Lexington’s own Finn Collier honored with service award
“Franklin Moosnick Service Award” given posthumously to youngster
Lexington, KY – He was a boy with a heart much larger than his seven years. And the Lexington Division of the American Heart Association is honoring this youngster who passed away on April 10, 2019 after battling several congenital heart defects his entire life.
Finn has posthumously received the “Franklin Moosnick Service Award,” one of the highest honors given by the local office and affiliate, to recognize service to the Association that went above and beyond.
“We had a special bond with Finn and his parents, John and Tricia,” said Joey Maggard, executive director of the Lexington Chapter of the American Heart Association. “This young man, who loved going to Keeneland and all our AHA events, was always smiling and always willing to help in every way he could. All of us here deeply miss him but are so honored to be able to remember and honor him with this award.”
The award was named for Dr. Franklin Moosnick, a former member of the AHA National Board of Directors and former president and long-time board member for the AHA in Kentucky. His impact on the community and the AHA was great and the award was established in his name in 1990.
Beginning in 2020, the AHA in Lexington will be establishing a new award – “The Finn Collier Service Award.” Other youngsters who have gone above and beyond with service to the AHA and their community will be eligible to receive this award.
Finn’s entire family, including his parents and four siblings, remain passionate volunteers for the AHA in Lexington as they continue to honor their son’s legacy.
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