BENEFITING: Gift of Life Family House
On March 2, 2015 our son Rocco P. Perate III was in a fatal auto accident just a half mile from us while on his way home from Drexel University. Rocco was pronounced brain dead on March 5, 2015. Rocco, being an otherwise heathy 20-year boy, was able to donate many of his organs to those in need and, as such, save many lives. Rocco loved playing sports, especially soccer and wrestling, fishing, his friends, school and being with his family (sister Chloe, mother Michelle and father Rocco), and we loved him deeply and miss him dearly every second of the day. Many of our friends, family members and my employer all very generously donated money in Rocco's name to The Gift of Life Family House of Philadelphia, and the staff at this organization treated us with much compassion and kindness. As such, we would like to respectlfully ask our friends, colleagues and family to help us raise $5,000 for our charity to honor Rocco's legacy as a kind, loving, and giving brother and son.