Sonia Anne Scaramella, Co-founder |Born June 11th, 1991
So beautiful, so healthy and so very special. Sonia was a quiet, laid back and easy going girl who cared about her family and friends very deeply. She was loved and admired by everyone. Sonia was also very talented. She played piano and guitar, she enjoyed basketball and softball, but her real love was doing crafts and drawing. She was an aspiring artist whose dream was to become and architect. In October 2002, Sonia was diagnosed with lymphoma and her world changed. For the next 18 months, she underwent extensive chemotherapy and countless procedures, only to have her illness return. After an experimental treatment which failed, and intense radiation, Sonia was next preparing for a stem cell transplant. With her hopes always high and never even imagining death, Sonia entered the hospital for what would be her last day.
Sonia passed away on April 6th, 2004.
In memory of Sonia Scaramella (June 11, 1991 – April 6, 2004)
The Scaramella family taught us how difficult the emotional and physical challenges of critical illness can be on the entire family. Being there for a spouse and other children in the family can be especially hard when a parent is consumed with the demands of a medical crisis. Helping families find time to be together and support each other is so important.
There With Care Family Therapy and Sibling Support Programs provide services that help families stay together when they need each other most.