Rosa's Recovery

Rosa's heart was so over-filled with the love of her new grandson, that it broke!

At home, on the evening of September 21st (just two weeks after Rosa Carpanzano became a first-time grandma) she suffered a major heart attack, had to undergo emergency open heart surgery (a triple bypass).  In the case of one of her main arteries, the doctor’s say there was just 1% of the blood getting through, and they believe Rosa kept that 1% open so she could continue to live a life she loved.

Rosa is one of the most compassionate, sweet, and giving individuals you’ll ever know (plus, she can cook one heck of an Italian meal).  Her patients love her, her co-workers love her, and her family/friends/neighbors love her.  The world simply needs a Rosa Carpanzano these days.

Through surgery she had the strength of prayer, God, angels, and the will power to once again hold her grandson.  She got through surgery but now the real challenges begin.   Both Rosa and Joe (her husband) will be out of work for some time (most likely two or three months).  We have faith that Rosa will beat every future challenge and hurdle and begin the process of recovering after this major life event. 

To someone who has “GIVEN” all her life, we hope you can find the ability to give something back to her in this time of need.  While Rosa would never ask for a thing, we will ask for her.  The funds raised here will be used to pay for medical expenses, prescription expenses, utilities, groceries, household care expenses, and anything else to get Rosa back to being Rosa. 

We want there to be one less stress (financial stress) on their minds.  Instead, we want Rosa to focus her energy on healing.  No amount is insignificant.  It all will show her what it is like to be loved and supported.

Please share this page with your friends, family, or anyone else who loves (or could love) Rosa!

  • Sandra Calcagno 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Courtney Brizzolara 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 49 mos
  • Jim Solari 
    • $150 
    • 49 mos
  • Jennifer Navarro 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
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Michael Carpanzano 
Melrose Park, IL
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