Flash Staff Report
June 24, 2019
STEPHENVILLE — Ask anyone, one-year-old Noah Constancio is a fighter. The little boy with the beautiful blonde hair and big smile has been fighting for his life practically his whole life. Born with multiple medical issues, Noah spent much of his first year in hospitals and was abandoned at the hospital by his birth family.
Due to his medical issues, Noah has to take lots of medicines and fought congenital heart defects as well as other things. He has had a feeding tube and has spent months in Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
But, Noah is a fighter and despite all he’s faced, he found his forever family with the Constancio’s and was adopted by Rinaldo and Lauren Constancio in March 2019. Then, after 99 days in the hospital (this time) and 44 days on the transplant list, Noah received his new heart on June 22!
Noah’s family recently moved to Stephenville and began attending the Erath County Cowboy Church. Members of the congregation are rallying around the family now as they face the next few hurdles in Noah’s recovery as well as face mounting medical bills and the long road Noah still faces in order for continued healing.
To help the family offset those medical costs, the church will host a pancake supper and fundraising auction on Sunday, June 30, at the ECCC on US 67, north of Stephenville. Everyone is invited out to for some delicious breakfast for supper and a live and silent auction. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will go until the auction is over.