Community helps school employee in need of Christmas miracle

Community helps school employee in need of Christmas miracle


BREATHE. >>THE VICTIM NEEDED FOUR STAPLES IN HER HEAD. >>>TONIGHT’S SPIRIT OF THE SEASON STORY ABOUT A MAN THAT KIDS CALL FROGGER, BELOVED DISTRICT MAINTENANCE MANAGER ON LONG ISLAND. >>HIS NAME IS FRANK AND HE IS IN DIRE NEED OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. BY DIRE NEED, WE MEAN LIKE YESTERDAY. >>THE COMMUNITY OF GLEN COVE COMING TOGETHER TO FIND FROG A DONOR, HERE IS LONG ISLAND REPORTER KRISTIN THORNE. >>Reporter: FRANK PATRICIO AND HIS FAMILY ARE HOPING FOR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. >>NOT GOING TO STOP. >>Reporter: HE IS IN RENAL FAILURE AND NEEDS A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HIS KIDNEYS ARE ONLY FUNCTIONING AT A COMBINED SIX TO 8%. >>I JUST WANT HIM TO FEEL BETTER. >>Reporter: THE FAMILY HAS BEEN UNABLE TO FIND A DONOR. >>WE THOUGHT WE HAD A DONOR, GOOD FRIEND OF MINE GOT TESTED TO BE A DONOR AND IT TURNS OUT HE THOUGHT HE WAS IN GOOD HEALTH, HE WENT IN AND GOT A NUMBER OF TESTS TO FIND OUT IF HE COULD DONATE FORM AND IT TURNS OUT HE HAS DIABETES. >>Reporter: THE ENTIRE GLEN COVE COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE PATRIZZO, WHO IS EFFECTUALLY KNOWN AS FROGGER, IS A MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR AND WHERE HIS DAUGHTERS GO TO SCHOOL HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT SIGNING UP TO BE A KIDNEY DONOR. >>REALLY HELPS US BECAUSE IT GIVES US A LOT OF SUPPORT AND IT JUST MAKES US FEEL SO HAPPY. >>Reporter: THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS, STUDENTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL HELD A TALENT SHOW LAST MONTH. >>WE RAISED ALMOST $2,000 THAT ONE NIGHT. >>YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT YOU HAVE OUT THERE, UNTIL STUFF LIKE THIS HAPPENS. AND EVERYBODY COMES TOGETHER. >>Reporter: BUT WHAT PATRIZZO REALLY NEEDS IS A KIDNEY DONOR, HIS FAMILY IS TRYING TO REMAIN POSITIVE. >>IT’S IN THE CARDS FOR US. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF GETTING THEIR SPOT REPORTER: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A KIDNEY DONOR FOR PATRIZZ

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