The Lea Marie Faraone Foundation provides opportunities to children and young adults fighting chronic illness to live as if
they are illness-free.

Lea's Story 

Lea Marie Faraone was born July 7, 1990 at a small hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Henry Faraone and Laura O’Donnell were thrilled to have brought a happy healthy baby girl into the world.

The first few years of Lea’s life were nothing out of the ordinary. She was growing and developing at the expected rate for a toddler of her age. It was not until Lea was about 3 and a half where something seemed different.

Lea started to become very uncomfortable after eating. Her parents noticed, in between doctors’ visits, she had not been gaining weight as she had previously.

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