Monday, May 28, 2012

Newsletter changes

Note from TRIO Akron-Canton's co-president, Walt Hinkel:

In order to simplify Mary Fread's life, Nancy and I volunteered to assume responsibility for the newsletter. We would like to thank Mary for all of her efforts over the years and hope that we can maintain her high standards.

If you ever have any items for an upcoming newsletter, please send them to Walt at wwh99 (at) aol (dot) com

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Amanda's "Give the Gift of Life"

Our very own Amanda Goodwin (Webmaster and Social Media Coordiantor) wrote a Letter to the Editor that was published in the Akron Beacon Journal during Donate Life month.
It was entitled, "Give the Gift of Life."

As April is Donate Life month, I would like to thank the family that provided me with the greatest gift of all, the gift of life. Nineteen months ago, at age 23, I was given a new liver by an organ donor. Because of this generous gift, I have been able to return to nursing school, volunteer for Lifebanc (our area’s organ donation and procurement agency) and travel to Ireland to study health care.
I have truly learned the value of each day and have a new outlook on life. I am filled with joy and gratitude.
There is a critical organ shortage in Northeast Ohio and across the United States. My hope is that more people will join the Ohio Donor Registry at or call 216-752-5433, 1-888-558-5433. Organ donation is the one unselfish gift that can save eight lives. My family is very grateful for the donor who saved mine, and I can now live a full, healthy life because of that single gift.
Amanda Goodwin
Check out Amanda's blog for newly updated Financial Resource and Support Resource pages that will be of help to transplant patients and their caregivers.