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Help Mario Franco - Need Your Support!

posted May 18, 2012, 1:15 PM by IT Admin   [ updated May 20, 2012, 11:59 PM ]
SMITH FAMILIES (and former Smith Families),
 
By now news has traveled far and wide about our wonderful head custodian, Mario. On Monday, he went through nearly 12 hours of surgery to remove an aggressive, life-threatening cancer on the right side of his face. So far, the recovery signs are very good as he remains in ICU for a few more days.

Mario's recovery is expected to take over a year, as the surgery was quite invasive. Mario will not be back to work until at least September 2013.

On behalf of Mario and his family:
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have all been so amazed by the overwhelming number of precious
comments posted on the Caring Bridge website. Thank you for your steadfast and continued prayers.”

To learn more and read the latest updates about his condition, please use the Caring Bridge website:
Please keep praying ... And posting on the Caring Bridge website!

**Need Your Help** THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL ‘request’ – IT IS SOLELY A PERSONAL PROJECT THAT I AM DOING. IT IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR $, JUST A WAY FOR ANYWAY WHO WANTS TO DONATE, TO HELP OUR MARIO, BE ABLE TO DO IT NOW!!

Many of you have been asking about sending a financial contribution to help Mario during this time. I will be collecting ‘Cash Only’ through next Wednesday, May 23rd to make a collective gift to Mario (and family) from his ‘Smith Families’. Any and all amounts are welcome. You can send in with your child in an envelope marked MARIO or you can drop it in a locked contribution box located in the main office.

Over the next few days the family will be working on establishing a web-based site where additional contributions can be facilitated. I will be providing you with more info about that as soon as it becomes available.

Homemade cards and gifts are also welcome especially with pictures of the kids. Please send those in continuously throughout the rest of the school year—students will also be making cards in class for Mario but the more the happier it will make him.

In addition, we have 2 moms that would like to put together a well-wishes book and memory DVD for Mario.

If you have any pictures of Mario with your children and/or great shots of your children at school and would like to share/include, please email to robynesbox@aol.com or for hardcopies, please send to school in an envelope attention “ROBYNE WOOD” - Needed by May 28th. You need to include the names of the people in the photo, grade/teacher, and well-wishes. Family photos are also a great idea to send so he has faces w/names.

For the DVD, any volunteers to take short videos of the kids (.avi or.mov file types), please contact Robyne Wood at the above email—need by end of school year.

If anyone has any questions/comments/suggestions, contact me directly at robynesbox@aol.com or 571-277-5488

Please do not contact the school as they will just direct you to the PTA website.

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