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SPRING 2014 VOLUME 5

ISSUE 1

A PUBLICATION OF NJ SHARING NETWORK

Donate Life Float Spreads Healing Message ROSE PARADE: JOURNEY OF HOPE Partner hospitals unite to spread message of life


New Year’s Day of 2014 will be a special memory for me. I was fortunate to join a delegation of organ and tissue recipients and donor families from New Jersey who traveled to Pasadena to witness the 125th-annual Rose Parade.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Vito Pulito Chair

Bruce I. Goldstein, Esq. Vice Chair

Howard A. Nelson Treasurer

Marc H. Lory

I cheered and snapped photos along Colorado Boulevard, watching a color-drenched parade filled with brilliant floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units. But what truly made it memorable was the Rose Parade Donate Life float, decorated in “floragraphs” of people who made the generous gift of organ and tissue donation. It was the ideal platform for donor families, living donors and transplant recipients to inspire the world to save and heal those in need. The float honored three New Jersey donors and celebrated the health of two New Jeresey transplant recipients, sending our message of hope and compassion to millions of viewers around the world.

Secretary

Patrick M. Buddle, MD Margaret Dreker

One poignant element this year was the rose dedication garden that made up part of the float. I was especially pleased that the CEO of every one of our hospital partners participated in a rose dedication ceremony to send a message of support. I can’t begin to explain how critical it is for us to work closely with our hospital partners to effectively save more lives throughout the state.

Bonnie Evans Edward J. Florio, Esq. Michael P. Hedden Aline M. Holmes, RN Anthony L. Marchetta

This magazine includes a story about the people who flew cross-country to participate in the Donate Life float, and express their appreciation to living donors and the families of other donors.

Vijay Rajput, MD Timothy J. Touhey

ADVISORY BOARD Mark J. Zucker, MD Chair

Loretta Aigner, RN

And, as a follow-up to the cover story in the last issue, it is my pleasure to report Dorothea Duffy has received the kidney she has waited years for and already has big plans to participate in our annual 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race. Dorothea’s story is yet another reinforcement of the work we do at NJ Sharing Network, and how our community always comes together to provide healing and hope for those waiting for a second chance at life. Looking into 2014, we have many exciting events in the works. We are making plans for Donate Life Month in April with the 54 hospitals in our service area. Donate Life Month activities include National Blue & Green Day, the Annual Volunteer Conference/5K Kickoff event, hospital flag raisings and MVC visits, all taking place in April.

Gail Clegg Roseann DiBrienza, RN, MS Stuart R. Geffner, MD Michael Gould, MD Sarah E. Jensen, Esq.

In addition, we will very soon have our annual reunion of friends, donor families, recipients, volunteers and hospital partners at our 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race set for Sunday, June 8.

David A. Laskow, MD James Lim, MD Debra L. Morgan, MSW, LCSW

I am appreciative of the support NJ Sharing Network continues to receive. Even with our hard work and successes, I am compelled to stay focused on the fact that nearly 5,000 people remain on the transplant waiting list in New Jersey. As we focus on a new year, we are more dedicated than ever to make the waiting list a thing of the past.

Shamkant Mulgaonkar, MD Trish O’Keefe, RN, MSN Ty J. Olson, MD John S. Radomski, MD Prakash Rao, PhD, MBA, FACHE, HCLD Bruce Stroever Harry Sun, MD Dorian J. Wilson, MD

You can help… Please look for more ways to encourage friends, family, colleagues, co-workers and others to become registered organ and tissue donors. Reach out to NJ Sharing Network as a resource; we are always looking for new venues to highlight our mission. Thank you, once again, for all you do. My best wishes.

EDITORIAL TEAM Mara Barlow Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications NJ Sharing Network

Lernard Freeman Public Relations Manager NJ Sharing Network

Co-Produced by Jaffe Communications & Campbell Health Media Contributors: Amanda Abramo Joaquin Arisso, Jr. Jan Hines Rose Ann Melendez-Tavana

David O’Hara Eneida Rebyak Sharyn Sawczak John Valentine

Comments to editor@njsharingnetwork.org

Joseph S. Roth President and Chief Executive Officer NJ Sharing Network Since our last issue, Dorothea Duffy has received the kidney she has waited years for, pictured left.

On the Cover: The 2014 Donate Life float participants wave to the crowd as they spread the message of this year’s theme, “Light Up the World.” NJ Sharing Network President and CEO, Joseph S. Roth, with New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO, Elizabeth A. Ryan, who dedicates a rose for the Donate Life Float rose dedication garden.

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FOUNDATION BOARD Peter Rooney, Chair

As the warm weather finally approaches, we have much to share in the pages of this issue of Circle of Life about the successes of the past year and our ambitious plans for the future.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide Resident of Mendham

First, your generous contributions helped support our interactive exhibit on organ and tissue donation at Liberty Science Center. On one recent visit I overheard different sets of parents discussing the healing gifts of donation with their children — exactly the type of conversations we want the exhibit to spark.

Philip S. Kolm, Treasurer

We began 2014 so proud of the strong New Jersey showing on the Donate Life Float at the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. You can read more about the float in our cover story, and please know that your support enabled us to be represented on the float. It was a wonderful way to bring our message to tens of thousands of people on the parade route and millions more on national television.

Marla Bace, Vice Chair Circles, a division of Sodexo Resident of Berkeley Heights

Resident of Fort Lee

Alberta D’Addio, Secretary Resident of Watchung

Donna Albanese-DeMair, Immediate Past Chair Dairy Queen of Plainfield Resident of Scotch Plains

Cheryl Cohen Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Resident of Chesterfield

J.D. de Leon Resident of Jersey City

We are already gearing up for our fourth-annual 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race. Last year, more than 8,000 people participated in the event, helping raise $760,000 and, more important, spreading the word of our life-saving mission. This year, we have set an unprecedented 5K fundraising goal of $1 million. As in years past, our 5K teams will represent donor families, recipients, volunteers, living donors, community groups, corporate and hospital partners, and other advocates whose lives have been impacted by donation or transplantation. I am excited for this year’s 5K and the opportunity to honor those who gave, celebrate those who received, give hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting for the gift of life. Let me close by introducing the newest member of our Foundation board, Cheryl Cohen, a Chesterfield resident and health care industry professional. Cheryl’s brother’s life was extended eight years because of the gift of a heart transplant. She was so moved by the passion she saw at NJ Sharing Network that she knew she had to play a key role. We are very pleased to have Cheryl on board and so thankful for the time, talent and support you all give to our mission to save lives in New Jersey through organ and tissue donation.

