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Yessenia Cscano

Catwoman

Mother of three amazing children! Brianna, CJ, and Chrisbelle.  My goal is to honor them by leaving behind a legacy of service, kindness, and support instilled in my children and those whose lives I’ve touched.

In September of 2017, my youngest Chrisbelle (1-year-old) was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma.  Josh, has been a supporter since the day we met.  My child is one of those he passionately and selflessly surprises daily.  I honestly cannot thank him enough for his dedication, and efforts made to make us cancer impacted families not feel alone and through a Superhero Suit (Batman) make us forget our reality for a moment in time.  I honestly cannot imagine fighting this battle without him being in my corner.  Touched by his dedication and kindness towards our children and community I’ve been inspired to become an ally in ensuring kids smile through cars and superheroes.  

Yessenia has been providing specialized bereavement support tailored to the needs of each donor family she has served for the last 17 years at LiveOnNY as one of their Senior Family Services Coordinator.  

LiveOnNY serves a population of 13 million people in the greater New York City area and its neighboring counties. Yessenia’s primary and most important role within the team is to provide care and counsel families regarding the process of organ and tissue donation for transplant in intensive care units in our area shortly after the death of their loved one.  Gently provides specialized support, crisis intervention, guides families through the death and dying process, and offers families the opportunity to authorize organ and tissue donation, if the patient is deemed a medically suitable donor.  

Yessie also serves as a member of the National Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) within the Advisory Committee as a National Donor Family Advocate.  In 2015 she was honored at the AMAT National Conference in Houston, TX as the Donor Family Advocate of the Year.  In 2014 Yessenia received the DonorCARE award for ongoing Commitment to Excellence in Donor Family Support by the Multiskeletal Transplant Foundation. She is currently sitting in the Advisory Board for the AJ Project (founded by one of the Donor Families she has served in NYC). From the 4 The AJ Project she was awarded the first Silage Award (January 2018 in Astoria, NY) as a form of gratitude for the care provided during the worse day of their lives. 

Some of the collaborative volunteer work she has done for the community includes joining forces with multiple foundations and organizations who provide services to members of our community in times of need and crisis.  NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, NYS Marine Association, GFWC Península Women’s Club dedicated to helping homeless women and children. Mentor youth through programs available based on the career of their interest.

yessenia-escano---smiles-through-cars

Yessenia Cscano

Catwoman

Mother of three amazing children! Brianna, CJ, and Chrisbelle.  My goal is to honor them by leaving behind a legacy of service, kindness, and support instilled in my children and those whose lives I’ve touched.

In September of 2017, my youngest Chrisbelle (1-year-old) was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma.  Josh, has been a supporter since the day we met.  My child is one of those he passionately and selflessly surprises daily.  I honestly cannot thank him enough for his dedication, and efforts made to make us cancer impacted families not feel alone and through a Superhero Suit (Batman) make us forget our reality for a moment in time.  I honestly cannot imagine fighting this battle without him being in my corner.  Touched by his dedication and kindness towards our children and community I’ve been inspired to become an ally in ensuring kids smile through cars and superheroes.  

Yessenia has been providing specialized bereavement support tailored to the needs of each donor family she has served for the last 17 years at LiveOnNY as one of their Senior Family Services Coordinator.  

LiveOnNY serves a population of 13 million people in the greater New York City area and its neighboring counties. Yessenia’s primary and most important role within the team is to provide care and counsel families regarding the process of organ and tissue donation for transplant in intensive care units in our area shortly after the death of their loved one.  Gently provides specialized support, crisis intervention, guides families through the death and dying process, and offers families the opportunity to authorize organ and tissue donation, if the patient is deemed a medically suitable donor.  

Yessie also serves as a member of the National Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) within the Advisory Committee as a National Donor Family Advocate.  In 2015 she was honored at the AMAT National Conference in Houston, TX as the Donor Family Advocate of the Year.  In 2014 Yessenia received the DonorCARE award for ongoing Commitment to Excellence in Donor Family Support by the Multiskeletal Transplant Foundation. She is currently sitting in the Advisory Board for the AJ Project (founded by one of the Donor Families she has served in NYC). From the 4 The AJ Project she was awarded the first Silage Award (January 2018 in Astoria, NY) as a form of gratitude for the care provided during the worse day of their lives. 

Some of the collaborative volunteer work she has done for the community includes joining forces with multiple foundations and organizations who provide services to members of our community in times of need and crisis.  NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, NYS Marine Association, GFWC Península Women’s Club dedicated to helping homeless women and children. Mentor youth through programs available based on the career of their interest.