I also am overwhelmed, and would like to express my gratitude to all those that attended the viewing in Hamilton, as well as the viewing and church service in Delran to honor my beautiful son's name.
I am in reciept of a letter from The Gift of Life thanking everyone for all of the donations made in Nino's memory. I will send a note to each and every one of you personally. I cannot thatnk you enough for those gifts. Right now 6,500 people are waiting of life saving transplants in our region, please also sign your donor card, in Nino's memory.
I want to extend a deep gratitude to those that came to visit my dear son, Nino, in our home in Moorestown. These visits made him very happy, and let him know just how much he was loved, thank you so very much for that.
Nino was a loving and beautiful baby, he was a bright and happy child and grew into a brilliant, strong and loving young man, and I loved him with all my heart. Just the thought of his smile brings such joy to my heart.
My son's sruggles, as many of you well now, were beyond comprehension. The disease that attacked him was rare and incurable. He fought a valiant battle, but sadly lost the war to this horrific disease.
As his father has said, Nino could light up any room with his smile and warm any heart with look. He was gifted, truly gifted. He was also brilliant, and could temper most situations with his humor. Nino was an exceptional athelete, playing football, soccer, baseball and he was an advanced scuba diver.
When he came home he would say, (in his best Cuban accent) "Lucy, I'm home. " What kid his age even knew who Lucy was?
He loved family, all of his family, every single one of us. He deeply disliked when anyone in the family fought, it disturded him, he loved us all.
The Lord must have needed him for something very important, Nino had the capacity for greatness, little did we know the gifts he possessed were not for this world.
I will end this letter with sadness and gratitude, and the way I began every days's converstation with my son since he was born,
my son, my son, my only son, I love you,