Altruism from Auburn

The parents of Christian Trincucci, 6, of Italy, recently posted that he needed medical attention in America due to a neurological disorder that specialists in Italy and France could not treat. After reading about Christian, Filippo and Sonya DiPaolo, members of Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization, contacted Paolo and Anna Saltarello, who brought the story to the attention of the organization's board. Anna spoke about it at CIAO's annual Christopher Columbus Recognition Dinner, and guests donated $1,800 to help bring Christian to a clinic in New Jersey for treatment. He arrived with his mother Oct. 23, and Paolo and the DiPaolas stayed with them during their three-day visit. The visit proved helpful to Christian, who should be returning to everyday activities, CIAO said in a news release. From left are Filippo DiPaola, Valentina Trincucci with son Christian Trincucci, and Paolo Saltarello.