Hi, I’m Giovanna…

I’m 22 months old. I live in Kansas City, Missouri and I have a big sister, Giuliana (age 6.5). I love to play with my sister and I enjoy Peppa Pig, dancing and being out on the town. I also love music (especially The Lumineers) as well as swimming, dining and Baby Signing Time. I’m a happy baby and I’ll proudly tell you I’m “happy” when I’m feeling it!

When I was 8 months old, I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma – intermediate risk (with anaplastic lymphoma kinase/ALK).

What is my favorite Candlelighters NYC experience? It is so hard to pick just one experience! I would say seeing the The Lumineers in concert and getting to meet the band! One of the band members even held me and we took pictures! My family says the best part of Candlelighters NYC is the love we receive from Barbara and the volunteers. Knowing that we have a “family” when we are in NYC provides a huge amount of comfort for us. Cancer is so unpredictable so you never know what can happen during treatment or scans and having Candlelighters NYC there to support us takes a huge weight off. My family is comforted knowing that whatever happens, Barbara will be there for us with open arms and unmatched generosity.

…And my family uses these words to describe Candlelighters NYC:  Love, family, support, comfort, generosity

Click here to donate to Candlelighters NYC in honor of Giovanna.