Newsday
December 24, 2010

 

Santa Needs a Gift

Patrick J. Lynch: "Never let them out."
PBA Photo by William Baker

SANTA NEEDS A GIFT: Angelo Grande, a 65-year-old retired Police Officer who for a decade has been Santa Claus at parties for the children of officers killed in the line of duty, is on renal dialysis and needs a kidney transplant. Anyone interested in donating a kidney to “Santa” should contact the transplant coordinator, Pat Delforio, at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, L.I. at (516) 472-5821. Prospects must have Type O blood. ‘His naturally sunny disposition has not been dimmed by illness and he truly deserves his own Christmas miracle,’ said Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.