Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and the Assembly Minority Conference presented Kathy Albrecht with the New York State Gift of Life Medal of Honor in the State Capitol on June 14. Albrecht donated a kidney to save the life of a 28 year old woman with a rare disorder. “Kathy Albrecht’s selfless act in donating her kidney to save the life of another human being is inspiring and should encourage us all to consider how precious every life is,” said Fitzpatrick. “Kathy has always been a great advocate for increasing organ donations and saving lives as a blood donor and registered bone marrow donor.” Albrecht was awarded the New York State Gift of Life Medal of Honor, an award established by former Gov. Pataki’s tenure. The medal was created to recognize those who give life-saving organ donations and to encourage others to consider becoming donors.
Left to right: Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua), Kathy Albrecht, Assemblymen Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning)