Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Vincent Drago from upstate New York is unique, indeed. In the earlier days, you would have found Vincent rocking out at Woodstock, feeling the music, culture and supporting everything from the 1960s and 1970s. He and his wife Laurinda of 36 years, even have a jukebox worthy music collection, sporting more than 350 records of original hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Living in a small town near Woodstock, Vincent is no stranger to the bohemian community of people. Coffee shops, tie dyed fashions, music and an eclectic walk down memory lane makes Woodstock a town frozen in time, and a fun place to visit.

In the past decade, Vincent has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes. Anyone that knows Vinny, knows he’s a rocker, tough as nails, and a fighter. Even after recently being put on oxygen by his doctor, Vinny didn't seem to flinch at the idea. As a retired employee of GM, Vincent knows quality, efficiency and appeal. After time and experience, he knew tanks didn't suit his lifestyle, and frankly he didn't like the attention they gave him. Vinny says 'Open-Aire is the Cadillac of portable oxygen', and he has a point. Since his Woodstock days, Vincent has picked up a love for golf. Last summer was packed with days on the golf course, friends, lunch at the cafe and activity. Since he was put on oxygen, Vincent never wanted to haul around his tanks on the course, change them out and deal with the hassle. He never imagined the possibility of being able to bring his unit on the course. . .until now. Now he just throws it over his shoulder, puts it in the golf bag, or keeps it in the cart. This summer you'll find Vincent on the 9 hole Green Acres Golf Course in upstate New York, with his 'Cadillac of Air'. If you see him, be sure to tell him to 'Keep on ROCKIN!'

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