Manuela Di Rauso

One of the great delights of being a parent is seeing your values and priorities embraced by your children.

Manuela Di Rauso knows how that feels. She is a mother and a dedicated supporter of The Princess Margaret who has seen first-hand the compassionate care provided for cancer patients and who understands the importance of research to improve the standard of care. Her father was cared for at The Princess Margaret, and she expresses her gratitude in the note below:

“…my father was a patient at The Princess Margaret under the care of an amazing team of doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Donna Reece and Dr. Norman Franke. After the battle of his life, he peacefully passed away March 16, 2009 at The Princess Margaret palliative care. The care and compassion we received goes without words. The Princess Margaret truly has angels in its midst. This is a small token of our gratitude and appreciation for all that was done to provide my father with quality of life and dignity in his final days. He was a supporter and believer of The Princess Margaret and all the good work that is done to beat cancer. It is my hope to see it beaten someday! In his memory you can count on our support. It brings such joy and pride to see that this torch of hope has been passed down to my daughter, who at a young age sees the need to support such a worthy cause.”

Manuela has made her young daughter Michela aware of the importance of expressing gratitude. Through her own example, she has also shown Michela that all of us can help out with causes that are important to us and to our community.

Michela and two of her girlfriends, Felicia and Amanda, decided to make colourful ribbons to sell to their classmates and raise money and awareness of cancer. Together they raised $271.86!

Thank you Michela, Felicia and Amanda! Every single dollar brings us closer to conquering cancer in our lifetime.

One of the great delights of being a parent is seeing your values and priorities embraced by your children. Manuela Di Rauso knows how that feels. She is a mother and a dedicated supporter of The Princess Margaret who has seen first-hand the compassionate care provided for cancer patients and who understands the importance of research to improve the standard of care.