BENEFITING: The Luca John Foundation
Kevin Baranowski and his wife, Nickie, were excited for the ultrasound appointment so they could learn if their baby was going to be a little boy or girl. They never could have anticipated what the ultrasound also revealed. Their baby had a fatal form of skeletal dysplasia, a syndrome that affects bone growth and in their son’s case, his rib cage. Weeks later, 90 minutes after he was born, little Luca John died in their arms. In their last moments with their baby, Kevin and Nickie promised him that he would help others — and that others would know his name.