Mom Loses Son to Cancer, Raises Money for 6 Starlight Fun Centers

At age eight, brain cancer took Riley Roman’s life – but not his legacy. Riley spent 10 months at Boston Children’s hospital in the neurology department battling brain cancer when he noticed the general oncology floor had multiple Starlight Fun Centers. Riley’s neurology floor did have one Fun Center at the time, but there was a long waiting list.  “Their whole …

Child Life Program Inspires Grandma to Raise Money for a Starlight Fun Center

Denise DiCostanzo paced the hallways of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York, overwhelmed by her granddaughter’s diagnosis. Twelve-year-old Amanda was battling E. coli Shiga toxin as well as hemolytic-uremic syndrome, or HUS, which is a condition that affects the blood and vessels. Amanda experienced severe pain, blood tests and transfusions for 16 consecutive days.   “Although I think of myself as …