[Editor’s note: Last week, we published a letter from Ln Alessi about her daughter, Vincenza, a 2012 Cooperstown Central School graduate who received a bone marrow transplant. This is an update to that letter.]
“Scary news today, the transplant didn’t take,” Ln Allesi posted on Facebook last week. “We are praying for strength and wisdom.”
With that, Cooperstown Central teachers Jennifer Pindar and Rebecca Sciallo jumped into action to help Vincenza find a matching donor.
CHERRY VALLEY – Girl Scouts, Bailey Thayer and Zola Palmer are making a difference in their community.
When brainstorming service project ideas, the fourth and fifth-grade juniors suggested improving the village playground behind the Cherry Valley Community Center – formerly the Cherry Valley School – by adding more equipment.
Specifically, Zola is excited to add spinners to the current equipment. “I like to spin,” she said.
Bailey is looking forward to adding a handicapped swing to the mix. “There are not many in the area, and we have kids in our school that are disabled and are wheelchair-bound. I think it would be nice to have options locally for them to play on a playground,” she said.
COOPERSTOWN – Online GoFundMe drives are now underway to assistant Scott Monington and Jon Roach, the two Cooperstown volunteer firefighters injured by explosions at the garage fire in Middlefield Wednesday night.
The drive for Scott, a correctional officer at the Otsego County Jail, was established three hours ago and, as of this writing, has raised $2,385. To contribute, click here
The drive for Jon Roach, a patient-care technician, was established yesterday and so far has raised $7,215. To contribute, click here
Also, a table will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at the Cooperstown Farmers Market, where donations, either money or food, will be accepted. All donations will be forwarded to the Coopertown Volunteer Fire Department.
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“My uncle would never ask for anything from anyone, he would give the shirt off his back to help someone,” said Miller’s niece, Martina Markle, who put together the crowd-funding page. “His kids were the same way, always helping around the house with a smile on their face.
“Unfortunately they just lost everything in a house fire – and I mean everything.”
COOPERSTOWN – Friends of Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert have put together a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money for his kidney transplant and other medical needs.
“Anyone who has met Michael K. Covert over the years knows that he would do anything for anyone and not expect a thing in return,” wrote Mike Ten Eyck, retired Sheriff’s deputy. “Mike has dedicated his life to helping others and now he needs our assistance.”