South Tom’s River 4-Year-Old With Cancer Seeks First Responder Patches; Rutgers Cancer Risk Webinar

Sources:; North Jersey Health Collaborative

This March, 4-year-old Sophia Covalito of South Toms River was diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor that has spread to her spine and the lining of her brain, causing blindness in her right eye.

Her sister Isabella and parents Lindsay and Michael are a beacon of strength and bravery. And one of the things that has kept Sophia’s spirits up has been her growing first responder patch collection.

Lindsay says the collection started when the South Toms River Police Department made her an honorary officer. She’s since added patches from the Lavallette Police Department as well as South Toms River EMS Right now, Sophia’s collection includes half a dozen patches, but I think that we can make that number a lot bigger, so this is where we can jump in and help.

Share this far and wide: let’s get Sophia patches from around New Jersey, around the country, from around the world.

Mail Sophia’s first responder patches to the Lavallette Police Department: PBA 372, P.O. Box 372, Lavallette, NJ 08735. You can stay up to date with Sophia’s journey on both Facebook and Instagram and following the #FightWithFi hashtag.


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