Jenelle Asencio

Remembering Cristian Rivera


On January 25, 2009, the world lost a smart, brave and all-around remarkable 6-year-old boy named Cristian Rivera as his two-year battle with DIPG came to an end. Three years later, we remember Cristian on the anniversary of the day he earned his wings and went to Heaven. Cristian is loved and missed dearly by his father John “Gungie” Rivera, his mother Jenelle Asencio, his big brother JC, his sister Brittnee Hudson, the rest of his friends and family and everyone at The Cristian Rivera Foundation. Throughout his illness, Cristian remained positive and never let the cancer get the best of him. Though his life was cut tragically short, Cristian made an everlasting impression with his affection, loyalty and good sense of humor. His legacy will never be forgotten as we work tirelessly in his name to find a cure for the disease that took his young life.

New Cristian Rivera Foundation Bracelet Gets Celebrity Support


Notable names from television, restaurants, radio and sports have been seen wearing the new Cristian Rivera Foundation bracelet, which debuted at the Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala on Monday September 12. Inspired and designed by Cristian’s Mommy Jenelle Asencio, each brown beaded bracelet features the Cristian Rivera Foundation logo in your choice of a bronze or silver charm. The bracelet received a great reception upon its debut and has already seen on the wrist of New York Yankee greats CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez, as well as Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and celebrity chefs Ricardo Cardona and Alex Garcia, both of whom are committee members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation.
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