Sam’s Valley man battling Leukemia gets a special treat

 Sam’s Valley, Ore.–  In the comfort of their home, it was a special night for Hazel and Nicholas Occhipinti. They haven’t had a prepared meal for quite a long time. And Monday night,
the Occhipinti’s got an Olive Garden pasta and salad meal,which they considered a huge treat.
“It’s been a financial burden and a lot of the things people take for granted we can’t provide for ourselves,” said Hazel.
Back in 2011 Nicholas Occhipinti was diagnosed with CMML Leukemia.
“I figured I was dead,”said Nicholas.
It caused him to become blind for a year and have a lot pain. Now the bills have piled up about $70,000 worth.
NBC 5 and Bicoastal Media’s Paul Girardi chose Nicholas and his wife to be the Recipients of the “Random Acts of Pasta Campaign.”
That’s where a person who is going through a tough time or nominated by others, gets a free meal from the Italian chain.
“These folks could really use some help. And it’s just nice that as the media we can come out here and do some work,” said Girardi.

Nicholas’ wife, set up a Go Fund Me account in hopes of raising $5,000. If you’d like to help out, click the link below.

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