Friday 14th of January 2011

Last week, the world lost an amazing and courageous person: my friend Vivian Rivera. Vivian was a breast cancer survivor but a brain tumor took her from us too soon on Friday January 7. Vivian was a good friend to so many people. We will all miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten. This month I not only mourn my good friend but also my son, who died two years ago on January 25th. Vivian and Cristian, you are both reminders of just how horrible brain tumors are and I will continue to work toward finding a cure. We will eradicate this disease. I know it, and I won’t stop until that dream becomes reality.

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy