I always say that Binghamton area people have the biggest hearts of anyone I know.  Anytime there is a person or family in need, the community comes out in full force.  There is a benefit coming up this Friday for a person that I am glad to call my friend...Luke Slota.


He was diagnosed this past year with hepatolenticular degeneration also known as Wilson’s disease. Due to this serious health condition, Luke was put on the list to receive a liver transplant. Our prayers were answered when Luke was given his liver transplant on December 22, 2012. He is now making strides day by day but still has a long road of recovery ahead. Luke has always been a wonderful friend to all those he has come in contact with and can always make others laugh.

Luke has served in Afghanistan and Iraq in the U.S. Army. He has also been heavily involved in the Johnson City community serving as a current Village Trustee and an Usher at Saint James Church.

The benefit is coming up this Friday at the Johnson City High School cafeteria from 5 P.M. til 9 P.M.  Get all the details here.