|SAMANTHA LORENE CALAFIORE MEMORIAL FUND, INC.
Our SLiCe of Heaven
|Bergen County family whose son has “late infantile” batten disease, a neuro-|
|degenerative disorder. As yet, there is no cure and no extensive treatment. |
|Sussex County family whose four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with|
|leukemia. (Sadly, she passed away this past fall). |
|Monmouth County family whose baby boy was diagnosed prenatal with severe|
|aortic stenosis, the narrowing or obstruction of the hearts aortic valve. Five days |
after birth he suffered a partially collapsed lung. Eight days after birth he had a
|Bergen County family whose 11-year-old son has an inoperable brain tumor.|
|Passaic County family whose one-year-old daughter was diagnosed with acute|
|lymphoblastic leukemia. She has undergone weekly chemotherapy treatments |
and in the fall had a bone marrow transplant.
|Bergen County family whose father died suddenly leaving behind his wife and|
|four young children, one who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.|
|Ocean County family whose three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with|
|communication and motor speech disorders. She cannot communicate and is |
learning sign language. She needs speech therapy and the costs are high and
not covered by families insurance.
|Supported a Passaic County family with the cost of funeral services for their six-|
|year-old daughter after she was struck by a car just steps away from her home. |
|Morris County family whose father died suddenly leaving behind his wife and|
|two small children.|
|Passaic County family whose nine-year-old boy has been diagnosed with|
|sensory integration disorder. He has difficulty with his perception, coordination |
and balance. He needs occupational therapy on a regular basis.
|Morris County family whose 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with chronic|
|myelogenous leukemia. She underwent brain surgery and is going thru |
chemotherapy. A bone marrow drive was held to help find a match.
|Morris County family whose 13-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. At|
|the time, his sibling was a bone marrow match. |
|Passaic County family whose father died suddenly leaving behind his wife, who|
|has advanced stages of multiple sclerosis, and five children, the youngest |
|Morris County family whose 16-year-old daughter has a rare brain disease.|
|This disease causes the blood vessels to wrap around the nerves causing |
shooting pains throughout her face. She has undergone surgery and more
brain surgery is likely in the future. Because of the pain she can no longer
|Essex County family whose two-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.|
|Bergen County family whose five-year-old son was diagnosed with Duchenne|
|Muscular Dystrophy. |
|Supported five families thru the Morris County Operation Holiday Program|
|2007. This program aids families trying to overcome hardships, illnesses and |
emotional and physical abuse. Also donated 12 Samantha bears to be
NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO
LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.