LOVE FOR GIOVANNI CIPRIANO

$20,592 of $2.5M goal

Raised by 253 people in 38 months
Georgina Cornago  LYNBROOK, NY
Please help support our educating, advocating and support efforts for all those with food allergies.  All proceeds will be going to THE LOVE FOR GIOVANNI FOUNDATION, which will be up and running in just a few short weeks.

ON OCTOBER 1, 2013, A BEAUTIFUL, 14 YEAR OLD BOY, GIOVANNI CIPRIANO, SUFFERED ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK BY MISTAKENLY EATING PEANUTS. HIS MOTHER RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL BUT BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED THERE GIOVANNI HAD STOPPED BREATHING..HE DIED FOR 12 MINUTES. THE DOCTORS WERE ABLE TO RESUSCITATE HIM BUT SADLY HE HAS BEEN IN A COMATOSE STATE SINCE. HIS PARENTS, GIORGINA AND JOHN DID NOT LEFT HIS BEDSIDE.
SADLY, GIOVANNI PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 18, 2013.

Giovanni Cipriano was a typical 14 year old boy. He enjoyed the things most teenage boys enjoy; baseball, playing catch with his dad, video games, girls. He loved to joke around, pull funny, harmless pranks and hang out with his friends. As typical of a teenager he was, he was so very special, extraordinary really. He was warm and loving, gracious and kind. He had a big heart with room enough in it for everyone. His love was not only for baseball and people, it extended to all animals in nature.

Giovanni had just started high school at Holy Trinity and was so excited for this new adventure. In a short amount of time at Holy Trinity, he made a profound, everlasting effect on the students and staff. He was popular with everyone. He wasn't a ray of sunshine running through the halls, he was a bolt of lightning leaving his mark everywhere he went. His grades were very good and he was a star player on every team he played. His athletic ability was amazing.

He had a smile that could light up a room and instantly change your mood from sad to happy just by seeing it. His exuberance was contagious. He spread his happiness and love to everyone and everything he touched. He put his heart into all he did and it always showed.

He was a great son, an amazing brother, a caring grandchild, a loving cousin, a sweet, well mannered nephew, and a fun, loyal friend. Those who loved him so much feel his loss profoundly. A void that can never be filled. He will never be forgotten and will be forever loved.
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Update 1
Posted by Georgina Cornago
26 months ago
A year and less than an hour ago today was the last time I heard my boy's voice. At this time last year I was waiting in that little room waiting for the doctor to come and tell me he was going to be okay. I had no idea they would be telling me he had gone in to cardiac arrest from anaphylaxis and and that it took them more than 12 minutes to resuscitate him and that he would have to be in a medically induced coma. After 3 weeks he never did come out of the coma. If I would have Epi'd right at the moment we knew he just ate his allergen, there is a big possibility he would still be here! But I didn't know. That wasn't what our doctor had told us. "Give benadryl and wait. If things get worse then give Epi, hopefully you will not have to give Epi since then we would have to worry about other complications on the heart from the Epi."
Please don't let this be you! Listen to my words, our story.

"ANTIHISTIMINES DO NOT TREAT ANAPHYLAXIS AND HAVE NO LIFE SAVING CAPACITY - IF AN ANPHYLACTIC REACTION IS OCCURING, GIVE EPINEPHRINE IMMEDIATELY AND CALL 911." http://blog.foodallergy.org/.../know-the-difference.../

Vivian Stock-hendel posted this earlier;
This is from the recent Ana conference Dr.Wallace: Speaking about what the role of anti-histamines are in anaphilaxis, "Antihistimines are what you give to reduce itching and hives while you watch the patient die of anaphylaxis"

http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/about/in_memory_of_giovanni_cipriano-8/

Please donate and help me in my journey of raising awareness and hope of saving a life from life threatening food allergies.
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Tracey Clifford
19 months ago

Love & prayers for you and your family Gio, the grotto at Holy Trinity provides daily reminder for us to remember you. May your fund help save others!

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Mercedes Belfield
22 months ago

Rest in peace, Giovanni...I love you.

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Georgina Cornago Cipriano
26 months ago

Thank you JW Andrassy. God Bless you and your son.

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JW Andrassy
26 months ago

God bless , I am so sorry for the loss of your son , I am promoting your cause on facebook and asking friends with very large accounts to do so as well. My oldest Son was burnt over 80% of his body and took years to recover but I still have him , for one year they were not sure if he would make it , I thank God each day for this .

