A Touching Gift From The Vartorella Family

Picture of Ivonne wearing the Fraas Hat and Scarf.

August 21, 2014


It’s been a rough few days since Session 3 of Chemo.  I ended up being admitted into the hospital because of intense stomach pain, and severe nausea and vomiting; I just couldn’t keep anything in my system.  This is the first time I’ve really felt any side effects from being on Chemo, and it was intense.


After 3 days in the hospital and of being on a liquid diet, I finally recovered well enough to go home!  To my surprise, when John and I returned to our hotel, (which had temporarily been home), I had a FedEx package waiting for me!  It was a gift from the Vartorella family – my dear friend Rosie, her usband Rick, and her two sons Leo and Harry.


The gift was a beautiful hat and scarf from the Fraas Company – They use a phenominal material called Cashmink, which is so soft and luxurious!  I was so touched by the love and kind gesture from Rosie and her family.  Plus, it certainly felt like a “welcome home” gift after being in the hospital for a couple of days!


The hat fits my head perfectly, and the scarf is delightfully soft and light!


With Love and Gratitude to the Vartorella Family,






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