Faced with the tragedy of his life, Andrew Kaczynski decided to act. The journalist from the American channel CNN reacted to the surge of support from Internet users around the world after the news of the death of his 9-month-old daughter. Francesca died of an incurable brain tumor. The parents organized a fundraiser for cancer research and the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We are so happy for all the money put together in Francesca’s memory to be donated to Dana Farber and fight this terrible disease, we will spend the rest of our lives fighting for a cure,” journalist. Sunday, December 27, the sum of $ 346,000 was raised.
Saturday, December 26, the dad unveiled “Francesca’s last smile” on his Instagram account. “It was my birthday on November 30 and it’s the only thing I wanted at that time,” he wrote with emotion. “Even though she had reached a very advanced point of the illness, she still managed to give Papa a small smile. We miss you terribly,” wrote the reporter.
A rare form of cancer
Francesca Kaczynski died on Christmas Eve. The infant had been battling a rare form of brain cancer for several months and doctors discovered a tumor last September. After this terrible announcement, Andrew Kaczynski and his wife – who is herself a reporter for the Wall Street Journal – received many messages of love, support and condolences. “We are sorry to have to announce that our beautiful daughter Francesca died last night in the arms of her mother and her father,” the CNN reporter wrote on his Twitter account, caption of an adorable photo of the little girl . Today, he uses his grief to make it a force for research.
Andrew Kaczynski, Rachel Louise Ensign and Francesca ©