Year End Appeal

Year End Appeal

About This Campaign

Help us continue to keep families like the DiNovos together while their children heal at nearby hospitals.  Read their story below. 

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 80 Woods Road
  • Valhalla, NY 10595
  • USA
Ronald McDonald House

Campaign to Support Ronald McDonald House

Keeping families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need.

The unimaginable happened a little more than a year ago; our Niko was involved in an auto accident and was left barely clinging to life.  Our precious 16-year-old boy had burns over more than 95% of his body and he was quickly flown to the closest burn unit more than 2.5 hours from our home.  Those first few days were a blur, as our large extended family made the drive to offer their support and hope for a miracle.

As the extent of his injuries became clear, we realized we would never go back to the life we had. That is when the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley came to me and offered me a room, just steps from Niko’s hospital bed.  We spent every waking hour by his side, holding his hand, telling him how much we loved him, praying, and most importantly being together.  We were able to do this because we had a comfortable and safe place to sleep, eat meals, and get the rest we needed to stay strong for Niko.

More than 13 months and countless surgeries later, we are still here overseeing progress and setbacks  and remaining close to Niko.  The staff and volunteers at the House have become part of our family and have, without a doubt, played an integral part in helping us all heal.

Niko still has a long way to go and we have an uncertain future in front of us, but we are forever grateful for the support of this House.

The gift we were given to keep our family close has been made possible due to the generous support of so many people like you. Please consider a donation so that the House can be there for more families whose children need special care far from home.

Thanks for being there for Niko!

The DiNovo family
  1. Karin Sandoval gave a $100 donation
    6 months ago · Like
  2. David Newman gave a $50 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  3. Margaret Onody gave a $25 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  4. An anonymous donation of $21.29 has been made
    8 months ago · Like
  5. Claudia Gerbino
    Claudia Gerbino gave a $20 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  6. Betsy Conaty
    Betsy Conaty gave a $105 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  7. Rosaria Greco
    Rosaria Greco gave a $15 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Vincenzo Greco
    8 months ago · Like
  8. Stanley Weinberg gave a $25 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  9. David Kmetz gave a $25 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  10. Barbara DelCogliano
    Barbara DelCogliano gave a $50 donation
    For Niko, so this amazing clan can remain together. For in numbers there is strength and in this family there is more love than I have ever witnessed before.
    8 months ago · Like
  11. Renee Hanks
    Renee Hanks gave a $111.69 donation
    God bless Niko, his family and his caregivers.
    8 months ago · Like
  12. Patrick, Heather & Jessica Rafferty
    Patrick, Heather & Jessica Rafferty gave a $795.81 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Niko DiNovo
    8 months ago · Like
  13. Christine  Mosher
    Christine Mosher gave a $26.55 donation
    I hope all the families have a Merry Christmas!!
    8 months ago · Like
  14. Bernadette Nicoletti gave a $50 donation
    8 months ago · Like