Navigation Links
Special Father's Day Celebration at North Shore-LIJ
Date:6/14/2013

Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

This is one family that really knows how to celebrate Father’s Day.

Exactly two weeks ago, Leonard Burke, 32, of Richmond Hills, Queens, received the gift of life from his father, Ronald, in the form of a second transplanted kidney. During a press conference held at the North Shore University Hospital Transplant Center to showcase the Burke family’s courage and compassion, Leonard described his five-year battle with kidney disease.

It was back in 2008 that Leonard learned that his kidneys were failing due to hypertension. After undergoing two difficult years of dialysis, Leonard was shocked to learn that tests had revealed his wife, Rhonda, was, indeed, a perfect match. The pair is, as he described it, “a match made in heaven.”

The kidney transplant took place on March 29, 2010. The successful transplant was especially meaningful for the young couple because they were very eager to begin a family. With his health restored, Leonard and Rhonda became the proud parents of Isabel on Nov. 20, 2011, just a few days before Thanksgiving. Isabel, now a healthy 18-month-old toddler, was the center of attention as she sat in her mother’s lap during the press event.

But the family got the shocking news a few months ago that the transplanted kidney was failing and he would need another.

Ernesto Molmenti, MD, surgical director of the healthcare system’s transplant center, performed both transplants and called Leonard’s subsequent medical journey truly unique.

“This time, it was his father, Ronald, who stepped in and after all the tests were completed, agreed to donate a kidney to his son,” Dr. Molmenti said. “We have never heard of a man receiving a kidney first from his wife, then from his father. What a testimony to the close bonds shared by this family. This father gave his son the most precious gift of all. It’s a beautiful story.”

The transplant took place on June 3, and after a three-day stay at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Leonard and his father returned to the family home they share in Queens, just in time to celebrate a very special Father’s Day.

For his part, Ronald Burke said that his entire family is looking forward to spending this Father’s Day at home celebrating their good health and fortune.

“I think I did what any loving father would have done,” said the elder Mr. Burke. “To see my son so healthy, with his beautiful family, is the best gift I could ever ask for. We are a very lucky family,” he said.

To view a video of today’s event, please see attached link:
http://link.videoplatform.limelight.com/media/?channelId=123432bc283e421da3e31e3377f2c7f6&width=960&height=360&playerForm=PlayerHorizontalPlaylist&deepLink=true

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10836893.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Migraine and headache specialists gather at international headache congress scientific sessions
2. No One Dies Alone Training Class June 19th Featuring Special Guest Sandra Clarke; Volunteers are Needed Around the Portland Metro to Sit Bedside with Dying Individuals
3. ‘2-Hour Patient Acceptance Guarantee’ Program from BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Rolls Out to Enthusiastic Physician and Patient Response
4. Researcher awarded grant to study food insecurity in homes of child with special healthcare needs
5. National Camp Series (NCS) Associate Kyle Stelter of Special Teams University Joins Kicking For The Dream’s Effort to Fight Ovarian Cancer
6. It's Not Too Late for This Special Father's Day Gift from Sublime Beauty®; Father's Day Sale Continues All Week with Fast Shipping
7. Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) Partners with AECOM to Advance Global EHS Auditing Solutions for Companies
8. Maui'd Forever Is Offering A Travel Special For the Aulani Resort And Spa On Oahu
9. Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, Ranks in 5 Specialties among U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals
10. Treat Dad to a Unique Gift for Father's Day: "Pure Pleasure Foot Balm" from Sublime Beauty®; Special Sale This Week
11. The Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai Increases Number of Specialties Ranked in U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals”
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Creative messages to prevent distracted ... from Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty. Entries from students aged 14-22 can ... totaling $15,000 will be awarded for the best peer-to-peer messages sharing solutions to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... Connecticut Dermatology ... H. Kim, a highly experienced and compassionate dermatologist. Dr. Kim brings an extensive ... . , “It is with considerable pleasure to welcome back Dr. Kim to the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... Infinity® Massage Chairs announced today that Dan Grover has joined the ... Grover comes with a total of 15 years experience in consumer goods and an ... President of Direct Sales at Traeger® Wood Pellet Grills. , Grover has elevated ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... A recent video posting of ... discussion about the benefits of fidgeting to relieve stress and anxiety. No one ... Their Think Ink Pen had just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $67,000 on ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... The VA Maryland Health Care System ... research project focused on multiple sclerosis (MS). Led by Christopher M. Jewell, PhD, ... the disease without compromising normal immune function that often occurs during autoimmune diseases. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... NEW YORK , January 18, 2017 ... perception of people regarding the use of cannabis both for ... not only are more Americans open to the use of ... and financial sectors. According to Arcview Market Research, the North ... 2016, up 30% from the previous year. The research projects ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... TOKYO , Jan. 18, 2017  Astellas ... , "Astellas" ) today announced its participation in ... access to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention, diagnostics and ... with 21 other leading pharmaceutical companies and in ... Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Astellas will ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... LONDON , Jan. 17, 2017 ... health and for the treatment of disease. The ... individual response to a therapy. The approach studies ... with their lifestyle and environment. In January 2015, ... precision medicine to all diseases with more than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: