Donna Russo, a beacon of compassion and generosity, has dedicated more than a decade of her life to improving the lives of those in need through her organization, Helping Hearts and Lives of Loxahatchee. As the founder of the local nonprofit, Russo has touched the lives of hundreds of individuals and families.
In 2013, Russo came across a Facebook post about a family in distress. Sharon Veramo, diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, was struggling to make ends meet while undergoing treatment. Russo sprang into action, organizing a giant yard sale that raised $4,000 for Veramo and her family. Inspired by the impact of this effort, Russo continued her mission of helping others. She organized multiple charitable events over the next 10 years, raising funds and providing assistance to those combating unexpected, life-altering events and illnesses.
Russo’s dedication knew no bounds. She rallied the community to come together for children like Kiki, battling brain cancer, and Dave, fighting stage IV throat cancer. Russo went above and beyond, collecting food, clothing and providing essential items for families, child daycares, local elementary schools and students with the greatest financial needs.
Now, Russo faces her own battle — she has recently been diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. This unexpected turn of events has shaken Russo and her family to the core. She now needs support from the community she has served so faithfully. Russo’s situation is made more complex by her husband’s own health battles and losing their home. Together, they face not only the physical and emotional challenges of their illnesses, but also the financial burdens that come with extensive medical care.
The expenses associated with travel, medical consultations, copays and treatments add to the complexity. Donations, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in her fight against breast cancer.
To make a donation, or to learn more about Russo’s journey, visit the Helping Hearts and Lives of Loxahatchee web site at www.helpingheartsandlives.com or Donna Russo’s GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/donna-a-helping-heart-of-gold-in-need-of-help.
Helping Hearts and Lives of Loxahatchee is a nonprofit charity founded by Donna Russo, dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to individuals and families in need. Since its inception, the organization has made a profound impact on the lives of hundreds in the Loxahatchee community through charitable events and initiatives. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/helpingheartsoflox.