Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Honoree

Julio gonzalez

Burkitt’s lymphoma


Julio’s nickname at home was Gordo.

My son was diagnosed in August 2021 with Burkitt’s Lymphoma​. He was my hero, my fighter. He endured through surgeries, countless spinal taps, blood transfusions, and several sessions of chemotherapy. Sadly cancer took his life on July 4th.

-Tiena Velasquez, mother

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