|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. |
|Morris County family whose 10-year-old daughter was diagnosed with acute|
|myeloid leukemia. As the family deals with their daughter’s needs, the father |
was diagnosed with cancer and in need of seven weeks of radiation.
|Morris County family whose 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.|
|Bergen County family dealing with their son’s neuro-degenerative disorder. As|
|yet, there is no cure and no extensive treatment.|
|Sussex County family whose mother passed away leaving two sons and a|
|husband.A fund was started to support the future education for their sons.|
|Morris County family whose 7-year-old son was diagnosed with mitochondrial|
|disorder, which causes damage to cells of the brain, heart, liver, kidney and |
|Passaic County family whose 12-year-old son became severely disabled after|
|being hit in the chest by a baseball sending him into cardiac arrest. He is under |
going advanced medical treatments and various types of therapy costing
astronomical amounts of money.
|Supported five Morris County families thru Operation Holiday 2008. Operation|
|Holiday aids families trying to overcome hardships, illnesses, emotional and |
physical abuse. We also donated 12 Samantha bears to the children of the
|Morris County family whose 4-year-old daughter was born with severe trachea|
|malaysia. She has undergone seven procedures in the last four years. She is |
undergoing rehabilitation therapy and has already begun to show signs of
|Morris County family whose 7-year-old boy was diagnosed with acute|
|lymphoblastic leukemia over three years ago. The mother left her job after her |
son’s diagnosis. This young boy has conquered three years of treatment.
|Essex County family whose 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with kidney|
|cancer and had to have one kidney removed. She’s undergoing weekly |
chemotherapy and her Mom has taken a leave of absence from her job. The
cancer was diagnosed early and her prognosis is positive due to her Mom’s
|Bergen County family whose 8-year-old boy was diagnosed with a rare form of|
|childhood cancer. The boy needed surgery, followed by chemotherapy and |
radiation. The prognosis with treatment is excellent.
|Hudson County family whose 13-year-old daughter had lacerations to her|
|spleen and kidney and then had to have her kidney removed after an accidental |
sleigh riding accident.
|Morris County family whose 1-year-old daughter was diagnosed with chronic|
|kidney disease. She has undergone many medical procedures and will receive |
dialysis until she is old enough to receive a transplant.
|Sussex County family whose mother died after being diagnosed with lung|
|cancer and two inoperable brain tumors. She leaves behind her husband and |
their 11-year-old quadruplets. The mom’s two greatest wishes were for her
families’ home to be secure and for her children to have the opportunity to go to
|Bergen County family whose 4-year-old daughter was born with a rare|
|congenital brain disorder. This disorder has left her with speech delays, not |
able to walk, not able to eat solid foods, and she suffers from severe seizures.
She is currently undergoing extensive genetic testing to determine any
|Supported NJ athletes with disabilities by participating in the Special Olympics|
|Annual Torch Run 2008.|
NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO
LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.