Valentino Busso, the four-year-old boy from Santa Fe diagnosed with a neuroblastoma, He died this Monday in Barcelona, Spain, the city to which he had traveled to receive treatment.
The news was confirmed by his parents through social networks. His mother, Guillermina Gonzalez, published an emotional video on his Instagram account, in which, together with the rest of the family, he released a handful of white and purple balloons. “We say goodbye to this plane, love, we let you go so you can run strong and pain free. Send us signals when you can and tell us how everything is over there… We miss you and love you forever, Torito,” the woman wrote. At the end of the video, where photos of the family are shown, they expressed another phrase: “Until we meet again.”
The family from Venado Tuerto, province of Santa Fe, had managed to get 32 million pesos so that the baby could undergo the treatment of monoclonal immunotherapy, after being diagnosed in February 2020 with an adrenal gland tumor. It was a grade four neuroblastoma located in the area of the left kidney. The minor was undergoing treatment at the time of death.
After the chemotherapy sessions, Valentino’s body responded well and the metastasis disappeared. Only traces remained in his bone marrow, which was still 5% taken. On July 21, the doctors operated on him to remove the tumor, but in that operation the boy lost his kidney.
After that, Valentino spent three days in intensive care, and once he was discharged, he had to continue with chemotherapy. In September, her parents created an Instagram profile to raise the money needed to travel to Spain. They made it. But, after a new adverse diagnosis and facing treatment in Barcelona, his death was confirmed.