2013 February Hero of the Month

Paige Lento, 7

of Easton was born with a form of dwarfism called Jeune Syndrome which has caused Paige’s natural rib cage to be too small for her lungs to expand and has resulted in Paige having surgeries in San Antonio and Boston to add titanium expandable ribs and will continues to have surgery every six months as her body develops.
Paige also suffers from liver and kidney disease and is currently on the active list for a liver transplant but due to the fact that her current health condition is not conducive to a transplant she needs to wait.
Despite her health conditions Paige has lived quite the life. As part of Make a wish she went to Disney World and saw singer sensation Justin Bieber in concert. Mom realizes that while there is still a long road ahead for Paige there is an upside as her daughters health is improving and she is almost well enough to be put on an active liver transplant list.
Paige was nominated for the February Hero by Make a Wish granter Marilyn Carey and was presented with a check for $100 by The Cubby Fund Executive Director, Cindy Johnson