-by Helen Fuentes, donor sister
My brother Carlos spent much of his life nurturing others and helping those around him. He enjoyed cooking delicious, hearty meals that reflected our Puerto Rican heritage. Through the years, he received various certificates and much recognition for his culinary skills.
While working at the South Bronx Mental Health Council, Carlos helped ready the clients for life outside the home by teaching them to prepare meals.
Carlos loved sports and was a fan of wrestling and martial arts and was a league bowler. As a youngster, he developed an interest in comic books and became a collector of vintage comics amassing three huge collections.
My brother had signed up in the New York State Donate Life Registry as an eye, organ and tissue donor so that even in death, he could help someone and he did so as an eye donor.