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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Plea for Organ Donors at Remembrance Ceremony in Harrison

HARRISON PATCH | By Lanning Taliaferro

On the fifth anniversary of the death of Joseph Acocella, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined with the Acocella family, Harrison Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont and organ donor advocates to pay their respects, and raise awareness for organ donations, during a ceremony at Harrison Town Hall.

“In many ways, it seems like just yesterday that Joe was with us, because his personality was such a remarkable one,” Astorino said. “He was always an inspiration to me, personally, and I often think about how he somehow managed to remain positive despite any challenges that stood in his way. His spirit certainly lives on here in Harrison and beyond, in our hearts and prayers.”

Since Acocella died at age 30 while awaiting a second kidney transplant, his family has worked tirelessly to advocate for organ donor registration. Continue reading
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