Anthony’s Hero

On Jan. 26, 2013, an emergency fundraiser is being held for Anthony Socci, 28, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Hosted by the Step by Step Organ Transplant Association, which was founded by George Marcello, a two-time organ recipient, the fundraiser will be held at Riviera Parque Banquet Centre in Vaughan. The event will be a night of dinner and dancing, with an open bar, door prizes and poker tournament. Tickets are $100. From February 5-22, 2013, Step by Step’s official torchbearer Khaled Khatib will embark on a 500-kilometre search for Anthony’s hero as he carries the Torch of Life from Ottawa to Toronto.

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  1. Heidi Brown
    January 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Anthony is a good friend of mine, with many people who love him. Please come and support him as he embarks on this journey to find a match! This is a man who loves his friends, and would do all he could to help those if they were in his situation. He although he is sick still continues to support those he knows who are also sick, this is why he has a heart of gold. He needs us! Please give generously if you can, and also please remember that this is only the beginning for him. He has a long road ahead, so please keep him in mind, if you know anyone who would like to be tested to be a donor, please let us know.

  2. Kelly McManus
    March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Anthony and I were childhood friends and I was deeply saddened when I heard this story. I want to get checked to see if I could be a donor. Where do I go and what do I need to have to be a good fit. My prayers are with you Anthony and I am so sorry that this is happening to you,you always had a heart of gold.