Featured Story: Sophia Dolif

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Sarah Dolif is a single mom to two beautiful little girls: 6-yr-old Bella and 3-yr-old Sophia. Sophia was born with Holoprosencephaly, a rare disorder where the embryonic forebrain fails to sufficiently divide into two cerebral hemispheres. This results in severe skull and facial defects and can be life threatening.

Featured Story: Sunny Montoya

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Sunny Montoya - Caruso Family Charities

Sunny Montoya seems like any adorable 3-year-old girl. But 18 months ago, she started eating dirt, sand and rocks…and lost interest in food. Her mom took her to the doctor to make sure she was ok. Sunny was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia.

Featured Story: Mollie Browning

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Mollie Browning - Caruso Family Charities

Baby Mollie was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in March 2016, the day after she turned 9 months old. After a series of tests and biopsies, it was found to be stage IV metastatic and categorized as intermediate risk. She began treatment immediately and has gone through four rounds of chemotherapy.

Featured Family: Patrick Fox

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Caruso Family Charities' Featured Story: Patrick Fox

Patrick is a 7-year-old boy who was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in November 2013. ALL is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Leukemia may affect red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. He receives treatment at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, which will continue until November.

Featured Family: Ella Silvester

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Caruso Family Charities' Featured Story: Ella Silvester

Ella Silvester is an 8-year-old girl diagnosed with Extrarenal Rhabold, an extremely rare and aggressive tumor. Ella’s disease is extremely widespread and the prognosis for this disease yields survival rates of less than 5%. At the moment, she is undergoing radiation to two metastatic sites (brain and abdomen) as a palliative measure to try to slow the progression of these lesions. Her future treatment course remains undetermined.

Featured Story: Nicholas Skeers

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Caruso Family Charities' Featured Story: Nicholas Skeers

Thanks to your donations, Caruso Family Charities is assisting with three months of rent, medical exams, dental exam, cleaning and x-rays for Kimberly and a custom-built car seat for Nicolas to help ease the burden. Nicolas gave us a huge smile when placed in his car seat for the first time.

Featured Story: Nathaniel Ybarra

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Nathaniel Ybarra

Nathaniel Ybarra suffered from a rare brain formation disorder known as lissencephaly. Nathaniel’s mom, Brianna was constantly at his side, while his dad, Ray, worked hard to make ends meet. This little family struggled financially. Caruso Family Charities is assisting with living expenses, and burial expenses.

Featured Story: Griffin McConnell

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Griffin McConnell

When Caruso Family Charities first met the McConnell family four years ago, they were in a dire situation. Their 8-year-old son Griffin had been having full-blown epileptic seizures almost constantly, which had become life threatening. They were quickly losing their exceptionally bright son, who learned to play chess at the age of 4 and was in gifted classes at school. When his seizures wouldn’t stop, Griffin was taken to the hospital in Grand Junction, then airlifted with his mother Kori to Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Featured Story: Nathaniel Contreras

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Nathaniel Contreras

When Jerry Caruso offered to help the family with bills, Rita and DJ said they did need help, but what they wanted most was to give their son something special. So Caruso Family Charities provided something priceless: a one-week vacation in Florida to take the boys to Legoland.