Rocco was 14 years old in August 2021. He's like any other teenage boy. He loves his family, his friends, music and his PS. He's the most funny, loving, gentle and kindest soul and would brighten any room when he enters.
In late summer '21, Rocco began to present with symptoms such as blurred vision, unsteady gait and loss of power. His G.P recommended a MRI which confirmed his parents worst fears. Rocco was diagnosed on Oct ...with an extremely rare life threatening brain tumour one of which is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat.
Since his diagnosis, there has been lots of tears shed, prayers said and many many hours of research carried out.
The Irish health care system has its limitations due to our country size and population unfortunately. To date Rocco has had fantastic care and support from the staff in LUH, Crumlin Children's Hospital, Temple Street and St Lukes Hospital. He has received radium, he has been biopsied and has had a shunt inserted all of which have helped to alleviate symptoms and will temporarily regress the tumours growth. Rocco has undergone all of these invasive procedures, his treatment to date in his normal brave and courageous manner and without a days complaint, he is an inspiration to us all and such a fighter.
As we have exhausted the treatment options here in Ireland, his family have looked to the U.S to seek further help. There are various clinical trials which have had some success that are specifically designed to treat Roccos' diagnosed tumour. Our aim from this go fund me page is to raise as much funds so that he can have the opportunity of treatment. His case has been reviewed by several leading Hospitals and the has been accepted for treatment. This will require a significant amount of money.
We dearly hope that this page, with your help can raise the capital that's needed for Rocco to get his chance at beating his diagnosis.
Eternally grateful. Audrey, Aisling & Marcella