Alamedans Support Those with Cancer

Miranda appears at the Maya Lin bake sale table, a very popular venue at the school’s open house.

Two Alamedans suffering from cancer recently felt a warm outpouring of support from neighbors, family and friends.  

At an Open House at Maya Lin School on May 29, students, parents and friends held a bake sale to benefit Miranda Robles-Tuttle, a fifth grader at the school with bone cancer. Her classmates organized the sale to support an online fundraiser at www.youcaring.com to help her family cover medical expenses.
 

Another Alameda family has a relative in need of support. 

“Dennis Valerio, a former Elks Exalted Ruler, had a tumor removed and is recovering from surgery a little over a week ago. He is one of 12 children and I think about seven of his family members have shaved their heads in support of his recovery,” wrote Yvonne Valerio. “Our family has deep roots in Alameda and I thought this could be a great inspiring story.”

 

 

Dennis appears in the top right of this collage of his recently shaved relatives.