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UPDATE: Mario Franco - 10/17/2012

posted Oct 17, 2012, 5:31 PM by IT Admin
Dear Smith School Family,

Mario is progressing along at his daughter's home and soon will be moving back to his own
home in Santa Ana.  That's great news! You know Mario, it's hard to keep a good man down....
He is back up and able to move about, but he still has a long ways to go before his
energy level and stamina are near what they used to be.  The sores from the
radiation need to heal so that he can begin to swallow without pain and later
start taking in liquids and foods.  He remains on a special diet via feeding tube.
It's an incredibly long and difficult process, but he's fighter and has come so far already!

Your prayers, cards, and kind thoughts continue to lift him up.
This past weekend I took a box full of wonderful cards, notes, and
creative artwork from the Smith kids and staff to him and I can't
even begin to express his deep appreciation.

Please remember that you can send him a note or card directly to:

Mario Franco
3201 So. Maddock St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

The latest email address is at:

Don't forget that you can find updates on as well.

Mr. Watt