In July 2016, my son, Giovanni was diagnosed with lymphoma. For nearly a year, he went through countless surgeries, blood transfusions and various chemo cycles, but he always kept a smile on his face.
While in treatment, Giovanni’s bravery caught the attention of many, including athletes and even his hometown police department, where he was bestowed the honor of “Police Chief” for the day. He has an amazing spirit and it beams through every smile he gives. Giovani underwent surgery and in February 2017, we were told that he was in remission. We had a huge party for him.
This past year, Gio was featured as a young hero in our partnership with Burlington.