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Luca Paonessa

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My name is Luca. I am from Michigan. In November 2010, I was diagnosed with meduloblastoma, a rare brain tumor, at the age of 2 ? My Mommy, Daddy, and Sister Gabriella moved to Memphis with me, so I could get the best treatment for my boo boo at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. My baby brother Cristiano was born in Memphis in March 2011. I am so grateful for the treatment I am receiving from St Jude. I finished 6 months of IV chemo in Memphis where I spent a lot of time in the hospital. We have extended family at St Jude and the Target House, where we lived for those 6 months. We all made fortunate friendships during unfortunate times. I started my treatment in Memphis at St Jude as "Baby Luca" and went home to Michigan as a boy. I am currently at home on 6 months of oral chemo. I will turn 3 in June, 2011. Please consider making a donation to St. Jude under my name. Pediatric Brain Cancer is the #1 killer of childhood cancer and it remains largely under funded. The money you donate will specifically go to brain cancer research. Please help and pray that no child should die in the dawn of life. Thank you for your donation and all you have done on my journey of love, faith, and healing. My journey is long. Please say a pray for me as I will be praying for you.

God Bless You,

Hugs, Kisses, and Prayers

Luca Paonessa
(The Little Engine That Could- Choo Choo)

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The Supancich Family
Sat, Aug 04, 2012
Luca was a blessing in so many ways and he continues to inspire us each and every day! We feel so blessed to have gotten to share in his love of life.


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