Francesca came into the world in a very ordinary way, but nothing about her birth was ordinary. Francesca suffered a massive intraventricular hemorrhage at birth. This, ultimately, resulted in her being diagnosed with left sided Cerebral Palsy and requiring a VP Shunt. To date she has had 25 brain surgeries, 6 bacterial meningitis infections and a seizure disorder because of the scar tissue. Despite all of it, Francesca is a kindhearted, caring, compassionate 19 year old. She is an athlete at heart playing basketball, baseball, bowling and track and field. She participates in Special Olympics where she competes at Regional. She enjoys time with Fantastic Friends of WNY. On November 15, 2019, Francesca will be rockin' the runway at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in the "Fantastic Friends Rock the Runway" fashion show. This fundraiser will help expand the Fantastic Friends of WNY program and center. Will you sponsor Francesca? Thank you!