Ed Diana faces liver failure

County Executive committed to staying on as he awaits transplant


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Daughter Danielle and wife Mary listen to Orange County Executive Ed Diana deliver news about his failing liver on Wednesday, Oct. 28. (Image courtesy the Office of the County Executive)



— Orange County Executive Ed Diana announced today that his health is threatened by a condition that could lead to liver failure.

Diana said he suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. At its most severe, the disease can progress to liver failure, according to the Mayo Clinic Web site.

Diana's name has already been placed on a waiting list for liver transplant surgery. If a match is found and the procedure moves forward, Diana would name Jim O'Donnell, currently the county's deputy county executive, as acting executive until his return.

With his wife and daughter beside him, Diana pledged the disease will not keep him from his work as a public servant.

“Let me first assure you that I feel well and am as committed as ever to the job of County Executive and service to the people of Orange County,” said Diana. “My doctors at Crystal Run Healthcare and at Columbia Presbyterian, where the procedure will be performed, have advised me that this condition will cause continued deterioration of my liver. My overall health is good and my lifestyle is active making this the best time to pursue this option and have a positive outcome.”

Diana intends to run for re-election in 2013, according to Spokeswoman Orysia Dmytrenko.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Helping those who help animals
— Several years ago, Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, floated the idea of replacing one of the...
Image Town-wide visioning project launched
— Community 2000, in partnership with the Town of Warwick and the Villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Warwick, is organizing a...
Image The Class of 2030 begins its journey
Rhythm and Rhyme Childcare in Warwick congratulates all of its recent 2017 preschool graduates. Onward to Kindergarten as members of the future class of 2030.
Photo provided...
Image Two Scouts from GWL Troop 477 earn the rank of Eagle Scout
By Jason Fox
— On Sunday June 11, Boy Scout Troop 477 awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to two young men for the first...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Warwick, NY