Asks for help finding a kidney donor for friend

To the Editor:

A beloved member of our community, Mimi Leto, needs a special gift so she can have a long life as wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Loyal and new customers of Alfredo's know Mimi as the bubbly, generous and welcoming soul and spirit of the family's iconic restaurant.

Mimi needs a kidney. She has fought her condition for years with diligence and care through diet, medication and exercise.

She recently learned she must begin a punishing regimen of dialysis and needs a kidney transplant.

As a dear friend of Mimi and her family, I publicly ask our community to consider helping out a very special person who has touched so many of our lives.

If you or anyone you know is able and willing to donate, you can call Yale-New Haven Hospital transplant coordinators for more information at 866-925-3897.

Please let them know you are calling in regard to Domenica Leto.

Thank you.

Harriet Edelman

New Milford