Tino’s Double Lung Transplant

Ladies and Gentleman, 

Let me introduce to you my husband, Santino. He is the most loving, kind and amazingly giving soul I’ve ever met; and that’s just the beginning. A competitive boxer at heart he trained hard. For Santino there is no limit except the limit you put on yourself. This man has persevered through tribulation after tribulation without giving up. After competing for many years and winning many fights he continues to fight. 

He fought his way into the hearts of two amazing miniature humans; our kids. He continues to put me to shame as THE most Incredible parent this world has seen! He doesn’t just love them with hugs and kisses, he loves them by teaching them right from wrong, by teaching them respect, by teaching discipline and the importance of exercising, eating right and taking care of yourself. He’s also the best puppy dad to little Rosco! And by little I mean huge ! This 80lb ball of fury may look tough but don’t be fooled for Tino being the man he is, has spent hours training with Rosco. I once watched him spend two hours out front walking back and forth in front of our house on the sidewalk just to get Rosco to start walking beside him without a leash. 

Santino’s work ethic, dedication, and perseverance has gotten him this far and he won’t stop fighting, because my love is a warrior. He continues to amaze me every single day. Even at his lowest he’d always fight for me. It’s because of him striving for better that I’m stronger, smarter, healthier and happier than I’ve ever been in my life. Now it’s his turn 

Now I’m picking up the gloves and I’m asking you to as well. Pick up your gloves with me and help me to fight for this man. This man I love with my whole heart who is trapped inside a body with Cystic Fibrosis. The man has been fighting his whole life. I could sit here and tell you about the disease process and how horribly crippling it is but I’m not going to. If you’d like to access that information there is a lot out there on google or you can access information through the CF Foundation website for more accurate information. As you do learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, and I truly hope you do, I hope you first remember the person. The person who is trapped inside that body. I’m watching my husband in his own glass box, it’s time we shatter it and help him out of the sick body he’s been living in. 

We need help and it takes a village. We need to raise enough money to assist with expenses associated with Santino’s double-lung transplant. The funds raised will go toward food, transportation, accommodations for 3 month post-transplant required stay, as well as maintaining our bills at home, babysitting fees, and everything in-between. 

Imagine if you had to feel sick every single day you woke up, forget sick days it’s time for healthy days. Every penny counts, every share counts, we appreciate each and every one of you. ❤️Thankyou for taking the time to read my husbands story so far, I’d tell you the rest but he’s still kicking ass n takin names  

to be continued... ☺️ 

To each and every one of you who donated to our last GoFundMe we thank you for every share, every kind word of encouragement and every penny. It has helped us go back and forth to Toronto over the last year for tests and appointments. We wouldn’t be where we are today without each and every one of you. 
Thank you ❤️

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Tino Spatola 
Sarnia, ON
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