A hockey fan asked for a kidney on a homemade sign during a game — and found a match! @PaulaFaris has more on their emotional reunion. https://t.co/W1vUNMab63 pic.twitter.com/8BNrSTdvcG— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 21, 2018Sowatsky created a sign that said, “Calling all hockey fans! I need a kidney! Gratefully yours, Kelly,” along with a phone number.The Penguins tweeted a photo of Sowatsky holding the sign and it soon went viral.The tweet caught the attention of fellow Penguins fan Jeff Lynd, who reached out to Sowatsky on Facebook.“I saw desperation, I saw courage and I saw she needed help,” Lynd told “GMA.” “I knew that my blood type matched. I had this feeling it was something I just had to do.”Sowatsky and Lynd, who happen to also be teachers, met and were indeed a match.Two weeks ago, Dr. Amit Tevar performed the life-saving surgery at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.“Jeff had an excellent kidney to donate,” Tevar told “GMA.” “Kelly should do very well for a very, very long time with that kidney.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by November 21, 2018 /Sports News – National Hockey fan’s homemade sign requesting a kidney lands her a life-saving donation Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABCNews.com(PITTSBURGH) — One hockey fan’s homemade sign ultimately saved her life after she used it to ask strangers for a kidney donation.Kelly Sowatsky, 31, was desperately in need of a kidney. So last April she took matters into her own hands at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Penguins fan: Seeking hero. pic.twitter.com/jAeA81Wny7— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 31, 2018“I thought this was my last chance to get the attention of somebody in a really big way,” Sowatsky told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.
Three Merlins from 820 Naval Air Squadron will join Argus and sail to Sierra Leone to support UK’s growing effort on land to deal with the outbreak of the disease.After a meeting of the Government’s COBR emergency committee, chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron , to discuss the worsening virus crisis in Africa, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the UK armed forces were ramping up their efforts.The helicopters and auxiliary ship will be used first and foremost to help medical efforts on land, where Britain’s Armed Forces are playing a pivotal role in tackling the crisis.Mr Fallon said more troops would be dispatched to support engineers, logisticians and planners already on the ground to support the construction of the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Unit, while additional personnel are being sent to support an Ebola training facility run by the World Health Organisation.With the commitment of the extra resources, more than 750 British Servicemen and women will be involved in the effort to curb the spread of the disease.Personnel from RNAS Culdrose will be joined on Argus by Royal Marines of 1 Assault Group to provide protection for the ship and the personnel aboard.Captain Mark Garratt, Commanding Officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose said: “Culdrose will embark three Merlin Mark 2 helicopters and 80 personnel from 820 Naval Air Squadron as well as a 50 strong cadre of the Maritime Aviation Support Force on-board RFA Argus as she deploys to the West coast of Africa.“The inherent flexibility of the Merlin, the Navy’s latest Anti-Submarine helicopter, acting in a transport and utility role from afloat, will mean that medical operations ashore can be fully supported.”“We’ll be embarking Culdrose-based Merlin helicopters and Royal Marine Commandos before heading down to West Africa,” said Capt David Eagles RFA, Argus’ Commanding Officer.[mappress]Press Release, October 09, 2014; Image: UK Navy RFA Argus to Help Fight Ebola in West Africa View post tag: africa View post tag: RFA View post tag: Argus View post tag: Help Follow @navaltoday Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and the Royal UK Navy’s ‘floating clinic’ RFA Argus will join the fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Argus to Help Fight Ebola in West Africa Share this article View post tag: Ebola View post tag: fight View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy October 9, 2014 Authorities View post tag: West View post tag: News by topic read more
By U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Bureau of Public Affairs June 22, 2020 The U.S. Air Force will temporarily deploy four aircraft and crews to Curaçao to support enhanced counternarcotics operations with international partners targeting illicit traffickers in the Caribbean.Two patrol aircraft, an E-3 Sentry (AWACS) and E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS), supported by two KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, will fly detection and monitoring missions in international airspace to help U.S. and international law enforcement authorities disrupt and defeat transnational criminal organizations trafficking illegal narcotics in the region. Approximately 200 airmen, including aircrews, maintenance technicians, logisticians, and administrative personnel will support the operation.The aircraft will operate from the Curaçao-hosted Cooperative Security Location (CSL), also commonly referred to as a forward operating location, in Willemstad. U.S. Air Force aircraft have previously conducted similar missions from the CSL under a counternarcotics partnership agreement with the governments of Curaçao and the Kingdom of the Netherlands dating back two decades.Curaçao is a committed regional partner whose longstanding support for multinational counter-drug operations plays a vital role in stemming the flow of deadly narcotics trafficked globally by violent criminal organizations.The United States announced the enhanced counternarcotics operations April 1. Since then, the U.S. has collaborated with international partners in more than a dozen Caribbean interdiction events.To date, U.S. enhanced counternarcotics operations have resulted in the seizure of more than 49 metric tons of cocaine and almost 13,000 pounds of marijuana, an estimated loss of $1.2 billion to transnational criminal organizations. Law enforcement authorities have also detained more than 160 drug smugglers during the operations.This deployment demonstrates U.S. Southern Command’s enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with its partners. Twenty-two countries support counternarcotics efforts as part of Joint Interagency Task Force South. Committed nations contributing to the international effort have been involved in 75 percent of drug interdictions this year.For decades, transnational criminal organizations have sought to exploit the Caribbean region to traffic narcotics, mainly cocaine, to the United States, Europe, and other destinations worldwide. International cooperation against drug trafficking activities in the region denies criminal organizations the ability to establish a foothold, threaten citizen security, and undermine lawful communities in the Caribbean. read more
RelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Bravo leaves Man City for Real Betis David Silva joins Real Sociedad Claudio Bravo has left Manchester City after four years at the Etihad Stadium, the Premier League club have confirmed.The Chilean goalkeeper, who joined City from Barcelona in 2016, was out of contract. The 37-year-old had spent the past three seasons as second choice following the arrival of Ederson in 2017.Bravo had been installed as number one by manager Pep Guardiola after his signing, replacing Joe Hart, due to his superior footwork.But he endured an error-ridden first season and was thereafter largely confined to cup appearances.He made 61 appearances for City, collected two Premier League winners’ medals and helped City to their recent Carabao Cup triumphs.Tags: Chilean goalkeeperClaudio BravoMan City read more