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Massapequa Observer - Schools

Freshmen Learn About The Gift Of Life

Ninth-grade health students at Massapequa High School-Ames Campus learned about the impact of organ donation firsthand when guest speakers from Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LI TRIO) — Bobby Seeback, a heart recipient, and Jeffrey Fenn, a two-time kidney recipient — discussed their incredible stories of sickness and second chances thanks to the generosity of organ donors.

Arranged by health education teacher Denise Baldinger, the presentations “bring to life the profound effects organ donation has on the lives of those in need,” she said. “Many students who may have found the topic hard to fathom now understand the value of donating and the impact it could have on another human being’s life.”

The organ recipients gave the students bracelets and book bags displaying the LITRIO logo as a thank you for inviting them to their school.