Lenore C. Ford Resident of Morristown

Randi Geffner Resident of Livingston

Honorable F. Michael Giles Resident of West Orange

Derlys M. Gutierrez, Esq. Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC Resident of Montclair

Thomas Ludlum, Esq. City of Paterson Law Department Ludlum Law Offices Resident of Glen Rock

Lisa Meyers Summit YMCA Resident of Summit

Anthony E. Pizzutillo Smith Pizzutillo LLC Resident of Lawrenceville

Helen Taverna Reagan Resident of Basking Ridge

Suzann Rizzo Investors Bank Resident of Staten Island, NY

Elisse E. Glennon Executive Director, Foundation NJ Sharing Network

Daniel Sarnowski Resident of Cutchogue, NY Cheryl Cohen, new Foundation board member

Bernard Simon Resident of Edison

Myles Varley Personal Resource Management Associates, Inc. Resident of Mount Olive Township

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Ex-Officio Members: Joseph S. Roth President and CEO NJ Sharing Network

Barry Newman Chief Financial Officer NJ Sharing Network

Elisse E. Glennon Executive Director NJ Sharing Network Foundation

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SHARING

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Zoe’s Legacy Lives On

Patti Jackson sees the legacy of her daughter, Zoe Jackson, live on in kidney recipient Abel Montesino. Abel received Zoe’s kidney in April 2011, when he was 13; he’s now 16 years old. Mary Ellen McGlynn, Manager of Family Aftercare for NJ Sharing Network, was on hand for their first meeting along with Abel’s mother, father, brother and aunt as well as other members of Patti’s family. Both families live in Newark. Along with flowers, Abel brought a hand written letter for Patti, expressing his thanks to Patti for the transplant that changed his life and calling Zoe his miracle. “Two beautiful, warm and caring families came together to remember Zoe, celebrate the health of Abel, and forge a new friendship,” Mary Ellen said. Pictured, left to right, is Abel; Abel’s mother, Carmen Arce, holding Patti’s daughter, Parker; Patti; Mary Ellen McGlynn.

Sharing Organs, Saving Lives at Liberty Science Center NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board Member Randi Geffner tests a new exhibit focusing on organ and tissue donation at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. The interactive exhibit provides viewers with a deeper understanding of the life-saving value of organ and tissue donation. The NJ Sharing Network Foundation funded the interactive exhibit to educate people about donation and encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors. Students at the museum also get to view live transplants, on a large, state of the art-theater with closed circuit television, from NJ Sharing Network hospital partners. Students frequently express awe seeing — with their very own eyes — how transplantation brings life to patients. Participating in the program is Dr. Stuart Geffner, who performs living kidney transplants at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Dr. Margarita Camacho, who performs heart transplants at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Did you know in 2013…

138 Organ donors gave the gift of life

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Team Liberty is gearing up for the 2014 Transplant Games of America in Houston, July 11-15. This multi-day competition celebrates organ, cornea and tissue transplantation. The Games honor those who gave the gift of life and healing, and also motivates people to join their state donor registries. Here’s Team Liberty at the 2012 Games, held in Michigan. For more information or to sign up, please visit http://www.njsharingnetwork.org/2014teamliberty

371 Bone donors gave the gift of mobility

392 Skin donors gave the gift of healing 756 Cornea donors gave the gift of sight NJ Sharing Network Transplant Laboratory facilitated 170 living donor kidney transplants and 433 deceased donor kidney transplants 117 New volunteers completed our certification training 2,622 “Likes” on our Facebook page to-date 325 Hand-made shawls given to donor families 2.443 million NJ residents are registered organ and tissue donors Philanthropic giving climbed to $1.201 million making more programs possible to assist with our life-saving mission

Let the Games Begin!

R.N. Alert Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery CE Requirement for RNs educated prior to 2008 or an RN educated since who has not had nursing education in this area. N.J.S.A. 45:11-26.1 and N.J.A.C. 13: 37-5.3(j) require all RNs whose nursing curriculums did not contain content in organ and tissue donation and recovery, and who have not completed continuing education in organ and tissue donation and recovery, to complete a one hour continuing education course in this area prior to their next scheduled license renewal. The Board is monitoring compliance with this requirement by incorporating a question in the 2014 and 2015 online renewal forms. For RNs due to renew their license in 2014, they will have to meet the requirements by May 31, 2014. For RNs due to renew their license in 2015, they will have to meet the requirement by May 31, 2015. http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursing/ For questions, contact Barbara Turci bturci@njsharingnetwork.org.


Lives Saved through Organ Donation*

Spotlight on Team Courtney The annual 5K Walk/Race is just one event on the calendar for Team Courtney, which spends the year raising money for the NJ Sharing Network Foundation in honor of Courtney Dayback. The team holds its annual golf outing the week before NJ Sharing Network’s 5K at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Colts Neck, attended by 125 golfers. There is the Super Bowl pool, in which half the winnings are raised for Team Courtney. And there’s the all-new “corn hole” tournament in the parking lot of Jakeabob’s Bay in Union Beach, with 50 teams competing, as well as the Marine marathon in Washington, D.C., in October and the memorial boat trip in September, with 75 attendees. All told, Team Courtney is able to raise nearly $24,000 by the time the participants board the team bus in Holmdel and head up the Parkway for the annual 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race each June. Team Courtney is named in memory of Courtney Dayback, who died at age 19 of a heart attack in September 2008. Her organs saved the lives of seven others. The team is anchored by Courtney’s mother and father, Linda and Dennis, as well as her three sisters, Kristina, Anna and Diana. Team Courtney is already focused on the next 5K, scheduled for Sunday, June 8. The team hopes to have 50 runners on the team bus, with many more team members heading up on their own. “All of this fundraising helps us through some difficult times and allows us to just remember Courtney,” said her father, Dennis. “None of this could be accomplished without the incredible support of family and friends. I

Bayonne Medical Center Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell Capital Health Regional Medical Center CentraState Medical Center Chilton Hospital Community Medical Center Cooper University Hospital Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hackensack University Medical Center Hoboken University Medical Center Holy Name Hospital Jersey City Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center JFK Medical Center Morristown Medical Center Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newton Medical Center Ocean Medical Center Overlook Medical Center Palisades Medical Center Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Riverview Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Saint Barnabas Medical Center St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center The Valley Hospital Trinitas Regional Medical Center University Hospital University Medical Center Princeton at Plainsboro January - December 2013 Total

could give you a very long list of people who work very hard throughout the year to pull off all these events. We are so grateful.” Elisse Glennon, executive director of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, said Team Courtney has been one of the most active 5K teams, with its year-long dedication to make the 5K Walk/Race an ongoing success.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 4th ANNUAL 5K WALK & USATF CERTIFIED RACE Starting at NJ Sharing Network Headquarters, 691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ

www.NJSharingNetwork.org Presented by:

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In cooperation with:

