Nate: I saw Giovanni's picture one week ago and read his story, and my heart has been touched forever. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a beutiful/innocent little boy, but I know that he is with Jesus and I can't wait to meet him someday and tell him about the profound affect he has had on my life. I will pray for your family that you will be comforted by Jesus. Thank You for sharing your story and getting me to not be lazy & try to help others with whaterver means possible. God Bless (4.24.12, 5:32pm)

Donna Gillespie: A great welcome in Heaven was awaiting Giovanni! In his brief life on Earth, he accomplished so much. My prayers are with his family. (4.18.12, 9:45am)

Marieange Dobresk: I shared this poem with many families when my son Sam, was ill. I hope it helps a little. It was written in the 1800's, but we find a lot of ocmfort in it still. I hope you do too. Nothing at All Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral (4.18.12, 4:59am)

Sonia: I was crying because I had a bad day. I now cry for your loss. I know he is in Heaven he may even come across my unborn babies (4) I will hold on to my son Kyle a little tighter. You all are amazing! (4.18.12, 2:31am)

Marieange Dobresk: I have a son who is 26, thanks to his bone marrow donor, Barry Bolstad. I cannot imagine your loss, and I am so sorry. I am praying for Giovanni and your family. (4.18.12, 12:35am)

wendy: God bless your sweet little angel....He has touched my heart and soul. (4.17.12, 8:35pm)

ellen gardiner: May God be with your little so small should not have had such a life of pain....but that smile on his face...he was truly a special child... My thoughts and prayers are with all of you...I will be listening for the is then Giovanni will have his beautiful wings...and heaven will be a bit brighter. (4.17.12, 8:03pm)

kathleen austin: I see him now and know that he is my guardian angel from now on I pray to have your courage and your faith (4.17.12, 7:39pm)


adelbert mcmillan: My prayers are going up to Heaven for you and your family,I know in the midst of our pain God can do great thingsJesus will see you through this and in His time He'll make all things new. (4.17.12, 7:06pm)

Russ: Giovanni is with God and you will see him again someday. God bless your family and all those who worked to help your son, for all you have done. (4.17.12, 6:45pm)

Gwen Richards: Your little boy is such a beautiful child as r your older boys & please know my heart goes out to all of you. I pray litlle Giovanni's life will inspire more & more people to become donors of all kinds. You know he is now fully recovered in heaven w/Jesus. May God Bless your family & Give you peace & comfort. You are all admirable & honerable for doing all you could to help your precious boy. (4.17.12, 6:15pm)

Ingrid G.: I am very glad to know that Giovanni is doing good with his Father in Heaven. I am thankful for the family's strong example and your story is truly inspiring and world changing. You are in my prayers. (4.17.12, 6:00pm)

Julia Arnaudovski: What a courageous little boy. May god rest his soul. With our deepest sympathy, the Arnaudovski Family (4.17.12, 5:54pm)

vsand: Giovanni was lucky to have two big brothers who loved him so much! I'm sure the family feels blessed to have had him for five years. May your faith bring you comfort. (4.17.12, 5:27pm)

Trish: Precious Giovanni is in glory now with Jesus! No more suffering and no more pain! But you, his family, must live on now with a burden of grief and loss. My husband and I will keep you in our prayers, asking the Lord of mercy to hold you close and comfort you. We'll ask the Heavenly Father over time to give you "beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." (Is. 61:3) Our hearts go out to you. (4.17.12, 5:23pm)

GrannyP: I am so sorry for all your suffering little Giovanni. But glad to know that you are in a much better place with your heavenly Father. God bless your earthly family and God heal their pain of loss. (4.17.12, 5:21pm)

Carlene: May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comfort your family as only He can. God bless you all. (4.17.12, 5:18pm)

Andrea Walton: I was so sorry to see that Giovanni lost his fight. I know that he is with the angels and is at peace now. (4.17.12, 4:12pm)

Solomon: I have no words, Dear Giovanni. I couldn't stop my tears rolling down my cheeks. I'm a strong service-member yet I feel so weak that I couldn't do anything for you. May many more who are going through similar situation, live a healthy whole life with God's help! (4.17.12, 4:01pm)

