Where can I begin??!! Daniella Marie Collazo is 2 years old and was diagnosed on May 30th, 2014 with Stage 3 "Neuroblastoma" Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. Neuroblastoma most commonly arises in and around the adrenal glands, which have similar origins to nerve cells and sit atop the kidneys. However, neuroblastoma can also develop in other areas of the abdomen and in the chest, neck and near the spine, where groups of nerve cells exist.
Since Daniella was diagnosed she has proven that she is a fighter and #wewillwin this battle and Daniella will be restored to being a healthy child. The Collazo families are only asking for prayers for little Ella to continue her fight against this monster.
Dania Collazo (Daniella's mom) and I are childhood friends and I am only doing what any friend will do and is be there for her and her family, be a support system and give her the strength she needs to know that Daniella will be cancer free. Although we know the journey will be long and one that won't be easy, she understands that everything is to make Daniella cancer-free.
At just the age of 2 Daniella's story and beautiful smile has touched so many and even singer songwriter "Monica" has sang to Daniella via social media.
Prayers are powerful and let's keep this family in prayers.
Daniella turned 2 on July 31st, 2014 and we just had to celebrate her, celebrate how much of a fighter, warrior and hero she is to so many people. Below are a few photos from her birthday celebration.
I, as Dania's friend was more involved as a friend stand point and realistically just took over doing small elements at the party. An Elite group of vendors came together; everyone together created the most magical day for our princess. Daniella's favorite movie is Frozen so her party was a Frozen Winter Wonderland. Sit back and enjoy some of the party photos.
I, want to personally on behalf of the Collazo families give "Thanks" to each and everyone that contributed into Daniella's party. Its when good people come together that we can create magic and a special day for someone.
In no particular order here is the vendor line up that made this day possible:
Cupcake Love Miami- Amazing sweets display
Cake-Divine Delicacies Foundation
You can call me Sweetie-Frozen inspired cookies
Bambini Soriee-Frozen props
Moni's Marvels- Planning/Coordination, candy station and balloon decor
Invites XO-paper goods and digital files
ASAP Party Rental- All Rentals
Just 2 Party Rentals- Balloon Decor, bounce house, digital cut outs
Jessica's Events-Centerpieces, small decor elements and day of coordination
Paper Dream creations-Centerpieces with Jessica's Events
TD Hair crafting & designs- Daniella and Daniel (Brother) outfits
Faithful Ink: Shirts for the family
Nathalia Garcia: Make up for Daniella and Dania
Project Fairy Dust and Magic wands: Daniella's tiara
Silhouette Monogram and photo: Daniella's monogram on cake and decor photos
Pixie Dust Entertainment: Elsa and Anna characters
Jessica's Events Coordinators set up assistant: Annelys Rodriguez
Celine Dolls-For creating the most beautiful Mini Daniella
A special "Thank you" to Dania's friends that have also contributed and have been there for Dania as a support system.
Adrie Montejo-Supportive friend and Food for party
Erenia Becerra-Food for party
Jamie and Manny-Princess characters for party and supportive friend
Jessica Estrada and family supportive friends and family
Jennifer Merino-Cousin-Aunt supportive family-helper on the day of
Kelly Rivas a major support and role model to the Collazo families
To everyone else that has contributed in any way with Moni Marvel's we would like to acknowledge and appreciate you for your donations to Daniella's party.
Last but not least a very special "Thank you" to Kelly Rivas.....
I was blessed to be Kelly's wedding planner and through my journey with her I learned her son is a cancer survivor. She has been nothing short but amazing and a major support system to Dania and I appreciate her very much for being such a special person in my life. Thank you Kelly for giving Dania the strength she needs and giving her the confidence knowing she will be sharing her story with others like you are with Ricky. You are my hero, role model and I love you!