MacArthur Student Honored for Volunteerism and Advocacy

LEVITTOWN PATCH | Alex Castro

A kidney recipient, Michael Reed has advocated for organ donations and has spent years helping other kids like him.


Michael Reed -- a MacArthur High School student who received a new purpose in life when he received a kidney transplant -- was recently invited to speak at Stony Brook University Medical Center about the importance of being an organ donor in recognition of National Organ Donor Appreciation Day. In addition, he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his community service efforts with the medical center.

“I wanted to feel accomplished in life,” Reed said. “And working with the hospital and participating in more speaking engagements makes me feel like I have acquired that goal.” Continue reading
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