Surprise Donation Will Be Made to Middle Island Man, 32, Injured Twice in the Line of Duty
MIDDLE ISLAND, N.Y., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by The SCOOTER Store:
WHO: Kevin O'Connor, 32, Middle Island resident, and former New York City patrolman and Suffolk County parks policeman
John Feal, President, The FealGood Foundation and benefit organizer
Rep. Tim Bishop (NY - 1st District)
Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy Jr
Anthony Pepe, a Mobility Manager at The SCOOTER Store
George Santos, a Mobility Manager at The SCOOTER Store
Anne Bauman, Vice President, The FealGood Foundation
WHAT: A surprise donation of a power wheelchair will be made during a benefit event honoring 9/11 responder Kevin O'Connor.
After terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, O'Connor, a New York City Patrolman was dispatched to help at the scene.
Now, more than seven years later, O'Connor needs help overcoming respiratory complications from working at Ground Zero and debilitating injuries suffered later in the line of duty.
Although wanting to enjoy a more active life, the married father of three young children has struggled to maneuver his manual wheelchair and is in need of power mobility equipment to improve his quality of life. Citing Mr. O'Connor's many contributions to our society, The SCOOTER Store in partnership with the FealGood Foundation, is helping the disabled officer with the donation of a Jazzy Scooter through The SCOOTER Store's Gift of Mobility program.
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2008
Event begins at 4:00 pm EST - Scooter Presentation to be made at 5:30
WHERE: Smithtown Country Kitchen
77 route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
MEDIA CONTACT: Alicia Ingram, (404) 493-1724; Anne Baumann (631) 884-1604
|SOURCE The SCOOTER Store|
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