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One Last Wish

Truly touched by the kindness and generosity of the Sylvester family. Merlon Sylvester, Junior passed away in December. His last wish was to make a donation to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program, and on Sunday afternoon his family made that wish come true.

With the help of the Red Knights MC Chapter 8 Millinocket, a band of brothers Junior loved like family, the Sylvester family donated $31,000 to help change kids’ health and change the future.

I was joined by Dr. Mike Melia, chief of EMMC’s Emergency Department who also participated in the ride from Albion to Bangor. Dr. Melia has seen firsthand the impact donations have at the Medical Center, and it was his privilege to thank Junior’s family and the Red Knights for their generosity.