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Ezequiel Garcia's Journey to Help the NJ Sharing Network and Honor His Late Son

Ezequiel Garcia
Doug Doyle for WBGO

72-year old Ezequiel Garcia is running in the New York City Marathon in November.  Garcia has been a donor family member since his son passed in 2011 and became a tissue donor.  He will run his third marathon in support of NJ Sharing Network and in honor of his late son Rey. 

Ezequiel Garcia and the President and CEO of the NJ Sharing Network Joe Roth joined WBGO News Director Doug Doyle for an interview about Garcia's love for his family and his new passion for running.

Garcia moved to New Jersey from Puerto Rico in 1971 where he worked in the Newark Public School system as a Spanish teacher for 26 years.  He also worked as an adjunct professor and supervisor at Kean University. 

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Joe Roth of the NJ Sharing Network says Ezequiel has been a great help to the network, not only through his continuous support and has become a board member, but he also helps with translation duties.

Click above to hear the entire interview.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.