Dominick Mariconda served two years in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was injured during training and required hospitalization and surgery. After his release, Dominick was stationed at New Cumberland Army Depot repairing helicopters for the remainder of his two years.
Dominick was born in Brooklyn and currently lives in Long Island with his wife Lucille. They have two daughters and four grandchildren, who mean everything to him. He ran a successful deli and catering business for over thirty years, the hours were long and at times challenging, but he will never forget the connections he made in the community. After his retirement, Dominick headed to the waterways and became a licensed boat captain. He has been battling kidney disease for over 15 years and is now in stage 4 and expecting to need dialysis treatments.
Dominick’s faith and family are the most important things to him, and he hopes to be blessed to have more time with them. He believes a transplant will help him be there for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. “I could never express my gratitude to someone who would give so selflessly to another human being. God bless.” -Dominick
Dominick has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.
A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.