Our Son, Our Brother, Our Grandson, Our Nephew,Our
Friend & HERO, 9y/o Tony Forte:
WE CAN'T IMAGINE OUR LIVES WITHOUT HIM!
About a two years ago, Vinny wanted to find out why there hasn't been enough awareness in the Susquehanna Valley when it comes to Organ Donation, that he wanted to visit a local Gift of Life office that is located in Hershey to find out. There we met a Ms. Dwendy Johnson, sat with her and from there ideas were formed, within the month, boxes of printed material such as brochures,cards,awareness bracelets,pens and bumper stickers were shipped at our door.
It wasn't until October of 2012 when at Tony's Harvest Fest an annual fundraiser to benefit Tony's Special Needs Trust, that Dwendy announced that Tony was selected to take part in a Statewide Campaign with Gift of Life and Donors 1 to help raise awareness with a group of families and individuals about the importance of organ donation. Tony represents the Pediatric side of transplant and the need for organs to give him a better quality of life. Over the winter , we headed to the city of brotherly love, fittin for these boys and there the magic began to happen.
A media/marketing team from Florida took photos of Tony, interviewed our entire family and Tony and then had Vinny record a humbling and heart felt plea for those who hear to register as a donor inorder to help his brother. From that first meeting and idea that Vinny had, Tony will now be apart of billboards,brochures,posters in all DMV's in the State of PA and along the major highways and turnpike while commericals and the PSA will be on both TV and radio.
Tony Gift of Life Photo Shoot 2012 Vinny in sound booth 2013
THURSDAY, MAY 9th, 2013 at 11:30am Gift of Life will launch the new campaign at the State Capitol Bldg in Harrisburg, PA...PLEASE Join us for a monumentous day not for just our family, not just for Gift of Life,but for the life of someone who could be your child, your friend, your loved one or your OWN!
REGISTER TODAY,LIKE VINNY SAYS, JUST 30 sec at www.donors1.org !