Help Nico's Fight To Survive

$20,049 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 306 people in 11 months
DV
Debbie Vigliotti
for Paving Pathways For Tomorrow Inc.
 HUNTINGTON, NY
Nico... My son is 20 years old and has been battling long rare disease since infancy. He has a Chromosome 14 Deletion Disorder and is the 2nd person in the WORLD to have been diagnosed! He's a child who has fought against all odds since birth giving him zero chance to survive. But his driven will to live, tenacious courage to battle this rare disease, and infectious determination has kept him alive! He's had 17 surgeries to restore the damage from this fierce brutal disease over the year. To know Nico is to be inspired by Nico. He has overcome the greatest odds and still has the will and the desire to wake up every morning.

In July 2015 a brutal virus attacked his lungs, leaving him on a ventilator fighting for his life. He spent nearly 2 months in the hospital and he survived! Since then, he has been confined to his bed. His spirits have gotten stronger and have not been broken. He truly has a love for life and has inspired thousands across the world.

I vowed to my son that if he survived I would start a foundation in honor of his life. Hence “Paving Pathways for Tomorrow” came to life. In December of 2015, I started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation in honor of my son and single-parent families who have ailing children stricken with rare or orphaned diseases to help lessen the financial burdens and give these children a more promising life.
We are one of these families. My son Nico is one of those children. I am a divorced mom caring for 2 boys and am the primary care taker of my son Nico who is now again fighting for his life. It's a misfortune that I cannot work. There is little means of financial support and my son needs me home or to be in a hospital to keep him well and safe.

In January 2017, the vicious flu virus attacked his poor lungs and nearly left him in an induced coma. He pulled through once again. However, his lungs are already comprised and barely breathing! He is in ICU once again fighting hard to stay alive. HE IS IN NEED OF SO MUCH MEDICAL CARE! He requires extra nursing care that will not be covered along with other needs. We need your help to give my son a fighting chance to live a more promising life. We need to keep him alive with the hopes of finding a cure.

Our foundation has been our saving grace and we need to continue to raise the funds for his upcoming care. Doctors are now filling out the paperwork for a Double-Lung Transplant. Brokenhearted as I am, he just may not live long along to wait for a miracle. I am not capable to handle the financial burdens for what's to come. We need to turn to you to help! Every donation matters, whether big or small. For those that have helped us... Thank you! But we need you ALL to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!! Nico needs to be heard... Nico needs a fighting chance... Please find it in your heart as I come to all of you again to help me save my son! Thank you all!
+ Read More


SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE !!!!!

They say time heals.. time restores.. time improves..
Having disciplined faith in god .. and in my son??
Look what can happen . His first steps after 3 weeks.!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arduous , immense effort to take EVERY BREATH.. Nico lives on!!!!
my heart ... it severs as I watch him walk and as I then watch him breathe! Happy heartbreaking monumental moment ... no matter we have a long road ahead of us.

NO MATTER HE PROMISED JOSHUA HE WOULD WALK TO HIM .. and he did.. ❤
SHARE SHARE SHARE
HIS FIGHT HIS EFFORT HIS STRENGTH HIS WILL.... it's all there in his eyes..
Please us help his fight to recovery ..
Share ! Let him be seen let him be heard!!!
it just takes One click of a button and you never know it might reach the right person the right people the right community to help Nico recover
+ Read More
https://www.gofundme.com/prayfornico

SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE !!!!!

They say time heals.. time restores.. time improves..
Having disciplined faith in god .. and in my son??
Look what can happen . His first steps after 3 weeks.!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arduous , immense effort to take EVERY BREATH.. Nico lives on!!!!
my heart ... it severs as I watch him walk and as I then watch him breathe! Happy heartbreaking monumental moment ... no matter we have a long road ahead of us.

NO MATTER HE PROMISED JOSHUA HE WOULD WALK TO HIM .. and he did.. ❤
SHARE SHARE SHARE
HIS FIGHT HIS EFFORT HIS STRENGTH HIS WILL.... it's all there in his eyes..
Please us help his fight to recovery ..
Share ! Let him be seen let him be heard!!!
it just takes One click of a button and you never know it might reach the right person the right people the right community to help Nico recover
Determined to push forward to recovery
+ Read More
Please donate what you can to help my son have a fighting chance for survival. He has a serious/rare condition, but he has a special strong fight in him to match! Not only will you help my son, but you'll feel great for doing a good deed. Please donate... #NicosArmy #TeamNico #PavingPathwaysForTomorrow #PrayForNico #FightForNico #PleaseDonate
My Son Nico Needs YOUR Help To Survive!
+ Read More
HE IS IN.
Dear god,
You have given him the strength and the heart of a true warrior get him through this!!!!!
HE wanted EVERYONE TO KNOW ..and see him that he will be back on his journey in just little while .
He WILL see you later !!
WITH A JOKE IN MIND ?
He said on the other side !
I HAD TO LAUGH.
He still has his sense of humor !
I know he's coming back to me !!
Better and stronger then ever!!!
count down to praying !!!!!
#nicosarmy
#pavingpathwaysfortomorrow
I thanked god he gave my son back to me ..
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Sharon Finkelstein Kossoy
11 months ago
1
1

Don't know this family but following his story so glad he is getting stronger!

+ Read More
Perri Silverstein
11 months ago
1
1

Thinking of this boy and his family!!

+ Read More

$20,049 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 306 people in 11 months
Created February 27, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Paving Pathways For Tomorrow Inc.
  Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Jericho, NY
EIN: 475651552
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of GoFundMe platform and payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
DE
$50
Dawn Echezuria
2 months ago

God bless you Nico !!! Keep fighting - don’t you give up and never lose your faith !!!

$270
Anonymous
4 months ago
$250
Anonymous
5 months ago
ES
$25
elaina sherman
7 months ago

God bless you Nico. And you loving Mother too <3

RH
$50
Richard Hanflng
8 months ago
1
1

I have total admiration for your dedication to your son Nico. I am a close friend of the Silverstein's and follow your situation on Perri's Instagram account. An unknown admirer Ricky Hanfling

$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
Sharon Finkelstein Kossoy
11 months ago
1
1

Don't know this family but following his story so glad he is getting stronger!

+ Read More
Perri Silverstein
11 months ago
1
1

Thinking of this boy and his family!!

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.