Mario Carpino was diagnosed with inoperable brain tumors at the age of 4. Jon Bon Jovi gave him the surprise of a lifetime when the rockstar paid Mario a visit at his lemonade stand.

Despite what he's faced at such a young age, Mario is a fighter, and a believer.

“It doesn't affect me, it may affect other people, cause god led me through it, Father Pio led me through it,” Mario said.

Padre Pio is one hero; his other is Jersey guy Jon Bon Jovi. The classic hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home, is his favorite song.

You can make a donation to Mario at AlexsLemonade.org

 

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