#ThankfulThursday: Honoring Our Local Heroes …

We hope our newest #ThankfulThursday reflection finds you and yours well.

Today, we join our distinguished elected leaders Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Chairman Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz, Vice-Chairman Oliver Gilbert, Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins (Prime Sponsor), the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the entire South Florida community in thanking and honoring our community’s healthcare professionals, law enforcement, first responders and frontline workers who kept Miami-Dade safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appropriately, this Sunday, Oct. 30th, Miami-Dade County will host the first-ever Hometown Heroes Parade showcasing a group of hometown heroes for their service and sacrifice.

Marile, our kids and I will be marching to honor our dear friend, the distinguished Dr. Giselle Guerra, who specializes in Transplant Nephrology and has been serving as the medical director of the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) — overseeing the kidney transplant program, including the living kidney donor program for over 10 years.

​Watch MTI’s new documentary to get a unique in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how they continued to provide a second chance at life to patients amidst the pandemic.

Dr. Guerra is also Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Guerra’s dedication to MTI’s kidney-specific programs has been recognized both nationally and internationally.

Thank you Dr. G!

Our friends at the FTX Arena have been hard at work collaborating with sponsors and local groups on the Family Fun Fest — free interactive activities, live performances, art displays, food trucks — including our son Carlos’ iRoll Sushi food truck — and so much more.

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
  • Parade procession: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Route: Starting on Biscayne Blvd from the Intercontinental Hotel to FTX Arena and Dan Paul Plaza
  • Family Fun Fest: After the parade, enjoy rides, activities, art installations and more at Dan Paul Plaza

We hope you and yours will join in Honoring our Local Heroes by marching and celebrating with them this Sunday Oct. 30th.

As always thank you for taking the time to reflect with us.

Warmest Personal Regards,
Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.

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