If I can see it, I can do it. If I just believe, there’s nothing to it. That’s a line from one of Joevanni’s favorite songs, “I Believe I Can Fly.” He sings it whenever he needs a lift during his treatments for aplastic anemia, which he’s been bravely fighting for almost three years.
A passionate sports fan, Joevanni loves playing football and wrestling with his little brother, Federico, when he’s feeling up to it. When he doesn’t, you’ll find him cheering on his favorite team, the Seahawks.
Joevanni hopes to be a pediatric oncologist someday so he can help other kids like himself. His generous heart and brave spirit have made him a hero in the eyes of Federico, who gets emotional when he speaks of his big brother. “When things get hard, he stands up,” says Federico. Which really says it all.