Life-Changing Medical Equipment for Our Dad Vinnie

For the last several years, our father, Vinnie Bove, has been battling for his life -- we have been fighting alongside him.

In 2014 our dad’s life changed instantaneously.  At a routine doctor’s appointment to address pain in his artificial right knee, he was admitted to the hospital for a suspected bone infection.  He hasn't been home since.

Today, our 62-year-old dad lives full-time in a nursing facility, battling stage 4 kidney failure, heart failure, and a deadly bone infection which resulted in the amputation of his right leg in 2017.

We are Vinnie’s daughters and only living family members.  Together, we are doing our best as our father’s primary caretakers, but we need your help. 

Our dad needs medical equipment and treatments that insurance does not cover, and we simply cannot afford it on our own. 

The expenses include a motorized wheelchair and prosthetic leg for his mobility, a specialized bed to prevent bed sores and further infection, and alternative treatments to facilitate healing. 
Here is a break down of some of these items: 
Power wheelchair: (quoted $30,000+ upon evaluation) 
Bed: ($1,969- $5,899) 
Prosthetic leg: Quoted $15,000+
Alternative medical treatments: $1,600 alone per month for manual lymphatic drainage 

Prior to getting sick, our dad was a hard-working, dependable man, who supported his family and helped anyone who asked -- now he needs your support. 

He continues to bring laughter, joy, and light to everyone around him, despite everything he's been through.  Anyone who knows our dad will tell you he is one the hardest working people they've ever met.  But above all, he continues to be the best father to his girls.  Through it all, he remains hopeful and committed to healing.  He is only 62 years old and still has a lot of life to live.  We need your help to extend our Dad's life and make him more comfortable through the pain.  

It is our sincere hope that our story and video inspire you to cherish every moment with your loved ones and to give thanks for your health and the beautiful moments in life no matter how big or small.  

If you are not in the position to donate, we completely understand.  You can still help by sharing our dad’s story and video with as many people as possible on social media or directly. Anything helps! 

All donations will go directly to my sister and I to purchase essential medical equipment, provide medical treatments not covered by insurance, and to further facilitate our dad’s physical and mental healing.

We are eternally grateful for any help you can offer. Thank you so much for your time and support.

We want to give a special thank you to  Megan Chiaravalloti and Mason MacQuarrie for donating their time and services to film, edit and produce this video. We are forever grateful for you both.


Gianna and Samantha Bove, Vinnie's Daughters
  • Carol Sorrentino 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Danielle Puorro 
    • $10 
    • 20 mos
  • Chris Puorro 
    • $250 
    • 20 mos
See all


Samantha Rae Rose 
Ogdensburg, NJ
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more