Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs attended LI TRIO’s annual Rose Garden Ceremony to honor Donor Families
Long Island Chapter of Transplant Recipients
International Organization Rose Garden Ceremony
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs attended LI TRIO’s annual Rose Garden Ceremony to honor Donor Families hosted by The Long Island Chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO).
The event took place on September 17th in Eisenhower Park. Speakers included healthcare professionals, members of the NY Organ Donor Network, organ and tissue recipients and, of course, the Donor Families.
“This is always such a moving and inspiring event and it is humbling to be in the presence of such outstanding individuals. My brother in law is a kidney/liver transplant survivor. I had the honor of meeting two young girls. One, Lauren Shields is a heart transplant survivor and the other, Gillian Cohen, is a liver transplant survivor. Words cannot adequately thank the Donor Families for their compassion at such a difficult time, nor can words express the awe one feels for those who have triumphed to live fruitful lives following the transplant they so desperately needed.”
During her tenure in the legislature, Legislator Jacobs has led the way with legislation banning smoking in all restaurants, bars and workplaces in the County. For the first time she has brought together elected officials from New York City, Suffolk and Westchester to work on developing a regional approach to this important health issue. In addition, she has worked together with Suffolk County leaders on several island-wide issues such as Medicaid reform, economic development, planning, public health and safety concerns.
Among her top priorities, Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs counts quality of life and child care issues. She has also been active in the fight against breast cancer, heart disease, and Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Legislator Jacobs serves as a member of the Rules Committee and is the Ranking member of Planning, Development & Environment.