“And I worked with the Boy Scouts for 50 years. I loved it — especially the camping trips,” he says. “The wilderness is such a beautiful, quiet place.”
“He has earned the highest awards in scouting,” his daughter says proudly.
Although these days he has to go three times a week for dialysis, “even that has become like a ministry to me. A group of us all have the same schedule.”
As Mr. Young says, “I have been lucky in my life to always have a mentor who helped me make the best use of my abilities. I want to take any opportunity to pass on some of the good things that have been done for me.
“When you can change lives, that changes you, too. It improves you as you learn about people.
“I’m no stranger to UPMC Shadyside,” he says. “I’ve been an inpatient several times. The people taking care of me have been beautiful. They are so dedicated and committed to what they do. It was almost like they were anointed or handpicked. I’ve been very impressed.”