A softball game helps celebrate a life and spread awareness
Source: WHEC NBC10 News
Bats clinked and fans cheered at the Third Annual Tribute to Noah softball game Saturday.
300 people came out not only for a chance to get out there and play, but to raise awareness about organ donation.
Noah Passero from Webster was only 8-years old when he passed away in 2008 waiting for a heart transplant.
Noah’s mom, Wendy Passero says that right now New York is 47th out of 50 states in the number of people signed up to be organ donors, and since her son's passing she's made it her goal to change that.
Even Noah himself was able to donate says Passero “We did donate his eyes. And two people were restored to perfect vision because of Noah. So they’re seeing life through Noah’s eyes which is cool.”
So while home runs were being hit, people signing up. In the past 2 years 78 people have agreed to become organ donors, and more than $50 thousand has been raised to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology fund.
For more information on donating go to the New York States Department of Health's website.