Kingston tragically passed away in late 2019 at the age of seven after falling from the window of his apartment building. On the darkest day of their lives, his parents, Rozzy and Steve, were asked if they would donate the young boy’s organs so that others may live on. Without hesitation they said yes, and Kingston went on to save five lives.
The New York blood supply is at dangerously low levels, threatening both life-saving and routine surgeries. You can help.
The scariest day of my life happened in March 2008 when I woke up one morning and couldn’t breathe. It soon became clear that I was dying.
Our emotions all have physiological effects on our bodies and studies show that both physical and emotional pain can be treated by medicine - proving a mind/body connection.
In honor of Donate Life Month, it’s time to debunk five common organ donation myths.
Ignoring feelings of loneliness is a habit we need to collectively break - and quarantine is the perfect opportunity to do so, together.
When Angelica was just four years old, she was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Angelica underwent chemotherapy and was in remission for 14 years. hings took a turn in the summer of 2018 when she was diagnosed with heart failure.
On average, 1 New Yorker dies every day because the transplant they needed did not come soon enough. This Donate Life Month talk to your family about your organ donation wishes and encourage others to do the same.
Homeless New Yorkers are facing double the COVID-19 crisis threat: no place to self-isolate and difficulty finding food. Learn how you can help.
With every day interactions gone, we need to return to the old way of sparking moments of surprise joy: snail mail.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced governments and community organizations to take 2020 Census outreach fully digital. But there’s good news - we all have a bit more time on our hands these days and we can help. Here's how.
Human connection expert Jillian Richardson offers ways to stay connected during social isolation.
Having a screen between us and the world makes things faster, cleaner, and, often, less awkward. But something is missing.
In terms of your happiness and well-being, which do you think would benefit you more: a $50,000 raise or a friend who you see nearly every day?
In 2014, Jordyn founded the nonprofit Drive Change, an employment and awareness-raising organization that uses the food industry as an access tool.
Nearly 40% of people held in New York City jails have not been convicted of any crime. They are jailed simply for their inability to afford bail, the sole purpose of which is to ensure defendants will return to court.
Rising Ground operates non-secure placement and limited-secure placement facilities throughout the city for adjudicated youth. Unlike adult prisons, Rising Ground facilities offer therapies, intervention programs, and emotional supports that help youth in placement succeed once released.
Keiara was charged with a crime before she was 16 years old and spend six months in a Rising Ground placement facility - a fully secure program for adjudicated youth that utilizes therapeutic treatment to help youth successfully return to the community.
You cannot reach success, you must cultivate it.