Father, cancer survivor, philanthropist.
Roberto Valente is a 31-year-old father, cancer survivor and dedicated fundraiser who lives in Vancouver with his partner and two daughters. He is participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton benefiting BC Cancer Foundation for the first time in 2016.
Every three months for the past two years, my family and I walk to the same precipice and look down. This is what it is like to wait for the results of an MRI when your child has a brain tumour. This past July was the second anniversary of my daughter Alina's diagnosis.
Alina had emergency brain surgery the next day to attempt to remove the tumour, or at least get a biopsy and help correct the spinal fluid flow in her brain. I assumed the worst would happen as I held her and laid her down on the operating table for the anesthesiologist. I did not know then that I would be the last thing she would see.
02/03/2016 05:52 EST
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