Michael Latta loved being an EMT. After graduating from North Andover High School in 2004, he found his passion when he enrolled at Northern Essex Community College and completed his EMT certificate. “Michael would sign up for 24 hour shifts on Saturday nights because there were more emergency calls” recalls his sister Nikki. “We all need people like Michael in our communities.”
What does it mean when a doctor suggests you get your affairs in order? For my late wife, my children and me it meant trying to find a positive amid the horror of losing a wife and mother— some small way to hold on to her.
The Reid Sacco Memorial Cancer Research Fund was established in honor of Reid Sacco, a courageous young man who was diagnosed with Sarcoma just weeks before his high school graduation in 2003.
Nicole Lemieux Knight was a remarkable person. President of the 1986 senior class at Newburyport High School and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Nicole enjoyed successful careers in both New York and Paris and was a friend to many on both continents.
Isabella “Bella” Marino would have turned 20 years old in June of 2017. But in 2001, at the age of 4, the little girl with a big heart from Beverly passed away from a rare blood disorder.
Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, John’s family established the John T. Schroeder Memorial Foundation in his honor. The vision of the Foundation, which awarded grants and scholarships mainly in the Long Island area – where the Schroeders were raised – was to be a source of hope, optimism and prosperity in local communities. Since it’s inception, the Foundation made over $335,000 in charitable donations and more than $110,000 in scholarships.
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