When their teen daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Mario and Gisele DiNatale were devastated. Although she had excellent medical care and overwhelming community support on her side, Alicia Rose passed on at the age 17, having lost her courageous battle. Yet through their grief, her parents decided to help others by creating The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation in their daughter’s honor. The Foundation has a very special purpose—to provide amenities and activities that boost the spirits of hospitalized teens.Read more
The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will be hosting its 11th Annual Victorious 5K, one-mile walk and one-mile kids race Sunday, May 19 at Virtua Hospital located at 200 Bowman Drive. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the one-mile events beginning at 9 a.m. and the 5K run starting at 9:30 a.m.Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Lauryn Gaines' smile and laughter is contagious. The 17-year-old is preparing for her first prom, but behind the laughter is pain. Gaines has sickle cell anemia.
She spends a week at a time, twice a month at UCSF Children's Hospital in Oakland. The staff is throwing their pediatric patients a prom to ease the pain and for a sense of normalcy.Read more