Lives Enhanced through Tissue Donation* Bayonne Medical Center Bayshore Community Hospital Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell Capital Health Regional Medical Center Care One at Trinitas CentraState Medical Center Chilton Hospital Christ Hospital Clara Maass Medical Center Community Medical Center Compassionate Care Hospice Cooper University Hospital East Orange General Hospital Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Hackettstown Regional Med. Center Hoboken University Medical Center Holy Name Hospital Hunterdon Medical Center Jersey City Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center JFK Medical Center Kessler North Kimball Medical Center Kindred Hospital Rahway Meadowlands Hospital and Medical Center Monmouth County Medical Examiner Monmouth Medical Center Morris County Medical Examiner Morristown Medical Center Mountainside Hospital Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newton Medical Center Ocean County Medical Examiner Ocean Medical Center Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Overlook Medical Center Palisades Medical Center Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Regional Medical Examiner Riverview Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Saint Barnabas Medical Center Saint Clare’s Hospital Denville Saint Clare’s Hospital Dover Saint Clare’s Hospital Sussex Select Specialty Hospital Northeast NJ Somerset Medical Center Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey St. Francis Medical Center St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital St. Luke’s Warren Hospital St. Marys Hospital St. Michael’s Medical Center St. Peter’s University Hospital The Valley Hospital Trinitas Regional Medical Center Union County Medical Examiner University Hospital University Medical Center Princeton at Plainsboro VA New Jersey Heath Care System - East Orange Vandermay Funeral Home January - December 2013 Total

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* One organ donor can save up to eight lives. It is estimated that one bone donor can help 50 people, one skin donor can help 40 people, one heart valve donor can help two people.

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SOCIAL Donate Life Month April is Donate Life Month, a time to celebrate activities that support our mission to save lives. There will be proclamations and visits to Motor Vehicle Agencies around the state. April 11 is National Blue & Green Day, which will feature a social media photo contest. April 12 is the annual volunteer conference and kickoff for the 4th Annual 5K Walk and USATFCertified Race. Throughout the month, NJ Sharing Network will 2013 Donate Life Month flag raisings abounded throughout the state. conduct programs in conjunction with corporate, community and education partners around the state. Additionally, banners will be displayed in the lobbies of our 54 hospital partners, and many will host flag raising ceremonies, such as the one pictured here at Palisades Medical Center last year. In recognition of National Literacy Day, McGinn Elementary School in Scotch Plains invited Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, a children’s author, to read Rebecca's new book, “Lily’s Little Life Lessons: Lily’s Laces,” to third grade students. Rebecca’s book teaches children about the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation. The book is available at mascotbooks.com, amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit NJ Sharing Network.

Mike Strusiak, center, a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient, shared his personal story and gratitude for a second chance at life with Emmy-award winning NJTV host Steve Adubato, left. NJ Sharing Network president and CEO, Joe Roth talked about the organization’s mission to save and enhance lives.

Pictured in the center is heart recipient, Mark Meade, with his arm around his wife, Terry. On his left is his sister-in-law, Terry and on the far right is Mark’s brother, Harvey. Mark and his wife greeted Super Bowl XLVIII attendees at Newark Liberty Airport as selected volunteers for the Super Bowl Host Committee. Their volunteer activity was featured on Fios1 News. Mark, a Giants season ticket holder of 49 years, watched his beloved Giants win the Super Bowl in 2008 from a hospital bed, near death and waiting for a heart transplant. In June 2008, Mark received that new heart. He and his wife are now volunteers for NJ Sharing Network, spreading the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation and sharing how his donor’s generosity allowed him to see the first cold weather Super Bowl played in his home team’s stadium.

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Lennar Greenbriar Active Adult Community invited NJ Sharing Network to talk about organ and tissue donation on their community cable access show. Pictured in the studio are Chris Conner, left, clinical nurse specialist at Ocean Medical Center; Katie Strusiak, middle, hospital services manager at NJ Sharing Network; and Joan Monte, right, host of Greenbriar’s community cable access show.


Thanks to the Raritan Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc. for allowing NJSN to share the message of organ and tissue donation with local 8th grade students as part of the HealthLinks Program.

Reenie Harris, middle, a new NJ Sharing Network volunteer, and her daughter, Natasha Kruse, left, both gave the gift of life to total strangers when they each became living kidney donors. At age 70, Reenie became the oldest living altruistic kidney donor in the United States. Mother and daughter are shown with Carolyn Lake from the InterFaith Food Pantry of Morris County during a Thanksgiving visit to continue to give back.

Mother and daughter, Irene and Hasona, at MetLife Stadium showing their driver’s licenses indicating each is a registered organ donor. NJ Sharing Network supported the Super Bowl Host Committee’s efforts to promote blood drives around the state.

Heart transplant recipients Steve Sims, left, and Russ Jackson, both NJ Sharing Network volunteers, staffed an organ donor awareness table display at the Big Game 5K race at Garden State Plaza Mall.

Donate Life Around the World Will you be traveling or spending time with friends and family? Don't forget to call 908-516-5400 to get your own Donate Life/NJ Sharing Network banner to bring along so you can submit your photo for our “Donate Life Around the World” campaign! So strike a pose and email your photo to Lernard Freeman at lfreeman@njsharingnetwork.org or post directly to our Facebook page.

NJSN Transplant coordinator Rachel Smith’s husband, Kevin, provided the first ever Donate Life Around the World underwater submission. The photo comes from waters off the coast of Mexico.

Chris Welter, left, and his older brother, Nathan, are two would-be Pirates of the Caribbean. They carried the Donate Life message to the high seas near the Bahamas.

Steve Sutkowski, a volunteer at NJ Sharing Network, roots for his favorite team and the power of organ donation in the Hoosier State of Indiana, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Newlyweds Kristin and Chris Snyder and their guests share the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation at their wedding reception. The couple also set up an information table encouraging guests to make a contribution to NJ Sharing Network in lieu of wedding gifts.

To see more pictures from our events, please visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.

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Hope

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Float Carries Message of Healing

Katharine Lawrence says she will always remember the bright sunshine and 70-degree breezes as she rode on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New Year’s Day.

“You could see people on the parade route look at us, and then realize, ‘Oh, they’re all organ and tissue recipients!’ People kept cheering us on,” the Asbury resident recalled. “My arm got tired from waving, but I can't put into words what I saw on people’s faces.”

