Patrizia was diagnosed with acute leukemia six months into her pregnancy. Her daughter, Victoria Angel, was born healthy, but Durante was given only six months to live. The stem cells from the blood of her daughter’s umbilical cord were used for a transplant.
Several years later, Durante is in full remission. Durante told the reporters
She saved her mommy, she’s a little miracle, that’s why we named her Victoria Angel, she’s my little angel.