Sons of Italy donates to Valerie Fund

May 07, 2019 291

BY: Frank L. Cahill

The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 President Louis Amato donated $750.00 to Valerie Fund in support of their upcoming event on Saturday, June 8 in Essex County’s Verona Park. Parsippany resident Bella Rocco, a Parsippany High School Senior, and former patient of Valerie Fund, accepted the donation on their behalf.

Bella has been attending the Walk since 2009 and each year her team, Bella’s Bunch has the distinction of fielding the most participants. 2008-the year it all changed-the diagnosis, Bella’s first surgery, the fear of the unknown. Fast forward to 2019. Bella had three surgeries and continue with MRIs and doctor visits, until anyone tells differently, Bella is a healthy teenager about to graduate Parsippany High School and go off to college in the fall. There were days that no one know if all of this would be possible.

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