Friends Cure CF was founded by the friends and family of Gianna Rose Altano in memory of Adam and Naomi Oneto. Here, their parents Kris and Roxy Oneto share in their own words, a memorial to Adam and Naomi.
Adam was born June 12, 1984. He was so very sick from the beginning, He was an independent guy and was brave throughout the years. I remember him going to church with Beth (clinic) and marching her right down to the front to sit! He certainly could take care of himself. He and George were well known throughout Stanford Children’s for their shenanigans.
Adam made good friends at the hospital. His favorite Doc was “Hottee” Jodee Anderson.
She says he changed her life. I believe he did.
He had a blast in this life – due to good friends and family. Syd, Danny, G and Marissa are part of his family.
He was here to change us, and he did. We are the better for having had Adam, and we miss him and his spirit.
Adam passed away on April 14, 2001. He is buried next to his sister, Naomi.
Naomi was born October 25, 1987 – what a dear sweet girl.
She was an angel, as was her brother, sent to make life better.
She was also developmentally delayed. Only in what she could process and get out. She was worlds ahead of her parents.
Naomi and I were as close as anyone could be. She had a wonderful humor and brave spirit. Her “home” was Children’s Hospital of Central California. She was loved by all who cared for her.
Her life was a good one. She experienced many things, including going to the prom with her classmates of “special ed” kids.
What a blessing she was to this life.
Naomi passed away on March 24, 2007.
Both Adam and Na are buried in the most beautiful cemetery imaginable – in Chester California among the pine trees and the green, green, grass.
Kris and Roxy
In Dad’s words..
Very few times did I see her with a frown on her face – mostly – her sense of humor.
Big smile, Big heart, Big love,
Na is remembered forever by those fortunate enough to have experienced her.
A tough, hardy, independent spirit housed in frail flesh.
Always helping others endure trial of the body and spirit,
even when his were much greater than theirs.
He gave much more than he received – and he received so much from so many.