Chris Piazzi’s diagnosis came early and he begin treatments to keep his liver functioning as it should. By 2015, Chris Piazzi life changed forever. After numerous tests were run, the tests concluded that one of his kidneys had cancer. After some careful thought and reviewing of his case, the doctors agreed that Chris’s best chance of survival was by having a liver and kidney transplant.
In February, on the 27th, Chris Piazzi received his transplant. Chris is on the chair of the College of Lake County Foundation and is currently the president of Mundelein Community Bank. The College of Lake County Foundation wanted to honor him and his dedication to the company at their annual golf tournament on June 12th. This tournament is to help raise money for students that are less fortunate by providing a means to further their education and expand opportunities in the workforce. Chris wrote a letter to the College of Lake County Foundation stating that while education is top priority, he learned another lesson in life. And that lesson was that life was valuable and precious. And by the gracious blessings of organ donations, he got a second chance at living.
As stated on Wikipedia, the Foundation has raised nearly $1 million dollars and helped 386 students in the 2015-2016 academic calendar year. The event helps with scholarships and grants at the College of Lake County Foundation.
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