Katharine, whose quality of life drastically improved after a generous donor gave her the bone to allow for major back surgery, traveled to California to join 29 other organ, tissue and cornea recipients from around the nation who

rode the float, which traveled through Pasadena past tens of thousands of spectators. She was part of the strong New Jersey contingent participating in the parade, the culmination of a series of local events to honor the generosity of donors and send messages of hope and remembrance. Among the events were rose dedication ceremonies with the CEOs of every NJ Sharing Network hospital partner. “We are so proud to be the only Organ Procurement Organization in the nation to have 100 percent of our hospital CEOs participate in rose dedication ceremonies,” said Joe Roth, president and CEO of NJ Sharing

Network. “Our hospitals are critical to our lifesaving efforts; we are grateful for their messages of hope and healing.” The 7,740 dedicated roses — each with a message of hope and appreciation in an accompanying vial — created an inspiring dedication garden on the deck of the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The dedicated roses came from anyone wishing to share a message. Some honored donors; others remembered those who died waiting. In preparation for the parade, Joe and others from NJ Sharing Network traversed the state to participate in hospital CEO rose dedication ceremonies, including one in Princeton at the

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New Jersey Hospital Association. “Our hospital CEOs all support the lifesaving mission of NJ Sharing Network, and know that nearly 5,000 people in our state are waiting for lifesaving organs,” said Elizabeth A. Ryan, president & CEO, New Jersey Hospital Association. “We were all proud to send messages of hope and remembrance and support.” In recent months, in preparation for New Year’s Day, there were a series of emotional “floragraph” decorating ceremonies honoring the legacy of donors and attracting media coverage from both television and print outlets. The “floragraphs” are artistic depictions of deceased donors created with seeds, spices and other natural materials. Eighty-one memorial “floragraphs” were displayed on the float. The Donate Life float has become a tradition uniting the American transplant community. It promotes a single message of love, hope and compassion. This year’s float which took home the Theme Trophy, featured five enormous lanterns as part of a theme called “Light Up the World.” Recipients proudly waved from the float, displaying “floragraphs” honoring deceased donors, while 12 living kidney donors proudly walked alongside. Another tissue recipient on the float was Navy Corpsman Edward Bonfiglio, 28, of

Runnemede, now a student at Penn State. Edward was on a routine foot patrol in Afghanistan, on his third deployment, when his unit was ambushed. He took a round to the sciatic nerve in his left leg and immediately lost all function and feeling below his knee. Surgeons were able to allow Edward to keep his leg by repairing the severed peripheral nerve with an AxoGen Avance Nerve Graft. Tissue donation is essential to the surgery. Edward now is able to walk and jog. In addition to the New Jersey recipients, three “floragraphs” on the float honored people from the state. One honored Mike Drozd, who gave the gift of tissue after he was killed in an automobile accident in Bergen County in 2008. “I am so thankful to NJ Sharing Network for sending me and giving me the opportunity to honor my beloved husband, Mike,” Pamela Drozd said. “Whether you were at an event like the ‘floragraph’ family breakfast, or decorating the float, or at the parade, there was a sense of compassion and hope surrounding us.” Also honored with a “floragraph” was Todd Elliot Semon. Todd suffered a heart attack at the age of 38. After a cycle of illness and hospitalizations, he received a heart transplant

in 2000, which gave him 13 years of health. When he died at age 60, he returned the gift and became a tissue donor. “In Pasadena, I met so many other donor families,” said his wife, Diane. “They are true heroes. My husband was very sick, but after the transplant he was able to get back into life. We are so grateful.” Another “floragraph” honored Ena “Po-Po” Lue, who was 68 years old when a tractor-trailer hit the car she and her family traveled in on their way home from the airport. After the accident, the decision to donate was left to her four children, who unanimously said yes. Her daughter, Jackie Lue Raia, saw how her mother’s gift helped save the lives of three people and how her tissue healed 43 more. But she also recognized how the experience helped her own family heal from the devastating loss. Jackie eventually joined the staff of NJ Sharing Network to spread the mission of organ and tissue donation. “Seeing my mother honored on the Donate Life Float was truly a life-changing experience for me,” Jackie recalled. “To know our mother’s legacy of generosity and compassion is inspiring others today keeps her alive in our hearts.”

A Singular Rose Dedication On New Year’s morning, Dan Sarnowski arose at 6:00 a.m. and surfed the web until he found a link to a live KTLA television interview about the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The television reporter was talking to Bryan Stewart, chairman of the float committee. He explained that each of the 7,740 roses on the float contained a special message of hope and remembrance. Dan, a member of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board, immediately remembered the message he wrote and submitted in honor of his life companion, Betsy Niles, a Montclair resident who became an organ donor in 2011. As Sarnowski watched, Stewart picked a random message to read. What happened next still boggles Dan’s mind. He sat amazed as Stewart picked his message about Betsy as the single one to read: In Memory of Betsy Niles. She loved, gave, gifted. She gave strangers the gifts they needed: Another chance at life. Betsy lives on in our memories and hearts; and in the lives of others who live on with her gift of life. “I could not believe what I was hearing. I played the clip over and over several times,” Dan recalled. “I do believe it was a message from Betsy that all is well, and that she is so honored by the dedication rose and by the work we are all doing in organ donation in her memory.”

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Congratulations to our Hospital Partners for 100% Participation in Rose Dedication Ceremonies

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CaTHeriNe C. STePHeN B. NOrMaN L. gLOria r. darCia S. LaWreNCe y. deBra B. ruSSeLL H. TerreNCe d. TraCy M. aruNa P. FrederiCk e. FraNCeS W. dOrOTHy P. iaN W. MarC d. NaNCy L. MeLiSSa M. keVaN N. geOrge d. kaTHLeeN H. PaTriCk d. Marie d. NirMaLaBeN S.

THEY GAVE

With Everlasting Gratitude to all of our 2013 MiCHaeL V. Larry P. ViNCeNT Z. MirkO M. MiCHaeL S. JaTiNder a. eriCk a. Hari P. aNNe M. JuLiaN r. deLFiN C. edgardO C. eugeNe W. MariO V. raHeeN T. PHiLLiP B. rONaLd P. WeNdy F. JOHN L. keViN M. CarOL S. erika M. LerOy d. Marek J. raLPH k. keViN F. JerOMe M. Craig L. PaMeLa P. edWiN H. JOSePH a. NaNCy S. CarL H. rOBerT S. BarBara d.

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TONia F. edWard a. FraNCiS M. JarriT L. CyNTHia B. MarTa a. JOSePH F. SCOTT g. MargareT H. MarieOLyN P. HeNry O. Mark N. CarMeLLa L. MiriaM M. riCHard B. rONNie J. STePHeN M. CarL J. JOaN a. ViCTOr g. eLMer N. MarZeNa S. STaNLey S. JOSe d. JaMeS T. CHriSTOPHer r. CreSeNCiO d. ViNCeNT S. keiTH S. JOSePH a. arTHur y. BriaN S. WiLL e. WarreN S. MiCHaeL C.

keiSHa T. ryaN S. dOra S. HarOLd k. BraNdON H. WiLLie H. WiLLiaM M. STeVeN N. LuiS C. rOBerT M. MariLyN F. dONNa d. THOMaS C. Barry B. SuNg P. LiNda J. deNNiS O. MaTTHeW T. MarC g. MaNueL d. TiMOTHy C. NiCk S. Lee M. HarSHaWardHaN J. PauL e. CarOLaNN k. MiCHaeL O. LiZBeTH M. MariO V. NaNCy W. FraNCiNe S. JOHN T. LiSa k. MaureeN F. edWard k.

