Facebook Fundraiser Feature: Emily & Gia

This Facebook Fundraiser hit us in the hearts when it showed up on Isabella’s Birthday in March! We are so honored Emily chose to raise money for ISF in Isabella’s name for Gia’s birthday (and Isabella’s!). Emily and Gia surpassed their $250 goal and raised $335 during the day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Emily, Gia and friends for your support!

[March 9, 2020] “Today is Gia’s birthday. I’ve been able to enjoy a decade with her – the best ten years of my life. What a blessing it is to be a mom, and to have a healthy child! Today would have been Isabella’s 15th birthday, but she didn’t live to see her 8th. Every year when this day rolls around, I am thrilled to mark another year with my best girl, but that joy always comes with a pause as I think of Isabella. 

I got to meet Isabella when I worked at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. She would show up with her mom or dad and help us to fundraise. Even though she and her family were going through one of the most difficult things any family can go through, there they would be, out helping us to raise money for other families who had children being treated at the hospital. I was always in awe of this dedication to assisting others.

I don’t have much to give, but I gave anyway. I gave because I am so blessed to have a healthy child who is celebrating her 10th birthday today. I gave because I truly believe that every dollar matters in the fight against pediatric cancer. I gave in honor of Isabella.” 

-Emily, Gia’s Mom

Thank you to Victoria and Jolee for fundraising in March. Thank you to Linda, Crystal and Gwen for setting up Facebook Fundraisers in April!

Want to help make a difference for kids fighting rare pediatric cancers? Create your ISF Facebook Fundraiser here: facebook.com/fund/IsabellaSantosFoundation/