Jammin For Carlo
Welcome to our Walk for Kids team page!
In January 2005, at age four Carlo Santiago was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, an aggressive solid-tumor cancer that forms in the nervous system outside the brain and left his young body riddled with tumors from his head to his knees. Though being dealt a very difficult hand, Carlo handled it like a true champ. He and his mother Toni and father Sam spent the next six years traveling back and forth from Hong Kong staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House so that Carlo could receive the best treatment at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. During this journey, he mastered the guitar, taught by his teacher James Valentine (guitarist from Maroon 5), the Walk For Kids, a letter to President Barack Obama. Carlo was a true inspiration to EVERYONE he encountered. In January 2011 Carlo Santiago received his angel wings. There are angels that come into our lives and leave too soon, but Carlo was the most inspirational person one could ever meet. The goal of team Jammin For Carlo is to raise money for the West LA Ronald McDonald Family Room, but most importantly to create a legacy in the name of Carlo that will live on well past the “Stairways To Heaven,” a song that Carlo so masterfully played.
You can help with your donation to our team, share the page, support one of our walkers, or join the team.
For more than 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has been dedicated to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy through the operation of Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a Community Grants Board and four scholarship programs. When you participate in the Walk for Kids, you are showing your support for families who are facing the fear and uncertainty of having a seriously ill child.
If you are interested in making a secure online donation to help us reach our fundraising goal, please click the Donate Now button to the right of the page.
If you are interested in joining our team, please click the red Join My Team! button to the right of the page.
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at the 2019 Walk for Kids! Join us, as we Jam for Carlo.