dOLOriS T. PauLiNe L. SuSaN k. agNeS C. rOBerT C. geOrge N. STeWarT W. eiLeeN M. WiLLiaM k. FraNCiS N. MiCHaeL M. dexTer P. diVyaJyOTHi V. riCardO P. JOSe N. BeTTy B. HedWig T. arCHie V. PauL V. FraNk F. JOHN W. yOLaNda d. LOuiS e. NaNCy C. LaWreNCe e. PeTer N. SHariSe W. TyLer M. JOSePH N. Fredy P. JiLL S. CeLiNda C. COLViN g. riCHard H. STePHeN C.

rONaLd r. JOHN d. STePHeN C. STePHeN J. JOeL M. SHarON Z. arNOLd S. FraNk P. WeSLey g. eugeNe k. JeFFrey W. Larry S. iSMaeL M. aNTONiO M. reTa d. JaCqueLiNe S. PaTriCia d. SHaMar e. CLaudia C. JOSeFiNa d. ZiON B. BON d. JaMeS r. keNNeTH y. JaCqueLiNe T. arNard W. kiMBerLy S. SHeryL B. LayMON C. edWard H. JOaNNe B. FraNk S. BeNJaMiN W. diaNe C. JOHN M.

JOSePH M. keNNeTH g. darLeNe g. BarBara M. eLiZaBeTH H. Craig d. raMirO P. MiCHeLLe L. iVaN d. daVid e. MiCHaeL H. TereSa M. JeaN L. TiMOTHy C. JeNNiFer M. VirgiNia g. THOMaS B. LOuiS C. MiCHaeL B. HeNry d. PedrO L. THOMaS V. CHeNgkuNg C. TraCey S. FraNk S. adaM C. daNieL M. CONCeTTa T. riTa e. Mary M. MaLaNia P. dONaLd F. CLaudia B. JOaN S. STePHeN S.

MeLViN L. CaTHeriNe S. TrOy u. riCardO L. Lidia S. arTHur P. dOugLaS g. CeCiLia L. rOBerT T. JaMeS W. aLFreda C. keLLy F. arLeNe M. SeaN H. THOMaS C. LyNN H. BarBara P. MarTiN B. raySHaWN r. rOBerT g. rOger g. HeCTOr M. deBOraH S. JOHN d. PaTriCia P. LOiS a. aNiLda C. keNNeTH C. eMMa d. WaLTer C. BerT H. rOBiN W. SaLVaTOre C. ireNe C. VirgiNia S.

ViCTOr g. rOBerT S. MOira C. JOHN W. graCe r. gary y. aTTiLa k. rOBerT B. HeNry S. MiCHaeL d. kaTHLeeN M. keNNeTH W. PaTriCia B. aLaN L. ederNiS g. geOrge a. HarOLd d. guy B. gary r. JudiTH a. JeaN M. MiCHaeL W. JeFFrey d. SuSaN M. rOSa B. rOBerT B. NaTaSHa B. rOBerT T. LauraNCe S. ediTH H. Marie V. adOLFO M. riCHard Z. JaMeS r. MiCHaeL T.


LeO H. rudOLPH k. CHriSTOPHer T. JuaN C. CHriSTOPHer C. quiTTie B. rakeSH N. FraNCiS S. eLiZaBeTH M. SeFakOr M. JaMeS g. rayMONd T. aLiCe F. CarL B. gary a. BeNiTO g. rOBerT S. SONdra e. BriaNNa M. geNe H. MiCHaeL N. CHriSTOPHer M. JOHN O.

JaMeS g. geOrge d. FraNk B. STaNLey M. keNNeTH L. kaTHryN d. geOrge F. eVaN B. CHarLeS M. CeSar C. aLTagraCia H. JOaNNe g. JaNiCe P. aNTHONy a. NaJa r. BruCe g. PaTriCk M. dOugLaS W. JOaN a. aLBerT P. rOBerT T. BradLey W. aLiSON k.

MariaNNe C. geOrge r. JaMeS B. guiSePPe B. MargO M. MiCHaeL B. CHriSTiNe C. reNee O. LyNeTTe S. JaMeS W. THOMaS S. keViN H. aNgeLie P. gLOria L. JaNeT O. OSCar V. CHriSTOPHer H. MariO C. aMeLia B. daNieL C. edWard r. JOHN M. JOHN H.

riCardO C. JOSePH k. edWard H. SaLVaTOre M. FerNaNda M. HOPe M. NiCHOLaS Z. riTa g. BarBara B. CeSar u. FraNCeS T. WiLLiaM S. LuCyNa S. MiCHaeL d. garyTH N. CaTHeriNe S riCardO a. MiCHaeL H. HOWard d. JaMeS P. keiTH L. JuLia C. JOSePH M.

WiLLiaM L. giBraN a. edWiN B. arLeNe a. eriN q. keNNeTH S. SaNdra B. PauLa L. TaMMy N. geraLd M. riCHard k. LuiS g. JOSeLiN P. iLONa O. JONaTHaN F. eiLeeN M. adrieNNe S. NiCHOLaS C. BOBBie P. THOMaS S. rOBerT M. PauL L. JOSe T.

JaMeS S. JaMeS u. rONaLd P. LiLLiaN L. diaNe k. rOBerT y. HiLariO C. rONaLd C. Maria C. TadeuSZ B. deirdre a. MariaN M. deNNiS k. SaraH S. CLaude O. rOBerT a. LOiS L. MaLLOry r. SaLVaTOre T. Lydia d. LerOy S. rOBerT P. PaTriCia S.

JOSePH d. PauL B. CriSTiaN P. gLadyS q. aNNa P. MaryaNN J. LiNda C. aTHeNa P. STeVeN P. aLexaNder d. rONaLd P. aNgeL N. THOMaS M. daVid g. CHriSTOPHer M. kaTHryN S. JaVier N. eVer d. WiLLiaM T. daNieLLe L. JuaN L. LuiS C. MiCHaeL S.

MiCHaeL B. OrLaNdO O. Marie r. aLaNNa M. PaTriCk H. WiLLiaM M. Freddy V. daVid P. SuSaN M. diaNe S. edWard S. OTTO d. JOHN C. rOBerT L. earL V. raLPH C. dOLOreS g. aNa M. THOMaS V. WayNe S. keNNeTH L. eriC P. aLBerT B.

