Giovanni Terranella Memorial Fund

Giovanni Terranella Memorial Fund

From Giovanni Terranella

We are raising money for congenital heart disease in honor of our son Giovanni. 100% of donations will go to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Children’s Heart Center.

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Update #5

11 months ago

Please join us to celebrate Giovanni and raise money and awareness for the brand new Giovanni Terranella Center for Transplant Research at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Share with all your friends and family. If you can't join us, consider sending money through this site or donating at PCHfoundation. Be sure to mention Giovanni Terranella so the money is directed appropriately.

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Giovanni was our beautiful baby boy who died on October 27, 2017.   he was born with a rare congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had a heart transplant when he was two months old but that was not successful.   Giovanni touched the lives of many people in his short life. He was full of life and always smiling. 

Please help us give back to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center by making a generous donation in his name. The heroic doctors and nurses there made it possible for us to have Gio in our lives and we are forever grateful.    We hope to raise a little money that will help find more research in support of improving care for children with congenital heart  disease.  

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Giovanni Terranella posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #5

Please join us to celebrate Giovanni and raise money and awareness for the brand new Giovanni Terranella Center for Transplant Research at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Share with all your friends and family. If you can't join us, consider sending money through this site or donating at PCHfoundation. Be sure to mention Giovanni Terranella so the money is directed appropriately.

https://.convio.net/pch/site/Donation2?df_id=6243&mfc_pref=T&6243.donation=form1&s_src=WS16AN000E0A&autologin=true&_ga=2.178517805.849511353.1517340318-1576195443.1517340318

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Giovanni Terranella posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #4

Hello Everyone! We want to formally thank everyone who dontated to raise a total of $26,171 dollar to date. In addition, several donations were made in Giovanni's name directly to Phoenix Children's hospital. All of this generosity gives us comfort and is healing as we remember our little boy.
Today is Giovanni's Second Birthday. In honor and celebration of his life, we would like to announce that all of the money raised has been used to create the new Giovanni Terranella Center for Cardiac Transplant Research at Phoenix Children's Hospital. This seed money will be the start of a legacy dedicated to studying congenital heart diseases such as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and develop improved technologies that can delay time to transplant as well as improve outcomes in children requiring transplant.

Please stay tuned for information on the formal ceremony and unveiling at Phoenix Children's Hospital sometime in April. In the meantime, please consider further donations through this page or directly to Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation to continue to grow this new program. In the near future, we will be unveiling a new foundation in his name that will be dedicated to raising money to support the new transplant research center as well as to raise awareness towards Congenital Heart Disease in Tucson and the State of Arizona.

In that spirit please also consider joining us for the first of we hope many events in the coming years.
Hearts and Guitars will feature 3 local bands at the Flycatcher at 9:30 on Friday. 20% of the bar tab will be donated to the new center in Giovanni's name. The event is free, but additional donations will be accepted. Hope everyone local can attend.

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Giovanni Terranella posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #3

Wow! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to PCH Heart Center in honor of our little man. Gio has raised over $28,000 in two weeks which is testimony to the love he inspired in everyone who met him. Thank you!!!

Julia and I just wanted to remind everyone about his Celebration on Saturday at 11am at our house.

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Giovanni Terranella posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #2

Thank you to everyone for their generosity. Julia and I will eventually get around to thanking you all individually for your generosity. In less than 48 hours, Giovanni's friends and family raised over $10,000 that will go to help other children and their families with congenital heart disease. Words cannot capture how grateful we are to know that Giovanni's memory is in so many people's hearts right now. Thank you.

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Giovanni Terranella posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #1

Giovanni has such amazing friends and supporters. Thank you all for the donations. In just 36 hours, we have raised over half our goal. The kindness of so many people, many who have never even met Gio, show us that despite so much tragedy in the world right now, there is still so much love and goodness. Thank you!!!!

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