THE ANGELO FUNDApril 20, 2012
Every Album ordered TODAY through SUNDAY 4/22 a portion of the sale will be going towards "THE ANGELO FUND". (read below) Join me in supporting a fellow family in Christ going through a very rough time. Thank you so much for your outpouring of support and love for this dear family. Family and friends of the Ballestero family are uniting to raise money to help with little Angelo's battle with cancer. Please GIVE support! -------- It's amazing how life changes. One moment sitting at my dining room table, laughing, eating some great Italian food, enjoying time with my dear friend Shelly Ballestero and the next I received the most devastating call. The very painful journey had begun. Shelly had left the next day to go back to her home in Orlando and in one moment her life, the life of her family and the life of little Angelo's, would be changed forever. What Shelly thought would be normal "growing pains", turned out to be what every mother would dread and fear hearing...CANCER. Specifically diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancerous (malignant) bone tumor, little Angelo would undergo surgery only weeks later to amputate above his left knee. Angelo is the only one in the USA with his combo condition of Osteo and bone marrow failure, which has made it difficult to treat. We are praying he will not have to undergo a bone marrow transplant which is on the table now...Several top hospitals in the US are on his case and he is in the medical journals as well. This precious child wants to walk again, and won't be fitted for a prosthetic leg for a few more months, it breaks his heart to have lost his leg and is seen as 'different'. He sill has a few more months of chemo...prayers are needed! Shelly and her husband Angelo are two of the dearest people I know. Shelly has always been a huge giver and cared for so many others and now she needs us to care for her and her beautiful family. Please, please give something. Every dollar counts. They have tons of needs as you can imagine. Not only do they have Angelo to care for, but after years of not being able to get pregnant, they found out they will be having a baby boy later this year. The medical bills are piling up and now they will have more to contend with. They are also in desperate need of transportation.