ABATE of NY, Inc. 'Freedom Rally: Ride to the Capital' was successful, although we didn't have the turnout we'd hoped for. We filled 18 appointments with Politician's offices, and had our voices heard! News cameras and camera phones were capturing the event. And Albany ABATE lined the top of the West Lawn's steps with our motorcycles. It was a good day at the Capital. Thank you to everyone that participated.
Just to keep everyone informed...our Chapter Treasurer, Papa John Dimaina had a motorcycle accident yesterday. Thankfully, we had many brothers & sisters that stopped to help, and block traffic until EMS arrived. Papa was transported to AMC with fairly minor injuries. Please keep Papa in your prayers, praying for a speedy recovery. And thank you to everyone that helped at the scene. MLH & R
Update on Papa John Dimaina...He's been released from the hospital, delivered to his home, and facing 6 - 8 weeks of recovery. I spoke with Albany ABATE's V.P., Mr. Brian Burns, who assured me that Papa John is in good spirits and happy to be home.