Myles Nicholas Franolich, son of Melanie Chianese

Hi. This is Cheryl Chianese, Melanie's mother and grandmother to Myles Nicholas. And we are Dawn Chianese and Kaitlin Balioni. We are the Aunts of Melanie Chianese
Myles Nicholas Franolich's mother, 29 year old, Melanie Chianese, was senselessly murdered on May 29, 2022.
Melanie was an avid health enthusiast. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, shopping, and working out. But most of all, Melanie adored her three-year-old son, Myles. She was not just his mother; she was his advocate for he was diagnosed with autism last summer.
Myles is non verbal and had a very special way of communicating with his mom. She was the center of his universe as he was hers. Melanie loved spending time with her son and took him to different parks so he can play and socialize with other children to enhance his growth and development.
Myles is a very special little boy who is receiving lots of care and services to help Myles reach his milestones. This includes speech, occupational and services for children with special needs.
Myles is now being raised without the help,  love, and advocacy of his mother, Melanie.
We are asking help from our family, friends, and community so Myles can have all the services and support that he needs.  Myles has a long road ahead and it's unimaginable that his mother is no longer here to make sure his needs are met so we will do this for her. Contributions will be used to help Myles and fulfill all his needs.
On behalf of Ryan Franolich, Myles' father and Cheryl Chianese, Melanie's mother and Myles' grandmother, we are asking for any donation that you are willing to contribute to help Myles through this horrific tragedy. Your donations will be sent to Myles' grandmother and she will place it in a special account for him.  Thank you for your support during this time. #justiceformelanie
  • Christine Kovacs 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Bailey Whalen 
    • $15 
    • 12 d
  • Barbara Keenlyside 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 22 d
  • Jill Fieldstein 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
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Cheryl Chianese 
Myers Corner, NY