Stephen Anderson: My heart breaks for you and I hope the Lord blesses and comforts you. These words are probably more for my comfort than yours, but you are remarkable loving parents who did everything the Father asked. May the mighty arms of the Almighty hold and comfort you all. (4.17.12, 3:21pm)

Laura: My son passed away and he was an Organ Donor. Through his death I have gotten many people to sign up also. Your son was an inspiration and God needed him home just like my son. They are both in a better place and still helping others here on earth. God Bless your family. (4.17.12, 2:38pm)

lisa constant: R.I.P lil man!!!! (4.16.12, 9:37am)

lisa constant: R.I.P lil man!!!! (4.16.12, 9:37am)

bryan perry: Giovanni is looking like a stud! You have a beautiful family Mike! (4.30.09, 6:58pm)

Anna Maria: Sei fantastico Giovanni!!! Ti voglio bene (6.23.08, 8:27am)

Julie Dennehy: He is a beautiful little spirit, part of a beautiful family. May all blessings come to you... (4.3.08, 7:07am)

Marisa: Good bless Giovanni...he is so cute!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!!! (4.2.08, 2:13pm)

alessandra: Caro Giovanni, appena ripreso possesso di un nuovo PC sono corsa a vedere come stavi. Ti trovo bellissimo! il tuo viso finalmente sorridente ha perso quell'espressione sofferente che rivelava quanto male sentivi... Che il mondo d'amore che ti ha protetto e curato diventi un universo infinito d'amore senza confini. Caro Giovanni buona buona vita! (3.20.08, 7:37am)

katy: Baby is so beautiful. He has inspired me to become a donor myself. God bless. (3.18.08, 5:43pm)

Robert Small: The most incredible story of devotion and love I have ever seen. There truly are saints that walk amoung us. May God be with you and your family. (2.25.08, 5:04pm)

Diana G.: AMAZING!!! What a beautiful little boy.What a wonderful loving Family. I have followed your story from the beginning and I am always left in AWE and in TEARS.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! (2.19.08, 8:35am)

marie in belmont nh: What GREAT pictures! he's really getting big and looking so much more healthy. What a blessing. (2.18.08, 9:58am)

Anna Yu: The first time i saw these pictures I couldn't even post a comment...i was in tears...what an amazing little boy, God bless him and his family!!! Awesome job, Mike, I'll be checking back for updates on his site, thanks for sharing!!! (2.15.08, 12:16pm)

Tony Pagliocco: OMG those pictures of baby boy are AMAZING, great job !!! (2.15.08, 9:50am)

Rae Leytham: What a truly amazing story. They are a beautiful family. (2.15.08, 12:30am)

CaROL: I love the story and the pic with you and Giovanni. He is soo cute! Way to go Mike, you are so versatile with your photography. I am a proud sis:) (2.13.08, 7:57pm)

theresa: oh my gosh!! i love every one, they kept getting better and better, beautiful!!! (2.13.08, 5:40pm)

stephanie redmond: moved to tears, i really loved these (2.13.08, 12:10am)

Lisa F: Mike....just incredible. Not only are the pictures moving but the story behind them. Salute! (2.12.08, 2:56pm)

teresa rice: mike great job again. you are wonderful to make aware of this family struggles. my maiden name was giovangelo so i have some feeling for the name. i will register for bone marrow since i'am italian and greek. thanks again and god bless all. tr (2.12.08, 9:13am)

Lori: Beautiful..simply beautiful Thank you (2.11.08, 10:24pm)

Dana Schaeffer: The staff at Chop-Shop Customs is thrilled to see the progress of baby Giovanni. He will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we are very happy we were able to assist in any way we could during his time of need. (2.11.08, 8:04pm)

Liz Carbone: Mike, these pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us the flip side of baby Giovanni life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. (2.11.08, 8:01pm)

anabela pildade: your baby is very beautiful thanks for the wonderful pictures he looks very happy god bless you and may god give all the joys that life brings. (2.11.08, 7:17pm)

Tia Adair: Absolutely soul-moving. I have followed Giovanni's story from the beginning and immediately fell in love with this beautiful child and his family. My thoughts, prayers and love are with them always. (2.11.08, 5:14pm)

