Amanda Rose Cafaro

December 6, 1997 - September 24, 1998

At her scheduled 4 month check-up Amanda Rose Cafaro was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.  She was admitted to Maine Medical Center and eventually transferred to Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where, after an unsuccessful experimental bone marrow transplant, she passed away.

During her struggle, the communities in the Greater Glens Falls area rallied to the aid of Amanda and her family.  To offset the extremely high cost of her treatment, numerous fund-raisers were held including Lake George's "Amanda Week" that included a different event on 8 successive days.  Prayers and good wishes were received from congregations of all denominations from Albany to the Canadian border.

After her death it was suggested that some memorial be established for this little girl who united the community in such a loving manner.  Amanda's House is that memorial.

 

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