By Sondra Murphy
Instead of the usual secret Santa exchange, staff at the Ojai Valley News decided to find a local family that could use a little extra holiday cheer this season. We knew we had found the perfect candidate to sponsor this Christmas when we learned about Marcela Crawford.
Crawford’s kidneys began failing with the birth of her last child, now 8 years old. In February 2005, Crawford started dialysis treatments at Santa Paula Dialysis. She currently goes for dialysis three times a week for at least four hours per treatment. “I know the machine is