Stefanie: Just wanted to say that u did an amazing job with these pictures!! God Bless baby Giovanni!! (2.11.08, 4:57pm)

brigit rotond: beautiful:)! (2.11.08, 4:43pm)

Chrissy Bogrett: He is so adorable and so big. You guys have done a wonderful job with him. Keep up the great work!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us. He is just a stunning little boy with so much joy and life for everyone. (2.11.08, 4:00pm)

Ann-Marie Brenick: I am so happy, he is the most beautifull 1 year old. Giovanni is meant for great things and I cant wait to see him achieve them. Love you all so much. GOD BLESS (2.11.08, 2:38pm)

Francesca Aversa: These photos are STUNNING...thank you so much for sharing....prayers, hugs, and kisses continue to go out to baby Giovanni and his entire family... Francesca (NY) (2.11.08, 1:37pm)

Bob P.: I find myself coming back to look at these over and over again. Each time I'm almost brought to tears. That face is just priceless!! I have a 1 year old son and I can almost feel their pain. I wish the whole family the best. Thanks for sharing. (2.11.08, 1:07pm)

Joey Blanchard: Good job Mike. What great story this kid is and you were very lucky to be a part of it. (2.11.08, 12:34pm)

stevens family: thank for sending us the most beautiful pictures you look like a very strong loving family are thoughts are with you. (2.11.08, 12:14pm)

Susan & Peter Hodgkins: What a wonderful array of pictures! Thank you for including us in your thoughts as you sent them out. We are so happy for all of you - what an incredible experience - and what a blessing as a result. May God bless all of you (I think we can say that goes without saying!) (2.11.08, 10:46am)

Lisa Sousa: Michael, thank you for sharing with all of us who have fallen in love with your child!! Giovanni is a very strong little man due to his parents strength!! (2.11.08, 8:32am)

Terry Meagley: Wow what an improvement the little fellow seems to be really thriving. I have followed his progress and my prayers have been with this family. You are all inspiring and teach so many how to not complain about their petty stuff and to think about what real problems are. God bless You all and please give that special little guy and his brothers a hug. love, terry (2.11.08, 8:31am)

Natalie Patey: Michael - thank you for sharing these stunning pictures but more importantly for making people aware of this rare disease. I will be looking into a bone marrow drive in my area but sending prayers & warm wishes to Giovanni & the Guglielmo family. You have an art with photography - this is already known. Thank you for sharing a great story along with your great pictues! (2.11.08, 8:20am)

Jennifer: These photos are amazing! I have been following Giovanni's story for over a year now, this time last year I cried everytime I looked at one of his pictures, thankfully this year that is not the case. I am happy to see a beautiful, happy Giovanni at home with his family. We love you all Guglielmos!!! (2.11.08, 7:51am)

Betty & Niel Young: Michael Blanchard has done a magnificent job of caturing in pictures what is a very touching story.Giovanni is the face of bone marrow transplants and most of all for HOPE. Thanks to Michael and Christina for allowing us to know your little boy. God Bless you all. (2.11.08, 7:29am)

Carolyn Brackett: I am the Director of Save Giovanni Friends- NH Chapter. You are wonderful and have done an amazing job at capturing what an amazing little man Giovanni is. Thank you for your great work and for proudly displaying Giovanni and all of his wonder...... (2.11.08, 7:05am)

Terry Norris: I just saw a post about your blog on the DWF forum and I'm glad I got to read your story and see your photos of Giovanni, it has made my day. Photography can have a great impact on people. Thanks (2.11.08, 4:37am)

Dennis: Thanks for sharing this Michael. Giovanni is a special guy and is a blessing to all of us. Good stuff. (2.10.08, 9:58pm)

Michael A. Guglielmo: Christina and I just viewed your pictures. They are simply beautiful, amazing. You did a great job. Thank you, Giovanni and family. (2.10.08, 9:23pm)

ksenija: michael, that is one AMAZING post & such an incredible story. Your photos are beautiful & Giovanni is ABSOLUTELY precious!!! what a remarkable little guy with a most loving family. thank you for sharing. :) (2.10.08, 9:01pm)