Officer Wilbert Mora Saves 5 Lives Through Organ Donation

USA Today Reports:

A New York City Police officer, who died following a shoot out in Harlem, has saved five lives after donating his organs.

Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, donated his heart, liver, two kidneys, and pancreas to five patients in need of life-saving organ transplants, according to a statement from LiveOnNY. Three individuals lived in New York and the other two lived outside of the city.

“Two of our NYPD heroes tragically lost their lives while protecting and serving their beloved city. When Officer Wilbert Mora’s family was notified of his passing, his family knew their brave and dedicated son would want to continue to save lives, even in death,” said Leonard Achan RN, MA, ANP, President and CEO of LiveOnNY in a statement.

NYPD Officer Mora, left and NYPD Officer Rivera, right.

Mayor Eric Adams called Mora a hero who “gave his life for our safety.”

“Officer Mora’s final gift was the gift of life to others in need. He was transferred from Harlem Hospital to NYU Langone Health, where we have honored the family’s wishes for him to be an organ donor hero, so that he may ‘Live On’ while saving the lives of others,” Achan said.

Got Dogs?

Gothamist is asking for your help to identify the best and worst public dog runs across the five boroughs. (Note: There are also dozens of private dog runs, but they’re only looking at those managed by the city.)

Email them at [email protected] (subject line: Rate Your Dog Run) or @Gothamist on Twitter using the hashtag #RateYourDogRun and include: the name, location, and neighborhood of your dog park, a photo (if you have one), and a letter grade you would give your dog park (A, B, C, D, F), along with some details as to why you chose that grade.

The Sanitation Foundation Wants to Hear from You

The Sanitation Foundation, the non-profit partner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is interested in gaining insight on how community clean-ups currently operate and what they can do to better support resident-led groups across the City. 

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas in a virtual focus group, please take a couple of minutes to complete the Pre-Qualifying Survey. They will select participants based on the information gathered from this form. Please complete the survey before January 31, 2022 to be considered. 

You will receive a confirmation email with meeting details, if you are selected to participate in one of the groups. Focus group participants will each receive a $100 gift card. Note: Only complete this form if you have volunteered with at least one clean-up. 

National Croissant Day

Le Petite Parisian (on Lenox Ave between 117/118) is celebrating National Croissant Day with a free croissant with every purchase.