SuZaN r. WiLLaM J. eiLeeN M. MariLyN B. JOHN S. WiLLiaM C. iByNN J. JaMeS C. gerardO a. diaNa T. JaydeN k. CarMeN F. PaTriCia g. PaOLa T. keNNeTH H. FraNCiS M. HaMiLTON W. rauL B. rOBerT C. MaryaNNe g. gerard L. BruCe B. daNieL M. eiLeeN k. ViCTOr C. THereSa T. rOBerT W. SHarON a. kLara T. rOBiN k. PaTriCia d. aNNeMarie J. adaM r. diaNe J. aNNa P.

deBra F. WiLFredO r. PHyLLiS S. LOuiS M. JaSON C. STePHeN C. PHyLLiS V. PaMeLa P. ZaCHary S. aNN M. TyrONe d. aNNe Z. SHeiLa W. JOHN e. JOaN Z. errOLL C. kLeBer Z. daVid d. JudiTH q. LeONard d. FrederiCk H. eugeNe T. keViN g. aLBerT S. JOSePH H. LiNda C. deBOra F. WOJCieCH P. rOBerT B. eMiLy M. MariON T. riCHard C. CHeryL d. JONaTHaN r. HeNry H.

aLiCe g. LeONard r. SiTH T. daNieL O. CHarLeS d. HeNryk r. daNieL S. PeTer a. STePHaNie M. CarOLaNNe B. SuSaN k. JOSePH g. MaryaNN F. riLey k. SuSaN T. Jared d. OLiVia W. aLexaNder C. LiNda a. WiLLiaM M. PHyLLiS F. aLaNSON H. NiCHOLaS L. deNNiS g. CLaudiNa F. CarMeN V. CLaudiO C. MariTZa C. kaTHeriNe W. MiCHaeL g. Jade B. rOBerT L. JaNekia W. STePHaNi r.

LIFE.

Organ and Tissue Donors *listed chronologically, Jan. - dec., 2013 riCHard L. FraNk d. aLiCe e. eLLeN P. gOrdON S. aSHWiN d. PaTriCia S. MiCHaeL a. BeNiTO S. LaWreNCe H. CHarLeS T. deNiSe P. dONNa B. JOSe Z. SHarON B. STePHeN H. ViNCeNT Z. euN Ok J. geOrge L. JOHN S. adaM k. rOBerT e. riCHard P. MargareT L. WiLLiaM k. MaryLOu a. edWard S. HONOriO S. FiLBerT L. JOHN H. CHarLeS Z. kaTHLeeN J. JeaN a. TaNeTTa W. JOHN P.

JeFFery O. aMraT V. COLe P. uTe L. rOBerT T. JOaNNe g. WiLLiaM S. aNdreW r. dONaLd O. aLiCe F. JaMeS T. FraNk C. ZaCHary a. MiCHeLe C. keViN W. aNN L. CHriSTiNa g. JaNe W. LeONard g. MauriCiO L. WiLLiaM H. SaLVaTOre B. WiLLiaM S. rOBerT F. JiMMy M. PaTriCia a. JOHN r. TOMaS O. yVONNe S. aNiSe W. LarySa N. LiSa S. riCHard g. giSeLa T. SyLVeSTer H.

eLiZaBeTH C. NaNCy H. WiLLiaM P. WiLLiaM C. JaMeS S. kaNCHaN k. keViN H. eriN C. THOMaS M. MiCHaeL P. MargareT a. MariLiZ a. riCHard V. SCOTT L. kareN r. JOSePH M. gary T. PearLie C. dayTON S. WiLLiaM g. JOHN S. yVONNe H. BeTTy B. gaiL S. JaCOB k. WiLLiaM C. JeNNiFer P. rOBerT O. aLLeN M. riCHard S. JOSe P. MargareT B. WiLiaM d. CHarLeS V. MiCHaeL N.

JeNNiFer W. erNeST C. LeSLie W. PeTer L. daVid C. JOSe d. BriaN B. JOaNN S. FraNk r. CaMerON L. JOHN a. CarL N. NOreeN F. PedrO g. TiFFaNy P. THereSa Z. MiCHaeL k. JOSe r. BeLLe H. SaMueL J. TraCy g. rOSe S. ViCTOria M. BreNNaN H. aNN H. PeTer Z. NOrMaN C. keLLi M. THeOdOre r. kay d. deLOriS L. LeONard S. WaLTer W. JiMMy S. keNNeTH d.

karL C. daViTa C. JOHN M. CarLOS S. MaMie M. JOCeLyN H. MurdOCH W. LOuiSe N. rOSS g. MarCuS H. deViNder S. MariaNNe L. giNa d. rayMONd r. rOBerT L. JOHN k. Mae L. VerONiCa J. daNieL C. eiLeeN a. MiCHaeL W. JOyCe i. daNNy S. STaNLey Z. PHiLLiP q. FraNk C. JaMeS V. keViN O. JeFFry T. riCardO g. audrey d. LiLLiaN F. rOBerT a. JONaTHaN T. JOHN S.

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trapp Mr. and Mrs. John J. Villa Mr. and Mrs. Mario J. Vitiello In Memory of David William Compton Stephen and Christina Amoriello Ms. Joan Bassett David W Compton Memorial Fund William and Jane Elliot Mrs. Jacqueline Lue Raia McKean Defense Group The Mutual Fire Foundation, Inc. In Memory of Catherine Condon Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barlow Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. DeLuca In Support of James Condon Ms. Tara Condon In Memory of Christopher Consiglio Mr. Richard Baum Mr. and Mrs. George Higgins Ms. Mary McMurray O’Halloran In Memory of Ryan William Coyle Mr. and Mrs. James C. Carter Mrs. Janet Carter In Memory of Veronica Coyle Doreen, Marilyn, Nancy P., Nancy R. and Penelope Dr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Buddle Kathleen Degnan and Family Ms. Mary Ann Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Enrico Gaglioti James and Alvina Bartos, Balog Foundation Ms. Denise W. King and Mr. Jim Trombly John and Elizabeth King Mr. Michael Petrane Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reitz Spring Lake Police Association Mr. Jim Trombly In Memory of Ronald Creed Alpha Kappa of Alpha Kappa Delta c/o Arleth School In Honor of Alyssa D’Addio Ms. Mary Blanco In Honor of Alyssa D’Addio’s Engagement to Mike Bialko Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. DeLuca In Celebration of Joseph V. D’Addio Ms. Alberta D’Addio Mr. Chris Kiser Mrs. Maria Sontag In Memory of Joan C. Danley Raymond and Charlotte Laird Mrs. Gail Wetherbee Ruopp In Memory of William Delaney Mr. and Mrs. James G. Scala In Memory of Margaret Delio Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Marino In Memory of Frank P. Dell’Aquila, MD Geraldine A. Dell’Aquila In Honor of DeModna Jodi Slattery In Memory of Judi Melillo-Dethloff Mary and Frank Melillo In Memory of Robbie Dillon Mrs. Corinne F. Dillon In Memory of Norman A. Doyle, Jr. Vincent and Margaret Doyle Mr. Joseph C. Glavin Mrs. Cammiel M. Green Mr. James Lastella Richard and Mary Ellen McCluskey Ms. Claire McCurrie Ms. Susan A. McCurrie Mr. William McDonough Joel and Irene McFadden Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Declan McKeon Ms. Irene G. O’Sullivan Ms. Madeline Peyko

