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BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN, INC.

Jonathan's "FAMILY MATTERS MOST" fund
In memory of: Jonathan Russo

Donations as of October 01, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$1,485.00 Raised Online
$1,485.00 Total Raised

Jonathan's "FAMILY MATTERS MOST" fund

On August 29, 2007 Jonathan Guy Russo was born to parents Jason and Jen and big brother Jace. He was a happy healthy baby and a typical little boy whose favorite things were Thomas the Train, Oreo cookies, and being home with his family. At 18 months old, Jonathan started having headaches. Doctors said that any number of things could be causing them. As he got older, the headaches became worse. On March 3, 2011 Jonathan woke up with a severe headache that no medicine could alleviate. He was brought to the emergency room at Children's Hospital and after a CT scan; he was diagnosed with a brain tumor called Craniopharyngioma. This type of tumor is very rare and there is little research, but what we do know is that it is formed in utero and affects the pituitary gland. Children are typically diagnosed with a Craniopharyngioma between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. Jonathan was just 3. After being diagnosed, his only option was surgery to remove the tumor. This very invasive surgery was scheduled a week and a half later on Monday, March 14th. Complications arose during Jonathan's surgery and he never left the intensive care unit. On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Jonathan left us here on earth and entered into heaven. He became "Our Angel." Jonathan continues to live through our thoughts and prayers. Through organ donation, Jonathan was able to save four different lives. Although we prayed for a miracle to heal him, in the end we realized that Jonathan was our miracle.  

 

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Supporters

Comment Donation
The McManus Family Hope the Fundraiser was a big success!
$40.00
Robert and Mary Martin Children are our greatest gift of love!
$40.00
Klarene and Dale Fowler
$30.00
Heather Jovanovich Sorry we missed the event this year!
$25.00
Traci Henderson
$25.00
Freddie and Bruce Landry
$25.00
Angelle and Tommy DiGiovanni
$25.00
SENNETTA R PAIGE AND FAMILY Think of you guys often. You are in my prayers.
$40.00
Ray and Beth Poirrier love y'all!
$50.00
TJ Badeaux
$25.00
Dewey & Dede Holmes
$100.00
Tim and Renee Mitchum Sorry we missed being there yesterday. We hope this helps.
$50.00
Andrea, Scott & Andrew Savoie We are so sad we did not make it to the fundraiser, but we wanted to help!
$50.00
Irvin Dares
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Renee Indest
$30.00
Stewart and Cynthia Sheng Danny and Fran: We will be in Baton Rouge that day but wanted to help. Thinking of you. Cynthia
$50.00
Rusty & Susan Spindel Sorry we are unable to attend the event. But we wanted to help.
$100.00
Traci and Paul Henderson & Family
$25.00

$50.00
The Schrieffer Family We hope Sunday is a great success!!
$50.00
Dave and Debbie Allison In memory of a sweet baby called home way too soon by his Father. We miss you Jonathan. We love you Jennifer, Jason, Jace and Julianna.
$200.00
Ken Meynard Danny and Fran and kids- I hope this will help
$50.00
Freddie and Bruce Landry Hope the event is a great success.
$30.00
Dana & John Hernandez Precious angel boy!
$50.00
Beverly Dorvin
$25.00
Uncle Richard, Aunt Paula, Natalie, Aimee` & Jeann We love and miss you Jonathan
$100.00
Aunt Debbie and Uncle George Gaudet
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$1,485
Total Raised
$1,485
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