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Mary Pat Kessler will be inviting the BCA Team to participate in something that is very dear to her, the Gift of Life Family House. Volunteers are able to visit the Gift of Life Family House on a regular basis to provide comfort and support by participating in Group Cooking Sessions. Family members who are anxiously awaiting good news about loved ones are able to relax and engage in their own shared activities by cooking with volunteers from the community. It’s just a small way to lift everyones spirits.
What is a Shared Activity? Reference our recent Blog post by Clicking Here.
Congratulations to our very own Mary Pat Kessler who will be the Keynote Speaker for Gift of Life’s Living Donor Ceremony on March 8th. She has been asked to speak about her life post organ donation. Mary Pat donated her kidney to her younger sister, Anne Marie, in 2008. Anne is the mother of three young children and doing well. Mary Pat serves on the Board of Directors for the Gift of Life Family House, a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families.
There are more than 5,300 people in the Philadelphia region waiting to obtain a life-saving kidney transplant. This programs serves to provide information and education to medical professionals, the general public, patient and potential living donors in our area.
Come and support Mary Pat as she speaks from personal experience and from the heart! If you would like to attend this event please email Mary Pat firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, March 5th. More info is here: http://www.donors1.org/livingdonation/livingkidneydonation/
In honor of two loved ones who recently passed, Mary Pat Kessler of BCA, is cultivating awareness to raise enough funding for a permanent garden at the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia. It will be a beautiful, peaceful space to sit or pray. In exchange of a store bought item you can give the Gift of Life, Click Here to learn more, or make a donation of any size to help Mary Pat reach her ultimate goal.
Click more to see fun photos of Mary Pat (who ran in honor of Sara and Paul) and others from the most recent Philadelphia Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »