(photos courtesy of Pam Smith Photography)
We received a wish from Michele & Jeanne for a little cancer warrior named Nico Cassabria. Michele & Jeanne explained that nine-years-old Nico had been battling Neuroblastoma for the past six years. He has been in a fight for his life for ¾ of his existence. The ladies wanted nothing more than for Bianca’s Kids to make this Christmas a special one for Nico and his family. We did just that!
As we know all too well that when one family member is battling cancer the entire family is affected, we decided to grant this wish for Nico and his entire family. So, we barged into Nico's house with Santa Claus! Nico and his sister Ava who is six-years-old where shocked beyond words.
In short, we provided Nico with dozens of wrapped Christmas presents which included all of the things that he loves (transformers, legos sets, remote helicopters and more). We did the same for Ava and for Nico's older sister Sophia who is 15. However, there was the one gift, the one that Nico wished for above all things that induced his biggest smile – A Cozmo Robot!
In addition to the Christmas presents that covered the living room, we provided the family:
A $100 gift card for older sister Sophia to buy herself something special and movie passes so she could enjoy a night out with friends;
A $500 check for Nico's mom to help with medical bills;
A $50 Shoprite gift card to help with Christmas groceries;
A gift certificate for the entire family to enjoy a 2017 Mother's Day Brunch at The Estate at Monroe in Williamstown, NJ. Lord knows mom can use a day out!
Seeing Nico smile was the highlight of our entire year!
Merry Christmas Nico. We love you.
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