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In Memory of Evelyn Nebel Barry and Charlotte Newman Ms. Felisa L. Shein In Memory of Jason Necker Michael Bunce In Support of Sue Negrin Ms. Rhea Negrin In Honor of Dee Nelson Mr. Kurt Heinrich In Memory of Kevan Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Brennan In Memory of Susan Elizabeth Nelson Mr. Kurt Heinrich In Memory of Betsy Niles Mr. Daniel Sarnowski Sarnowski Family Foundation In Memory of Marilynn Norinsky Matthew and Cheryl Schutz In Memory of Rhonda Olshewitz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heller In Memory of Thomas “Tommy” O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nestler In Memory of Jeff Orr Mrs. Virginia Orr In Memory of Roger Pare Ms. Lisa B. Reznik and Mr. Daniel Meyers In Memory of Allan Penner Lili Arkin Diane Chiappe Ms. Sarah Dundas Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Forbes Eileen V. Furrer Donald and Anna Krall Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loudermilk Stephen and Mary Meier William and Emilie Mules Ms. Catherine Penner Rachel and David Penner Mr. Richard Penner Carol Shaw Kelly West In Memory of Susan Penner Mr. Richard Penner In Memory of Lucille Pepe Ms. Deborah Collins In Memory of Roberto DeJesus Perez Dan and Pat Cavalli Mr. Jerry Demaio Ms. Luisa Lemuz-Zelaya Ms. Mary Loizides In Memory of Rita Pisano Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Donald Comfort Mrs. Lynn Mizer Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Stanko Ms. Marguerite Voynick-Jasman Ms. Carol Washington In Memory of Jennifer Piscopiello Mr. Carlos R. Alfonso Mr. John Baier Gil and Elinor Bashe Peggy and John Begley 4E/4W team Mr. and Mrs. G. Michael Blazo Mr. and Mrs. John W. Byrne Children’s Specialized Hospital Choral Art Society of New Jersey, Inc. Dominic and Carole Colannino Ms. Bernadette Donohue The Ryan Family The Yukas Family The Zawacki Family Prof. Thomas Figueira Dr. and Mrs. Marc Fisk Ms. Florence Garfinkle Mr. and Mrs. Christina Goodman Holmdel Cardiology Associates Norman and Iris Jacobsen Mr. Philip Jew Joseph and Helen Klish Mrs. Julie Korman Mrs. Phyllis Krauss Thomas and Donna Lappostato Ms. Madeleine Lee Dr. Teresa Liccardi Daniel and Harriet Lindblom Ms. Janessa Maguire Ms. Amy Margulies The Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Diagnostics, Cardiac Rehab & Nuclear Medicine Dept. from Riverview Medical Center Ms. Kathleen Mattingly Medical Staff at RWJ University Hospital Dr. and Mrs. Barton Nassberg

NRG Energy Mr. and Mrs. Brian Osias Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Reichman Mr. Michael Reiss Riverview Medical Center Patrick and Joyce Rogers Jeff and Anna Lisa Rosner Ms. Sarah Rubenstein Mrs. Barbara Ryan Mr. Edward Ryan and Family Mr. Tom Ryan Donald and Beverly Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. James Scoles Richard and Ruth Smith Russell and Marie Trotter Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Waldman James and Lori Waldron The Wood Family Ms. Melanie Wrzesinski Mr. K. G. Younan Ms. Ruth Zahn Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Wright In Honor of Roy Praschil Ms. Patty LaRose-Kent In Honor of Sam Prince Mr. and Mrs. Gary Resnick In Memory of Judith Quinn Ms. Teresa Horton Archie and Janice McCauley Ms. Jill McCauley In Memory of James A. Rambush Mr. and Mrs. Ferron Stokes Mr. Jeffrey Stokes In Honor of Mark Reagan Abid Ali and Mary Taverna-Ali Mr. Edward Reagan Mrs. Laura Taverna In Honor of Joan Redgate Ira and Virginia Boskey In Honor of William Reitsma Peter and Donna Dykstra In Memory of Andrew Ranroth Mr. Michael O’Brien In Memory of Maria Rey de Ambros Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ambros In Honor of James Rhatican Ms. Mary Jane Mondelli In Memory of Randal C. Rhodes Ms. Susan A. Rhodes In Honor of Cecelia Ritter Kathryn Ambrose Ms. Lillian G. Ax Bob and Michele Ax Stephen and Barbara Barrow William and Michelle-Anne Bors Mr. and Mrs. David Botten Mr. Paul Crowell Mr. Richard Dehaven Mrs. Sally Dolan Jtwros Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dolan Kevin and Dina Marie Dugan Mr. Tim Gaffney Mr. Buddy Geier Ms. Tahitia Jones Mr. Ted Kissel Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Knies, Jr. Mr. Richard Laforce Mr. and Mrs. I.B. Lemoine Mr. Jim Lennon Robert and Rosanne Lennon Ms. Eloyce Lisanti Mr. Ted Loughlin Joel and Irene McFadden Ms. Maureen McGovern Mr. James Moloney Mrs. Elissa Morel Mr. Mike Oliva Mr. Andrew Ortiz Ms. Laura Racioppi Andrew and Adiela Rosen John and Jill Scibilia Arthur and Nancy Seter Keith and Phyllis Shoemaker Mr. Colin Somerville Mr. John Vinci Ms. Cathy C. Wagner Ms. Marie Weber Donald and Joan Weinpahl In Memory of Palmyra Roberts Louis and Alicia Vinci In Honor of Rose Rodriguez The Greenberg Family Ms. Laura Nash

