Cristian Rivera Foundation

Noelia Hurtado
Date of Birth: December 3, 2008
Date of Diagnosis: February 22, 2011
Earned Her Wings: February 5, 2012

This is our beloved 3 year old baby girl.  In February 2011 she was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. 

Noelia fought bravely through radiation treatments at St. Jude, but lost her fight to this horrible disease a year later in February 2012.  As her entire family grieves her loss, your prayers and positivity are always welcome and appreciated!

Thanks for visiting Noelia’s page.  We need all of your love, support and prayers-

My name is Noelia Sofia and I am forever 3 years old.  Mommy picked Noelia as my name because I was born in December around Christmas time.  (Noel ~ Noelia)  Mommy is Cristina and daddy is Roberto.  I have a brother, Christian, and a sister, Alexandra, and lots of extended family that loves me very much.  My mommy created this page for me!  She picked the butterflies because my sister Alex used to call me Mariposa before I was born.  Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish. 

In February, my babysitter and family noticed that I was limping when I walked and then mommy noticed that I was not using my right hand.  After three visits to emergency rooms, they did an MRI on February 22, 2011 and found a brainstem glioma.  I was diagnosed with DIPG or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  Mommy and Daddy were very scared and sad.  They did everything they could to save me including loving me and spending as much time as possible with me up to the day I could fight no more and went to heaven on February 5, 2012 to rest.  I know they miss me very much as I miss them, but I am not sick anymore.  I dance and sing and play with the other angels and I know we will all be together in heaven one day.  Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers!