Angelo Pastizzo simply didn’t feel right. A lover of all foods Italian, the 57-year-old from Mechanicville thought it was indigestion, which a visit to his doctor confirmed—at least at first.
A recommended stress test provided a different answer—heart trouble—and required immediate action: get to the hospital. Pastizzo chose Albany Med. Arterial blockages created the need for triple bypass surgery.
That surgery was six years ago. Pastizzo is so thankful for the life-saving work of Albany Med’s team—he and his wife Janice have etched it in stone.
“THANK YOU FOR A NEW BEGINNING WITH
That message, inscribed on a two-foot square stone paver will join many others in Albany Med’s new healing garden in the Patient Pavilion, scheduled to open later this year. Resting in the park-like area designed as a place of relaxation for patients and their families, the Pastizzo’s stone will forever be their statement of thanks.
“It’s something that’s been on my mind. I really wanted to do something for Albany Med,” said Pastizzo. “I saw the healing garden paver stone. People like to have something that is there long-term. I sat down to discuss it with my wife, and we both thought this is a good idea.”
Pastizzo‘s life was saved by Albany Medical Center doctors. For that, he and his wife Janice are eternally grateful. There’s a paver stone nestled within the healing garden oasis that says just that.
For more information on healing garden paver stones, please visit www.amc.edu/give.