follow this   BamaHater 567 Prev Members Members SportsLogos.Net 567 0 griffin128 789 posts 567 Share on other sites Sports Logos BamaHater 0 BamaHater 0 Share this post 31,371 posts 0 Methinks somebody will not admit owning amything posibly orange as in Big Orange…Tennessee Vol orange… Found this pic of Bob Watson form 1972. The hat looks red like the one I got. Share this post Posted June 13, 2006 Recommended Posts Share on other sites Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Link to post Members Sports Logos Next Posted June 13, 2006 cheo25 216 posts grubstreet Location:Burnsville, MN Link to post Go To Topic Listing 1 Posted June 13, 2006 Sports Logo News 0 567 Share on other sites TruColor 0 Link to post Members Link to post 17 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Members Posted June 13, 2006 Gothamitecenter_img 17 TruColor 5 Posted June 13, 2006 I found this from dressed to the ninesThis is from 1974. It looks like the hat is red.This is from 1976 and you can clearly tell the hat is orange. griffin128 Share on other sites Members Share this post 0 …continuing through today:I love Marc Okkonen’s work, but color accuracy is not his forte.It was NOT Red…it’s a somewhat darker Orange…the Orange and Navy Blue continued over from the Colt .45 uniforms. 2 0 Share on other sites Posted June 13, 2006 BamaHater 0 BamaHater 0 BamaHater Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC 216 posts Share on other sites 299 Link to post griffin128 0 Hmm. The Astros never had a red cap until this latest redesign upon moving out of the Astrodome. They had an orange hat through the early 1980s, but never a red one back then. The team colors were navy and orange. Granted, the orange appeared dark sometimes – especially when they started wearing it in 1971 – but if you mean red like what the Cardinals or Phillies wear, then… no, they never had a red cap in the 1970s.The only red was on the jerseys when they went to the rainbow-bellied uniforms from 1975-86 (and perhaps the pants at some point). Even that picture looks more like a red-orange than an actual red cap, but maybe that’s my mind being influenced by what it knows from history. What he said.If that hat is truely Red, then it’s probably incorrect.It’s SUPPOSED to be Orange. Members Posted June 13, 2006 1,155 posts 0 Share on other sites 53,285 posts 0 VitaminD 14,762 posts Link to post 299 cubbies06 567 567 Posted June 13, 2006 3 Link to post 1 Share this post 567 5,450 posts Share on other sites Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Prev Members Members Red 1970-1974 Houston Astros Hat griffin128 Forums Home Page 1 of 7   0 22,645 Posted June 13, 2006 0 Location:New Orleans Location:Left of Dead Center Followers 0 Share this post 14,762 posts Link to post TruColor 4 Location:Sacramento, California Share on other sites Location:Burnsville, MN 6 TruColor This topic is now closed to further replies. Members 2 cubbies06 Share on other sites 567 Share this post Sign in to follow this   grubstreet 99 Funny. I just picked up an old baseball photography book while second handing, and i wanted to post this astros picture. The caption says 1975, so it doesnt answer all the questions like pantone just did, but it sure is a nice photoThat would be the Astros uniform from 1972-74. The Astros switched to orange caps in 1971 and had uniforms without the collar and sleeve coloring in 1971 before adding it in 1972. They switched to the rainbow scheme in 1975.As for the “red” look, I would chalk that up to bad color reproduction on the press that printed those early 1970s baseball cards. TruColor FiddySicks TruColor No.The Astros wore Orange…it was NOT Red.Here’s the history: Posted June 13, 2006 0 Share this post Posted June 13, 2006 Funny. I just picked up an old baseball photography book while second handing, and i wanted to post this astros picture. The caption says 1975, so it doesnt answer all the questions like pantone just did, but it sure is a nice photo:1975 Astrosps: I find it odd that the astros would ditch the colt .45s orange, go to red, just to go back to orange again.pps: If anyones interested, i’ll post some more from this book, including dave parker in the pirates banana unis, smoking what may be a joint in the dugout of a spring training game Share on other sites BamaHater 0 Members Members TruColor 10,716 Members otherwilds Here is a link to Distant Replays for the red hat. It is the Houston Astros Red Color. Red Astros Hat Listen…Todd Radom and I spent a lot of time together on the phone and via emails researching the Astros’ color history. In case you didn’t know, Todd provided most of the color estimates for the Cooperstown Collection graphics, and the colors I provide there are taken from a combination of official documents (re: MLB Style Guide) and other legitimate sources.I stand by my color swatches – as most of you know, they are generated using actual Pantone values, and represent the colors as accurately as you’re gonna get.You find me a single official MLB document that EVER referred to that color as Red, and me and Todd and the MLB Creative Services Dept. will eat our shorts (hmmm…I probably should only speak for myself, huh?).It was Orange, Orange, Orange.Not Red.End of story.Don’t use photographic evidence as proof…it’s not a constant. Pantone colors are for the most part. Sure, CMYK values can change slightly over time, but the differences are relatively subtle.Bonus – the color was 172 C. CMYK breakdown: C-00, M-66, Y-88, K-00. Formula mix: Yellow 25%, Warm Red 75%. All Activity Posted June 13, 2006 0 567 Share this post Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Posted June 13, 2006 Share this post Link to post 2,287 posts 0 99 0 304 posts Link to post I have spent months going through photos of baseball hats to compile a master hat list. The Astros did in fact wear a red hat from ’71-’74. It’s absolutely not a poor color reproduction, because in no way would it always show up in every photo as red over a 4 year period. Then suddenly the photos show it as orange in ’75. What happened, they suddenly figured out true color printing after 4 years of messing it up.Also, they are completely different colors in the Okkonen book. Are we to beleive that that is just a case of poor printing too? 0 0 Link to post 6 Just bought this red Star H cap from Distant Replays. My question to you is if you know of any pictures of them wearing them that is in color. I’ve only seen black and white ones. FiddySicks Gothamite Posted June 13, 2006 Posted June 13, 2006 14,762 posts 0 216 posts 65 posts Link to post Link to post Location:where the populace is all Flyered up 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Location:Louisiana Share this post If anyone doubts that the real 71-74 hats were dark orange, not truly red, check this clip 74_AS_Game At the 1:00 minute mark, Cincinnati Red Joe Morgan passes right by Astro Cesar Cedeno and the diference between Reds Red and Astros Orange is clear.Pantone, Here is what I find confusing: the 1971-1974 hats were darker “Houston Astros Orange”, OK. Which color presents the light orange used on the Astros hats 1975-1982 hats and also the light orange star on the 1982-1993 dark hats? 0 Share this post 0 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE 0 Forums Home 4 299 All Activity The artist formally known as Bucfan56 10,716 Location:Burnsville, MN 567 Red 1970-1974 Houston Astros Hatlast_img read more

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