The Guasto / Torre family's world changed radically in January 2013, when 3 year old Valentina "Our Princess" was diagnosed with Cancer- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Since then, the family has experienced firsthand the power of hope and encouragement that our family, friends and co-workers have provided during such an emotionally trying time.
Valentina started to feel ill about 3 months ago when her temperature would rise to over 103 degrees. The fevers would last for about 10 days, then would break, she would be ok for 2 weeks; and then the cycle would start all over again. After countless doctor visits, examinations, diagnostic medical test and an enormous amount of pain for Valentina; only the bilateral bone marrow biopsy ultimately indicated that she had ALL. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a "liquid" tumor, or cancer of the blood, that starts in the bone marrow and spreads to the bloodstream. As the most common pediatric cancer, ALL accounts for 35 percent of all cancers in children.
This website was made with love from her Aunt aka Zia Michela....as she calls me ;)
**Updates will be posted in the "Valentina's Status Update Page"... Last Updated 3-7-14*