Maddie Martin, 20, was born with Alport syndrome, a genetic mutation that affects her kidneys, eyes and ears. A transplant was needed to save her life and in June, Tammy McManaway of Lisbon decided to donate a kidney to her.
Karl Saszik, 47, and his brother, 50-year-old Erik of Chicago, both native New Londoners, planned a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro a year ago as an adventurous reunion. They spent a week climbing a total of 48 miles round trip.
The new group, Norwich Green Initiative, hopes to create smoke-free zones in city parks and advocate for other eco-friendly initiatives.
Subjects included zoning updates, housing developments in the works, microtransit efforts and more.