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Barbara Jean
26 months ago

Because of your story on Yahoo yesterday, my 15 year old son just walked out the house with his two current epi pens and two old epi pens, just in case. Like you, we had never had a reaction because his allergy was found looking for other allergies. So, we kept the pens handy at home and one at school, but we didn't usually have one with us when we were out. Dumb, because we never had shellfish at home. We only were around shellfish in a restaurant that served it and the grocery store. Some people think it's suppose to be kept in the refrigerated. Wrong. Go to your pharmacy and see if they have foam containers that their meds come in or buy a cooler to keep in your car. Put it in your car today.

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Vanessa Gentry
29 months ago

From one TBI mom to another I sure wish our boys could had met! Bless you Xoxoxo

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Maria Curcio
38 months ago

Giovanni we all love you so much!! Please be strong. God is with you. Padre Pio will help you heal.

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Matthew Walsh
38 months ago

prayers go out to gio and his family. god bless.....

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Barbara McDade
38 months ago

Prayers from many different places are heading your way. God bless you and your family.

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Rita Volante
38 months ago

Our prayers are with you all , may The Lord carry you all through this difficult time,god be with you!

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Joie Logsdon
38 months ago

Prayers for you and your precious son!...as a parent with a son with a severe peanut allergy my heart aches for you...I pray that the Lord will comfort you and bring healing to your son...God Bless!

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$20,592 of $2.5M goal

Raised by 253 people in 38 months
Created October 09, 2013
$50
Tracey Clifford
19 months ago

Met you briefly at the Grotto dedication - love the fund idea, and more so that you are moving forward in such a positive way. God Bless, you & Gio are in our prayers!

BW
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Bruce/Phyllis Wulwick
26 months ago

May Giovanni's memory be a blessing to all of us.

SB
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Sharon Brown
26 months ago

My heart goes out to Giovanni s family & friends. Prayers to all. I think it is amazing what you are doing to spread awareness & help this cause. God Bless him, May he R.I.P..

LH
$25
Lisa Hickey
26 months ago
JC
$100
John Clemente
26 months ago
DA
$100
Donna Andrino
26 months ago

Much love and prayers, Georgina you are doing an awesome job, continue to stay strong and help others xoxox

VS
$25
Vivian Stock-Hendel
26 months ago
JM
$100
John Masuicca
26 months ago

I am so very very sorry for your loss.

$20
Anonymous
26 months ago
TO
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Theresa & Tim O'Connor
28 months ago

Happy Birthday Giovanni ! We know you'll be sending love and light to your family today as they celebrate your birthday. You've never really left them........just transitioned to a different form. The form of an Angel, constantly watching over mom, dad and Gianna. Giving them strength. Luv Aunt Theresa and Uncle Tim

Tracey Clifford
19 months ago

Love & prayers for you and your family Gio, the grotto at Holy Trinity provides daily reminder for us to remember you. May your fund help save others!

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Mercedes Belfield
22 months ago

Rest in peace, Giovanni...I love you.

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Georgina Cornago Cipriano
26 months ago

Thank you JW Andrassy. God Bless you and your son.

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JW Andrassy
26 months ago

God bless , I am so sorry for the loss of your son , I am promoting your cause on facebook and asking friends with very large accounts to do so as well. My oldest Son was burnt over 80% of his body and took years to recover but I still have him , for one year they were not sure if he would make it , I thank God each day for this .

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Barbara Jean
26 months ago

Because of your story on Yahoo yesterday, my 15 year old son just walked out the house with his two current epi pens and two old epi pens, just in case. Like you, we had never had a reaction because his allergy was found looking for other allergies. So, we kept the pens handy at home and one at school, but we didn't usually have one with us when we were out. Dumb, because we never had shellfish at home. We only were around shellfish in a restaurant that served it and the grocery store. Some people think it's suppose to be kept in the refrigerated. Wrong. Go to your pharmacy and see if they have foam containers that their meds come in or buy a cooler to keep in your car. Put it in your car today.

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Vanessa Gentry
29 months ago

From one TBI mom to another I sure wish our boys could had met! Bless you Xoxoxo

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Maria Curcio
38 months ago

Giovanni we all love you so much!! Please be strong. God is with you. Padre Pio will help you heal.

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Matthew Walsh
38 months ago

prayers go out to gio and his family. god bless.....

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Barbara McDade
38 months ago

Prayers from many different places are heading your way. God bless you and your family.

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Rita Volante
38 months ago

Our prayers are with you all , may The Lord carry you all through this difficult time,god be with you!

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Joie Logsdon
38 months ago

Prayers for you and your precious son!...as a parent with a son with a severe peanut allergy my heart aches for you...I pray that the Lord will comfort you and bring healing to your son...God Bless!

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