Riverside County Regional Medical Center Honors Organ Donor, Riverside, California
RCRMC Honors Organ Donor with Memorial Portrait to Be Placed on Donate Life Float 2011 Rose Parade
Moreno Valley, Ca - Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC), in collaboration with OneLegacy, the organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, will honor Amanda Katherine Seraphin, an organ donor who died at the hospital after a tragic equestrian accident in 2003.
Seraphin gave the gift of life and saved four lives. Her mother and large extended family will be on site to decorate a “floragraph” or memorial portrait, which will be placed on the 2011 Donate Life Rose Parade float, Seize the Day!
Last week, Amanda’s mother and uncle met two of her organ recipients; both will be present with their families to help decorate her floragraph.
Amanda’s mother, Liz Seraphin, is so grateful that RCRMC will host this event.
She said, “Amanda will never have a wedding or another birthday celebration, so this is her celebration.” Who: Among those attendance will be
- Liz Seraphin, (West Los Angeles), mother of 25-year old organ donor, Amanda Katherine Seraphin.
- Jim Barnett, (Lancaster), Amanda’s kidney and pancreas recipient. Since his transplant, he has become a grandfather to six grandkids.
- Arturo Nunez, (Corona), Amanda’s liver recipient. His family had been told to organize his funeral three days before his transplant. He will come with this wife and five adult children.
When: Tuesday, December 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Riverside County Regional Medical Center
26520 Cactus Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
(At lobby level in the Medical Mall, in front of Arbor Vitae)
Contact: Lisa Bernfeld, JDI Communications, (310) 556-3227, email@example.com
ChaiTae Hasty-Rodriguez, RCRMC Public Affairs, (951) 486-4468, firstname.lastname@example.org
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