A small glimpse of the amazingness of Fernanda

This is her latest email to try to get Oprah‘s attention. Can you see why I am in LOVE with this woman?? She is amazingly smart and witty. Love this email; it cracked me up and is so to the point and true. How can these people not listen??


Dear Gayle, I am writing to you because I think you should set up Oprah and Steve Jobs on a date. And only BFF’s can make that happen. My name is Fernanda Borletti, mom of 5, all under 7. My life is easy and blessed. But my dear friend Maya’s life is not. Her beautiful 3-year-old son, Ronan, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in August 2010. Since then she and Woody have fought the toughest battle of their life, and portrayed it beautifully in her blog: www.rockstarronan.com. All you have to do is spend 5 minutes reading it to feel that something has got to be done.

Which brings me back to Oprah and Steve getting together. I go to bed at night thinking of all the things they could do. Shine a light on childhood cancer by doing a show, honoring the courage of mothers fighting for their children, getting iPads for all the kids going into Bone Marrow Transplants, and forced to spend weeks in isolation. I mean the options are endless. And I know they would do it.

This morning I decided that all I want is for them to go out on a date  and let them, together, do what what they are know for best: just surprise us.

Can you help me?

With much admiration and gratitude,

Fernanda Borletti

Because no baby should have go through this….. There are no words for this picture and how I felt on this day.

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  1. Diana

     /  February 24, 2011

    God bless this baby boy.

  2. Emily Willis Innocenti

     /  February 24, 2011

    How can they NOT respond to this? This is the photo that made me cry my eyes out for days after seeing it. Fernanda is amazing, I am so glad that you have her in your life daily. Lucky girl, you are! :)

  3. Charisma

     /  February 24, 2011

    I like this idea!

  4. Awesome

     /  February 24, 2011

    Love it!

  5. Marquita Ward

     /  February 24, 2011


  6. Katie H

     /  February 24, 2011

    Remember how Betty White got to host SNL? A facebook campaign was started. See where I’m going with this? Let’s get Ronan on Oprah!
    I’ve been reading your blog since the new year and quickly fell in love with your family. You all are in my prayers!

  7. Sheri

     /  February 24, 2011

    Maybe gayle will cover neuroblastoma on her show. Not quite oprah audience but it would be a start

  8. Awesome

     /  February 24, 2011

    Think big picture later, lets get ronan cured first. Times a ticking.

  9. Stephanie Obolewicz

     /  February 24, 2011

    Fernanda is a friend of mine also. She shared your story with me yesterday and your family has been in a constant prayer with me !!! Fernanda is sunshine on this earth and I am so glad she is in your life :) I gave her a necklace today for you, I hope it brings comfort!!! You and your family are so amazing !! Rockstar Ronan is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  10. Todd & Kara Schierscher

     /  February 24, 2011

    WOW. I would love to see Oprah cover childhood cancer…..let us know what we can all do to help!

  11. Candyce Lindsay

     /  February 25, 2011

    Great letter Fernanda! What an advocate you are for Ronan and the family. With all the asks that come their way, I hope this one makes it to the top of their lists.

  12. Juliana Sanfratello

     /  September 22, 2012

    forsure, ive been listing to the song by taylor swift. this beautiful boy died, the song by Taylor Swift is called “RONAN” its so sad. my little cousin has lukemia, its sad to see him go through Chemo. This was a beautiful boy, GOD BLESS


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