Letters To The Editor

November 7, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2012

Heartfelt appreciation

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of my niece, Hannah Sames, and all children living with Giant Axonal Neuropathy, I wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to all North Country supporters who helped to make the Volleyball Tournament for Hope a great success.

Saranac High School hosted this year’s event on Monday, Oct. 8. The event was organized by Shana Hileman (Beekmantown Central), Vicki McMillan (Plattsburgh High School) and Joanne Johnson (Saranac Central).

This year’s event was the biggest tournament ever, with the following teams participating from Sections VII and X: Northern Adirondack, Northeastern Clinton, Plattsburgh High School, Beekmantown, Peru, AuSable Valley, Saranac, Saranac Lake, Malone, Chateaugay, Massena and Lake Placid.

Several volunteers had a hand in making the event possible, including the officials, concession stand/raffle volunteers, coaches and, of course, the athletes.

Nearly $5,000 was raised to support Hannah’s Hope for GAN as we pursue our upcoming clinical trials for an effective treatment for children living with GAN today and for generations to come.

Funds raised will also help us to achieve the $450,000 all-or-nothing challenge grant that has been proposed by Doris Buffett’s Sunshine Lady Foundation. Please continue to support us by spreading the news of our life-saving mission and monitor our progress at:

The love and support from the North Country has been truly amazing.


Board of Directors president

Hannah’s Hope for GAN Inc.


Hospital demolition

TO THE EDITOR: I am in great support of the demolition project of the Moses-Ludington Hospital into apartments for senior citizens.

I voice my support for this project for two reasons: the project is being completed locally, based out of Rome, NY; and the historical landmark is being used for care purposes.

With the recent consolidation and selling of nursing homes, this project can only help families and the patients themselves by keeping them in the area and because they are not paying the high costs for nursing-home care.

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