By writer to patch.com
June 23, 2021
Councilman Terence McSweeney was just lately on-hand at Stony Brook College Hospital to current a Heroism Award on behalf of the Babylon City Board, the city’s highest honor. The award was given to city resident Lisa Hentschel who donated a kidney to save lots of the lifetime of her finest pal.
Eleanor Lalima and Lisa Hentschel have been mates for 30 years and grew up collectively in Deer Park. Lalima has been battling kidney illness because the age of 16, and tragically misplaced her mom and brother to the illness. Medical doctors at Stony Brook College Hospital just lately suggested Lalima that she wanted a kidney transplant. Lalima knew that the wait time on a donor record would seemingly be years, so she put out an pressing request on social media. It seems her childhood finest pal, Hentschel, was a match.
In late Might, each ladies underwent a profitable surgical procedure, and are since doing nicely. Councilman McSweeney was proud to current Hentschel with a Heroism Award on behalf of Supervisor Wealthy Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the remainder of the Babylon City Board for her selfless act of bravery that helped save Lalima’s life.
Picture (left to proper): Professor and Chairman of the Urology and Director of Kidney Transplantation Program at Stony Brook College Hospital Dr Wayne Waltzer, kidney recipient Eleanor Lalima, kidney donor and heroism award recipient Lisa Hentschel, Councilman Terence McSweeney, and Medical/Medical Director of the Renal Transplantation Program at Stony Brook College Hospital Dr. Frank Darras.
This press launch was produced by the Town Of Babylon. The views expressed are the writer’s personal.
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