Dr. Kathy Reilly FallonLocation : New York, New York, United States of America
Nominated by : Stephanie Rivera
I am a Foot and Ankle Specialist and Surgeon at the Midtown Health Center in Manhattan for the last 25 years.
After serving as a volunteer Doctor for 8 weeks after 9-11 at St. Paul’s Chapel near Ground Zero in NYC, I drew upon my experiences there, and I founded Heavenly Productions Foundation (HPF).
I am the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a 501c-3 not for profit charitable organization whose mission is to help children in need and in distress since 2003.
I sang on the “Heavenly Lullabies CD” with 20 other musicians which benefited the Babies and Orphans of 9-11 and marked the first project of Heavenly Productions Foundation.
I then sang and authored “Heavenly Skies & Lullabies Book & Cd “ with actor and owner of Rao’s Restaurant-Frank Pellegrino which benefited the children affected by Hurricane Katrina. This was HPF Charity’s second project.
I am so proud that the HPF charity has delivered over 12,100 backpacks and school supplies for children in need over the last 10 years. My charity has delivered over 2500 hand stuffed Teddy Bears for kids with cancer and kids that are ill to NY, FL, CT & PA hospitals and even to Ghana, Africa.
I volunteer with HPF by hosting “Healing Art Projects“ at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital every month to allow Pediatric patients with cancer or who are ill to enjoy 2 hours of art projects while listening to music and enjoying freshly baked cupcakes.
My charity hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert with cupcakes, music, dance performances and Irish themed gifts every year at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital over the last 5 years.
I also produce and sing at HPF’s Annual Holiday Concert and Dance Performances every December over the last 5 years along with song and dance performances from many performers and the charity donates ~500 toys to the Pediatric patients.
I am dedicated to lifting others up and it brings me great joy to help others everyday of my life.I
have done my best to impact the lives of thousands of children and people in New York and other parts of the world. I strive to serve as an inspiration to all that come to meet me.
I do my best to inspire all of my volunteers and board members and continually empower them to lift up others in hope that they will follow my mission to help babies and children in need and in distress as well as others that need help.
I live my life to the fullest with compassion and gratitude. I love my family, friends and my dog-Fluffy who all provide me with love.