About Patty K. and Lanie
To meet Patty Kruszewski face to face, you immediately learn two things: first, call her Patty K. -- and secondly, it’s with an open heart that she shares fond memories of her late daughter Lanie Kruszewski. Together, the two would donate lifesaving blood and encourage their friends and family to do the same. In fact, Patty K. celebrates her birthday each year with a special event blood drive that encourages the community to get involved with a lifesaving mission.
This year, it comes as no surprise that as Patty K. prepares to embrace 65 -- she’s celebrating with a blood bash and with Lanie in mind. Lanie was an avid athlete excelling at field hockey, soccer, and basketball. Prior to her untimely death, Lanie shared the lesson her mother taught her years ago: donating lifesaving blood can help others. Lanie once described donating blood by saying: “It’s not stressful in anyway, it’s a relaxing experience.”