Amy Vidinovski

(Story told by her mother, Cathy Vidinovski)

Amy was a very dedicated and compassionate RN, proud of her profession and loved helping others.  She was family oriented and loved spending time with us, especially her niece Sophia, who called her “Mamie”.  A fun loving young woman who was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, she always had the baseball cap on and traveled to see them play many times.

 She had season tickets to the Bills games and after many games had no voice due to all the yelling she did for her favorite football team.  On January 19, 2011 one of the brightest lights disappeared from our lives as Amy was taken from us in a tragic car accident.  Her beautiful smile that could light up a room was suddenly gone from our lives.  There is a void in our hearts and an empty chair in our family that can never be filled.

We will never let her be forgotten.

We honor her memory by doing the Unyts walk and this year her brother had shirts made in her memory.  My son and I have tattoos in her memory.

Donation has affected our family in a positive way.  Amy spent much of her life helping others; it is comforting to know she lives on, helping others after her death.

We received a letter from the recipient of Amy’s cornea and although it was hard to read, we were thankful for that letter as it was confirmation of her generous deed.  One of my favorite songs is “Heaven was needing a Hero” and now Amy is Unyts’ Hero of the Month, a well-deserved honor.

 

 

 Thoughts from Jeff (Amy's Boyfriend)

Amy was the sweetest, funniest, most amazing person I have ever met. I loved her dearly and miss her more with each passing day. I can't believe she is gone. Gone too soon. The world needs a million more people like her, not one less. Amy was the most giving & generous person I've ever known, so it's only fitting that she continues to give the gift of life to this day.

Amy was by my side for ten years of her life. In those ten years we laughed together, cried together, screamed together - we did EVERYTHING together! When I met her she was a Yankees fan. Mostly because she thought a few of the players were cute! I'm a huge Red Sox fan so this did not sit well - but it didn't last long. Soon she started buying Red Sox hats and shirts to wear. Just so we had more in common with each other. Then.....over time, she became an even bigger fan than me! So then we decided to go to Boston every year to watch them play. We went for 4 or 5 years straight, going to 3 or 4 games every trip. It was exhausting - but we had the time of our lives. Everywhere I went with Amy I had the time of my life. Amy broke down barriers with her infectious smile, amazing personality and her resounding laughter. What a laugh! She could just start talking to a group of strangers like they were old friends. She was the life of the party everywhere she went. She was truly one of a kind.

Amy made me the person I am today. She is in my heart and she is in my soul, and will be - for the rest of my life. I love you AmyBaby.

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