Service Above Self Recognition Luncheon
The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.” Today, in keeping with the traditions and values of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Davis has created a special recognition luncheon for an outstanding member of our community who distinguishes himself/herself through service above self. If you know of someone in our community who you would like to nominate for this special recognition please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25th, 2008, Recognition Luncheon For Stephanie Ladd
Stephanie Ladd, (second from the left) is pictured here with her husband, Nathan Ladd and their family. Stephanie is being honored for her recent contribution of her bone marrow to the National Marrow Donor Program. Stephanie was registered in the bone marrow donor program and recently was notified that she was a match. The donor program paid to fly her and her family to D.C., so that they could harvest her bone marrow. She had to undergo a series of painful injections throughout the week. On the last day of her stay she had to sit still for six painful hours while they removed her bone marrow. This was quite an experience for Stephanie and her family.
The recipient of her bone marrow was a 12-year-old girl, who desparately needed a bone marrow transplant. The following day this young lady received Stephanie's bone marrow and is in recovery. Although it could take up to a year to learn how the transplant took, there is a lot of optimism for this young girl's recovery. What a special gift to give someone. Finding a match for someone is very rare, so we are all very honored that Stephanie was brave enough to take part in this extraordinary event. The Rotary Club of Davis would like to thank Stephanie Ladd for her Service Above Self.