GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner weighs in on accepting an award on behalf of Greenburgh from the Transport Support organization.
Earlier tonight (Monday, Dec.8) I accepted, on behalf of the town, an award from the Transplant Support organization This organization meets at Greenburgh Town Hall each month in the evening. Members of the organization are recipients of organ transplants.
It was a fascinating and inspirational evening. I met a man (Peter Sinnott III) whose life was saved when he had a heart transplant. A short time after his transplant he went skiing and than he ran the NYC marathon in a little more than 10 hours. I chatted with Hartsdale resident David Verge who always inspires me. Other attendees at the dinner had similar success stories - kidney transplants, lung, pancreas and other transplants.
The link to the organization is www.transplantsupport.org. What impressed me: The smiles on the faces of all the attendees. The members of the Transplant Support Organization are appreciative of the small things in life that many of us take for granted. They have been given a second chance at life. Don't get stressed over the small things.
Don't get angry when you face minor obstacles or setbacks. Enjoy every day. Be positive. And. if you or a family member requires a transplant, don't give up or get discouraged. Transplant survivors can live long, productive and happy lives. The transplant support organization can help those who require transplants feel good about the odds.
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