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New Albany woman raises $30,000 for charity after selling 100+ quilts she made

(WSYX/WTTE)

For ten years, Daniela Di Lorenzo spent her free-time quilting.

The mother of four and native Italian saved each one, waiting for the right moment.

After she had more than 100 quilts in her possession, Daniela determined the time had come.

She was going to sell each one for $200 and donate all the money to help children suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Children like her son, Mario.

The response from the community was overwhelming. Earlier this year, Daniela sold each quilt and has orders for more.

In the end, she believes she will have raised nearly $30,000 for patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

"It is so selfless," said Mario, now 24.

"Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time," according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mario was diagnosed with CF when he was a newborn.

"At the beginning, it was very hard," said Daniela. "Then, it became part of life."

Daniela said she continues to accept new orders for what she's calling Mario's Quilts.

For more information, buyers can reach Daniela through the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany by writing to the following address:

Healthy New Albany

ATTN: Daniela Di Lorenzo

150 West Main Street

New Albany, Ohio 43054

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