|SAMANTHA LORENE CALAFIORE MEMORIAL FUND, INC.
Our SLiCe of Heaven
|Supported five families thru the Morris County Holiday Operation Program|
|2005. This program aids less fortunate families and families trying to overcome |
emotional and physical abuse.
|Morris County family whose two-year-old boy was diagnosed at one year old of|
|a rare genetic disorder that affects energy producing cells in his body. There is |
no cure and the disease has not been extensively researched. He has visited
three hospitals hoping to find treatment and cure.
|Morris County family whose son at the age of ten years old had a life saving liver|
|transplant. (At that time, the Samantha Fund was able to give financial support |
to the family). Now, at the age of twelve, their boy is in need of another
transplant. A duct connected to the new organ is leaking causing reoccurring
bacterial infections in his blood stream.
|Morris County family who created a foundation devoted to raising funds for|
|pediatric cancer research and patient and family services. Their foundation is |
named after their son who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003. (At that time,
the Samantha Fund was able to give financial support to the family).
Unfortunately, their son passed away when he was eleven years old due to
complications caused by a virus.
|Morris County family whose five-year-old boy was diagnosed with ALL type|
|leukemia. The little boy has two years of chemotherapy ahead of him.|
|Supported a Morris County high school and a Morris County family as they|
|started a yearly scholarship fund in memory of their sixteen-year-old girl who |
was murdered in a neighbors home.
|Three Warren County families who lost all their belongings in a condo house|
|Supported a Morris County camp that has been operating for 57 years. The|
|camp runs five sessions every summer and is free to youngsters who are blind, |
visually impaired or have multiple challenges ages five to eighteen.
|Sussex County family whose 55-year-old father was stricken with a rare form of|
|meningitis (neisseriameningitis). He and his wife are parents to twelve |
children. He now resides in a rehabilitation institute in Essex County.
|Passaic County family whose thirteen-year-old boy had surgery to have a tumor|
|removed and tests showed it was not cancerous. |
|Supported ARFC (Aids Resource Foundation for Children) in Essex County.|
|Their mission is to provide cost effective family-centered services to children |
coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. In September 2006, the Samantha Fund
chose to donate much needed school supplies to their after school program.
|Passaic County family whose boy has cystic fibrosis. |
|Supported a Morris County family after a drunk driver killed their mother one|
|mile away from home. All three of her children (15, 14 and 10 years old) were in |
the vehicle with their mother. The children were hospitalized with injures and
since have been released.
|Supported MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), which will go toward all the|
|NJ MADD Chapters. |
|Morris County family in dire need to have their home modified in order to make it|
|handicapped accessible. The family has three-year-old triplet boys born with |
bilateral Periventricular Leukomalacia, precursor to cerebral palsy. Also, their
mother was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
|Passaic County family whose six-year-old girl was born with a low red blood|
|count. She also had a problem with her pituitary gland and she was not |
growing normally. Because of this, her muscles and bones were weak and she
was unable to sit up. She stopped speaking and at the age of two she couldn’t
walk because of poor balance. Her sensory area of the brain has deteriorated
and there has been no diagnosis and no known cure. Currently, no further
atrophy has shown in her cerebellar region of the brain.
|Morris County family whose two-year-old girl was recently diagnosed with a|
|brain tumor. She is undergoing chemotherapy. |
NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO
LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.