Ames Students Learn About the Gift of Life
Ames Campus students learn the value of organ donation from LITRIO representatives.
Ninth-grade health students at Massapequa High School-Ames Campus learned about the impact of organ donation firsthand when guest speakers from Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LITRIO) discussed their incredible stories of serious health issues and second chances, thanks to the generosity of organ donors.
Speakers Bobby Seeback, a heart recipient and Jeffrey Fenn, a two-time kidney recipient have been to Ames several times to discuss their experiences and the impact organ donation has had on their lives and on the lives of their family members.
In addition, LeRoy Boison shared the story of his heart transplant. Massapequa parent, Dr. Scott Mollica spoke for the first time about his experience donating a kidney to his father
The presentation is coordinated each year by health education teacher Denise Baldinger who said, “These firsthand accounts illustrate the profound effects organ donation has on the lives of those in need,” she said. “Many students now understand the value of donating and the impact it could have on another human being’s life.”
The organ recipients gave the students bracelets, pens and book bags displaying the LITRIO logo as a thank you for inviting them to their school.
December 18, 2015
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