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CareMed CEO Fulfills Wishes Of Special Needs Kids

New Hyde Park-based company provides

Christmas cheer to St. Mary’s children

Each of the 97 patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s inpatient facility in Bayside had the opportunity to really think about what they wanted for Christmas and that’s exactly what they got, courtesy of Moby Kazmi, CEO and managing partner of CareMed Pharmaceutical Services in New Hyde Park.

Kazmi asked for a wish list of what each patient wanted and he made sure to fulfill each of his or her wishes. Among some of the wishes were pillow pets, lava lamps, cars, trucks, iTunes gift cards, dolls and more, all of which were delivered.

Along with a few of his family members, Kazmi visited each patient floor of the hospital handing out presents to all the kids, bringing them an early holiday treat before Christmas day.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for us to spread a little joy to St. Mary’s Kids during the holidays and watch their faces light up as they got their presents, Kazmi said. “My family and I really enjoyed meeting all the kids and just spending time at a hospital that provides the best possible care for children with special needs.”

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, New York’s largest provider of long-term specialized medical care and rehabilitation to children with medically complex conditions serves, 4,000 children with special needs each day in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

St. Mary’s is a national leader in post-acute care for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions. Today one in five children has a special healthcare need.

St. Mary’s provides intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to 4,000 children each day in the New York Metropolitan region and beyond through its family-centered inpatient, home, and community programs. A pediatric healthcare innovator, St. Mary’s created the nation’s first pediatric palliative care program, NY State’s first long-term home healthcare program, NYC’s first certified traumatic brain injury program, and offers one of only nine interdisciplinary pediatric feeding disorder programs in the U.S.

For more information, please visit www.stmaryskids.org.

News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office confirmed it’s investigating allegations made towards a Long Island Little League coach, suggesting he kept $12,000 players raised for a trip to Cooperstown.

 

Parents were outraged and children heartbroken to find the team would not be going to Cooperstown this year. They say Merillon Sharks coach Vincent Carreca, of New Hyde Park, told kids they were ready to go a few days before the trip. Then parents, who called Dreams Park in Cooperstown to confirm meal plans, learned the Sharks were not registered for the event.

 

“This is a horrible thing that happened,” one parent said, who asked not to be identified.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


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