Paramus Rotary (Noon) Honors Paramus Mayor and Family
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 11 2014 @ 07:16 PM EDT
The Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club (AM) AND the Paramus Noon Rotary Club were both sponsor clubs for Gift of Life child Mary Vanhnem Par. The host family for Mary and her mom Zung were none other then Paramus Mayor Richard and Paramus 1st Lady MaryAnn LaBarbiera.
There were several serious “ups and downs” concerning Mary’s surgery resulting in much emotion for Mary, Mom, and host family LaBarbiera…and a much longer stay for Mary and Zung, but Rich and MaryAnn (and their 3 sons) went well beyond the call of duty to support and care for Mary and Mom. This weekend Mary and Mom are returning back home to Myanmar/Burma.
In recognition for their care of Mary prior to, during, and after her surgery and recovery District Gift of Life Chairman Ray Hough presented Richard and MaryAnn LaBarbiera with the Gift of Life Humanitarian Award.