The surgery was a success and MARIO is now in recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Also, make sure you say a special prayer for our brother in blue DET. FRED PARENT from the Clarkstown PD. He was a HERO in uniform and a HERO after death as his kidney is now allowing Mario to continue his journey of life. GODSPEED #419
Prayers have been answered!! At 530 this morning Tuesday November 14th, Mario was headed to the hospital to receive his life saving kidney transplant. While we celebrate life for Mario's family we mourn the loss of one of our own too. Detective Fred Parent was a HERO in uniform and a HERO after death as his organs will be donated to save or improve the lives of numerous people. This gives a whole new meaning to the words "Brothers In Blue." Today both families lives are forever changed and celebrated in different ways. However, their lives will be forever connected not just by the badge but but by the gift of life. Please keep both families in your prayers!!!
This is Highland falls, NY Police Officer Mario Strianese. Mario has kidney disease and is in desperate need of a life saving transplant. Mario is married and the a father of two daughters. As a father it is his dream to walk his daughters down the aisle on their wedding day. He needs your help to make sure that happens.
October 19, 2017 was to be the day Mario received his gift of life. However, due to circumstances beyond his control that is no longer going to happen. As you can all imagine this is a very heartbreaking and difficult time for Mario and his family. So now, after a year of a donor going through process, Mario unfortunately finds himself starting the journey for life over again.
A man who has donated three quarters of his life to public service as a police officer and a firefighter is now relying on a total stranger again to save his life. As a police officer and firefighter he is accustomed to helping others and for the last two years he has needed someone else to help him. Although there are many people in his corner praying for a miracle and assisting him with his journey for life, he finds himself in a position of despair. We say despair because he knows this in not an easy process while trying to maintain his family, work fulltime and do dialysis three times a week four hours a day.
Help us help Mario and share his journey for life with your friends, family and on your social media too. You can also find our TBL4J page on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our Cops 4 Kidney group is also on Facebook and Instagram. If you are on social media please join us there to share his story with your contacts. You can have a hand in saving his life by doing just that, as well as adding members to both pages. This will expand our outreach and increase our chances of saving his life.
If you are interested in becoming a living share your spare donor for Mario please contact us and Donna at St. Barnabas Living Donor Institute 973-322-5047. When you call it is important to let them know you are calling for Mario and would like to begin the process to be a living donor. Mario is blood type O- therefore he can only get a kidney from someone who is blood type O only. However, if you are not blood type O you can still participate in the donor program as an exchange donor which in-turn could save numerous lives.