A 2-year-old Lodi boy who needed not one, but two bone marrow transplants to save his life, came face to face with his donor Tuesday evening in the community of Morada.
Josiah Madrid has a rare, life threatening blood disease. It seemed his life was set when Daniel Childress of Phoenix came forward with a bone marrow match. But the first donation didn't work out, and Childress was asked to participate again and he accepted.
At Josiah's grandparents home Tuesday night in Morada, Childress walked through the door with his wife and daughter, to see the little boy he saved.
The timing couldn't be better. The two families are spending the Thanksgiving holiday together in San Joaquin County.