After Anthony and Lauren DiStasio unexpectedly lost their eight-month-old son Kyle in 2007, their families founded the
Kyle DiStasio Memorial Fund to benefit the needs of children. Through a golf tournament at Harbor Links Golf Course in
Port Washington, the organization raised
$10,000 which they generously donated to
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Winthrop-University Hospital.
“Over the past five years, Winthrop has
taken extra good care of my family, and all
four of my parent’s grandchildren were born
here,” said Mrs. DiStasio. “We wanted to
make a donation in remembrance of Kyle and
thought what better place than Winthrop.”
Winthrop also had the recent privilege to
share in the DiStasio family’s joy when Lauren
and Anthony welcomed a healthy baby girl
Alexandra Kylie Marie on October 20, 2008.
Pictured are (l.-r.) Eileen Magri, RN, MSN, Director of
Nursing, Maternal Child Health at Winthrop; Anthony
and Lauren DiStasio; Lauren’s parents Marie and Sal Capone; Lauren’s sister Andrea Keyloun with son Dylan; Peggy Murphy, RN, Nurse
Manager of Winthrop’s Neonatal ICU; and Nazeeh Hanna, MD, Chief of the Division of Neonatology & Newborn Medicine at Winthrop.