In Honor of Gary Rombough, MD Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Riley In Honor of Emma Rothman Philip and Marlene London In Memory of Libby S. Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kominsky In Honor of Michael Ruotolo Mr. Frank Burgaretta In Memory of Carole A. Sarnowski Sarnowski Family Foundation In Memory of Nicos Savva Ms. Barbara Uriarte In Memory of Kimberly Marie Schaffran Ms. Angelina E. Engler Anonymous Anonymous Uptowne Girl Salon In Memory of Danielle Schrenk Ms. Margaret Frampton Ms. Kelly Rouba In Support of Matt Schutz Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fettner In Memory of Wallace M. Shelby Ms. Elizabeth S. Anderson Ms. Mary S. Close Ms. Louise Dietrich Ms. Lenore C. Ford Rhys and Alice Foulkes Ms. Betsy Fulton Mr. Edward Green Valerie and Jeffrey Herman Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Levison Tom and Loretta Luglio, Jr. Arthur and Barbara Martinelli Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mebane Ms. Dorthy E. Moxley Ms. Josephine M. Pagan Charles and Lynda Rego Ron and Ruth Rosensweig Ms. Sarah M. Solan Ms. Margaret Watt Carl and Kathleen Woodward In Memory of Susan Sher Jennifer Marshall In Memory of Wesley Sheridan Peter and Elaine Lovering Miracle Chemical Company Sabre Systems, Inc. Miss Jamie Schembari In Memory of Zachary Snyder Ms. Dianne Byrnes William and Judith Day Amy Mastoris and Family In Memory of Leonard Sobolewski Mr. Paul Ryskalchick Dr. and Mrs. Morgan T. Smith In Memory of Michael Stanko Ms. Christine Debbe In Memory of Carol Sue Steadman Salon Botanique of Morristown LLC Mr. Keith Szanto In Honor of Michael Strusiak Mr. David Fanale In Memory of John J. Sullivan Bayonne Medical Center Ms. Janet Cogswell James and Kathleen Hansen Ms. Mary Ellen McGlynn Ms. Jeanne Nocella William H. Connolly & Co., LLC In Memory of Paul D. Talbert Ellen and John Callanan Mrs. Rhea Talbert In Memory of Robert F. Terry Ms. Susan Bumbico Campbell Supply Company LLC In Memory of Matthew Tetta Ms. Patsy G. Tetta In Memory of Michael Tetta Ms. Patsy G. Tetta In Memory of Eugene Travinski Mr. and Mrs. Jim Evans In Honor of Stephen Tucciarone Wayne and Heather Gucwa In Honor of UMDNJ Liver Transplant Support Group Michael and Camellia Nazmy In Memory of Romeo VanBuskirk Mr. and Mrs. David Camiolo In Memory of Farah Varzi The Varzi Family In Memory of Felipe Luis Vega Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Vega

In Honor of Mary Veltre Mr. James Connolly In Memory of Edward Verrico Ms. Jean Verrico In Memory of Steven Wall Denville Chapter of UNICO National Ms. Karen Wall In Memory of Richard Whitaker Mrs. Karen Whitaker

In Honor of Ursula Widocki Ms. Jean Earle In Honor of David Yakencheck Mr. Andrew Pannone In Memory of Christopher Yang Tami Ellen McLaughlin In Memory of Robert Young Mr. and Mrs. Ted Decker

Special thanks to 2013 event sponsors A & A Benefit Consultants Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC ASA Apple Bridge to Life, Ltd. CarePoint Health Community Tissue Services Dilworth Paxson LLP Document Solutions Eastwick College Engineering and Refrigeration ESSRX Genentech a Member of Roche Group Hackensack University Medical Center Hampshire Real Estate Companies Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. Investors Home Mortgage Investors Savings Bank Corporate Office Ismael Leyva Architects, PC Jaffe Communications and Campbell Health Medical Jersey City Medical Center JFK Medical Center Ms. Lenore C. Ford Loran Associates Lourdes Health System Magnet Mailers.Com LLC Mark and Helen Reagan McCabe Ambulance EMS Meridian Health Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers New Providence Chiropractic Newton Medical Center Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide Overlook Medical Center Palisades Medical Center Peapack-Gladstone Bank Pfizer, Inc PNC Wealth Management Posen Architects, LLC Quest Diagnostics Raritan Bay Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Saint Barnabas Medical Center Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Sanford-Brown Institute ShopRite Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. SourceOne Communication Group Summit Medical Group The University Hospital Liver Center The Valley Hospital Union County Conference PBA Wells Fargo Bank William H. Connolly & Co., LLC Wiss & Company, LLP WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Many thanks to the companies that provided matching gifts in 2013 For more information about how your company may match your gift, please contact 908-516-5427 or info@njsharingnetwork.org. ADP American Express Philanthropy American International Group, Inc. AXA Foundation BAE Systems Bank of America Benjamin Moore & Co. BlackRock BNY Mellon Community Partnership CA Technologies C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation C.R. Bard Foundation, Inc. Charles Schwab Foundation Chubb & Son Dell Deutsche Bank Diageo ExxonMobil Foundation GE Foundation Genentech GivingStation General Atlantic Service Company, LLC Goldman Sachs Johnson & Johnson Jones Lang LaSalle JPMorgan Chase Foundation KeyBank Foundation LexisNexis Cares Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC Merck

Moretrench Morgan Stanley NJM Insurance Company Novartis Pepsico Foundation Pfizer Foundation PNC Foundation Prudential Foundation Quest Diagnostics Quintiles Cares RBC Foundation - USA RHI International Sanofi-Aventis Schneider Electric / Square D Foundation Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. Telcordia Technologies The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Foundation The Home Depot Foundation The Horizon Foundation of NJ The Janus Foundation The Moody’s Foundation The Pew Charitable Trust The Warnaco Foundation Toys “R” Us, Inc. UBS Verizon Foundation Williams Community Relations

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Day in the Life – Wendy Rothschild Wendy Rothschild is proud that her Honda Civic logs about 46,000 miles a year. From her home in northwestern New Jersey, Wendy is regularly called to medical examiner offices and funeral homes as far south as Camden. The extensive travel is key to her 24/7 role as a Funeral Home and Medical Examiner Liaison for NJ Sharing Network. No two workdays are ever alike, as Wendy is constantly meeting across the state with dozens of funeral directors and 14 county medical examiners, ensuring a smooth process for organ and tissue donation from Sussex to Camden counties. “Yes, it sounds like I have a crazy job, but it is very satisfying,” Wendy said. “Before I joined NJ Sharing Network four years ago, I spent 25 years as a medical

investigator. I worked closely with medical examiners, funeral directors and NJ Sharing Network. I have such admiration for all three groups. They are true public servants, dealing with death and heartache with professionalism and compassion for families.” Wendy is one of two liaisons to funeral homes and medical examiners for NJ Sharing Network; she works with Patrick Sheridan. One liaison is on call for an entire week, while the other catches up on paperwork and other office responsibilities. Then, they switch. Autopsies are required for all non-natural deaths, including trauma, suicide and homicide. Successful organ and tissue donation hinges on cooperation from medical examiners, who must follow specific mandated procedures in ascertaining cause of death. Wendy helps medical examiners complete a forensic investigation by securing X-rays, CT scans or

photographs. Or, she may be inviting a medical examiner to visit an O.R. to witness organ and tissue recovery. “Organ and tissue donation is time sensitive; medical examiners and funeral directors need to move quickly and there is a lot of coordination required,” said Wendy, noting she spends her days working remotely and driving from place to place. “Trust is an important key in the process, and I do what I can to make NJ Sharing Network a trusted resource.” When the donor family has selected a funeral home prior to the recovery, Wendy notifies the funeral director with the logistics of the recovery. She is also sure to make follow-up phone calls within one week of the funeral to ensure a consistent process. “I have passion and a tremendous amount of respect for my work, as well as the donor families and their generous, life-saving gifts,” she said.

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Rose Parade: Journey of Hope A publication of NJ Sharing Network