Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father Frank. Both men are firefighters in Bellport, Long Island.
The back-to-school essay, “What I did this summer,” took on special meaning this year for a bunch of kids from New Jersey.
More than 1.25 million times a year, someone has a heart attack in this country. Most will actually survive a first heart attack but often with damage to the heart muscle, damage that eventually, perhaps years later, catches up with the victim and causes heart failure.
For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.