Allow Sweet Denali Botolino to go home
  • Petitioned PALM BEACH HOSPICE/James W. Smith, Jr. D.O., FAAHPM

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PALM BEACH HOSPICE/James W. Smith, Jr. D.O., FAAHPM

Allow Sweet Denali Botolino to go home

    1. Kimberly D'Alelio
    2. Petition by

      Kimberly D'Alelio

      Boxford, MA

Denali Botolino is one of the bravest little boys on this planet! He needs to return home to his family this evening! He had Hospice Care at his home, and because he was admitted today for a blood transfusion... Mr. Smith has made the decision to not allow Hospice to return to their home.. which would allow Denali to be with those who love him most! We need to cut through this red tape NOW!
Please, please sign this petition.. HE NEEDS US.. they need to let him go home with his loving family.

Below, please read the beginning of this nightmare two years ago.. Join his Prayer Page.. and you will see how many of us love this sweet boy and incredible family..
His FB page is PLEASE PRAY FOR DENALI BOTOLINO

NO ONE CAN EVER DESCRIBE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER!
Your heart STOPS, your world unravels in seconds before your eyes and everything comes to a screeching halt. On March 25, 2010 Denali's eyes were yellow which prompted the first blood test. One LONG week and many doctors and tests later, we were given the news that has changed our lives forever. Our precious 8 year old son was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. After consulting with some of the nation’s leading hospitals, it was determined that the tumor is of an unknown cell. Our only option was a radical multi visceral transplant, as we were told that that this tumor would not respond to chemotherapy. When the tumor metastasized to his liver, then the option of a multi visceral was no longer available to us. A Miami doctor insisted on trying a combination of chemotherapy. Since then, the tumor has been compromised and a final diagnosis of the cell will never be made. After three heartbreaking rounds of chemotherapy combined with a holistic regimen that we researched and designed ourselves, our prayers were answered and we, along with the medical doctors, rejoiced with the news that the tumors had shrunk.

Throughout all of this a doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City kept a watchful eye on our progress and after many tumor board meetings with his associates and fellow doctors, we received word after seven long months that the tumor can be removed by Whipple surgery.

On September 13, 2010 our beautiful little (now 9 year old) son will have this very dangerous and invasive surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. He will also have portions of his liver, stomach and intestines removed. We as a family have traveled with him and will stay with him throughout his lengthy and difficult recuperation and recovery.

To all our dear friends and family, and to those who we have never met but have given us so many words of encouragement, support and understanding, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May God bless your heart.

With love and eternal affection,

The Botolino Family
Ricky, Donatella, Massimo, Denali, Angelina and Chezarina.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Denali is going home! Thank you thank you thank you all!

      Kimberly D'Alelio
      Petition Organizer

      Team Denali rallied all night.. over 1000 signatures... CNN, local news.. and above all friends and angels all across the globe pouring their love and energy into trying to make things better! Denali and his family are home now..... Much gratitude for taking the moment to sign... Please keep this beautiful boy and family in your thoughts and prayers.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. We are over 300 Strong - Thank you!

      Kimberly D'Alelio
      Petition Organizer

      As we sign this.. Denali and his parents wait in an ER room! This is NOT okay.. His immune system is weak.. an ER room is NOT where he should be... They need to go home.... Keep the LOVE coming! Thanks to all who have signed... please share

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. All of Denali's angels are rallying around the globe to help..

      Kimberly D'Alelio
      Petition Organizer

      Please join in and help this family

    6. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Deborah Perkins HUDSON FALLS, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      The best medicine is a combination of doctors, nurses but most importantly family love and support. Denali needs to be home w/his family. As a mother and grandmother- I would want nothing more than my child/grandchild be @ home w/ Hospice care if it's getting the same results as being confined to the hospital.

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    • arthur thomsen PALM BEACH GARDEN, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      we've seen enough of young kids suffering, with everything bad in this world, everything must change. we help other countries now it's time to help ourselfs in this country. no excuses, JUST DO IT

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    • Hilda Hughes CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      I saw my only brother die from Lung Cancer, he had Hospice and they were the most wonderful compassinate people I have ever known,and gave him such loving care....not only to my brother but to his familiy also... Denali needs them at this time and deserves to have their care..

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    • amanda jaycox LARAMIE, WY
      • about 2 years ago

      my mom died from cancer april 12,2000. my grandpa died from cancer. my grandma kathy selig died from breast cancer. and alot i have alot more cancer on both sides of my family and 2 new cases of cancer to this day.

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    • Jeanne Howard KEENE, NH
      • about 2 years ago

      It should be the right of the family and especially Denali's choice as to where he wants to be!

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