Persell Middle School “Stands Tall With Cody”

Persell Middle School students recently joined the “Stand Tall With Cody” movement by wearing red to school. Cody, a former Persell Middle School student, is awaiting a heart transplant and the student body wanted to show their support for the Persell alumnus.

In addition to wearing red, Persell students held a Hat Day for Cody collecting $250. Students also created and mailed cards to Cody wishing him a quick recovery.

Cody has made it his mission to raise awareness on the need for organ donation. Only 28 percent of New Yorkers are registered to donate organs. Please consider joining the state’s organ donor registration on-line at or to help someone in need.

posted on 02/20/2018 - filed under: Community, Middle School, Spotlight, Students