CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and his wife, “Wall Street Journal” reporter Rachel Louise Ensign, gave their 9-month-old daughter Francesca (Francisca) ) Thanks for the news and donations after the death of cancer on Christmas Eve.
Kaczynski tweeted on Saturday: “Thank you, your message has moved us. We are very grateful to Francesca for how much money has been raised for Dana Farber to fight this terrible disease, and we will spend the rest Money our lives involve finding a cure.”
Soon after sharing his thank you message on Saturday, Kaczynski posted Francesca’s short film on Twitter, which was shot in late July. In the video, she smiled, showing off her vibrant character.
He wrote: “I know many of you didn’t know Beans until you were diagnosed with cancer in September.” “She was very excited before starting treatment. We are lucky that she has six normal lives.”
Kaczynski announced on Twitter in September that Francesca had been diagnosed with “an extremely rare and very aggressive rhabdomoma.”
He shared the latest situation over the past few months to understand the condition of his daughter. The baby underwent multiple brain surgeries in September. In mid-December, the reporter shared that his daughter had a fungal infection due to chemotherapy and spent two weeks on ventilator and life support.
Kaczynski shared the tragic news on Friday. Francesca died the night before, and wrote: “We will always have a bean-sized hole in our hearts.”
Kaczynski and Ensign described Francesca as a “daring and curious baby” in their to report for their daughter, to record her short life.
“Her many smiles make the whole world excited. She is so generous, even though most of her smiles are covered with a mask, even when she faces challenges that will scare adults, such as cancer diagnosis or hearing birth notifications. “. “Francisca showed her parents a kind of love they never knew, and they will never forget it.”
The family requested flowers instead of flowers to commemorate Francesca’s donation to the Beans team at the PMC Winter Cycling Race, which raised funds for cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. To date, Team Beans has raised more than $360,000 in funding to benefit Dana-Farber’s pediatric oncology and atypical teratomoid-like rhabdomoma (ATRT) research.