Concert Will Help Neighbors Help Mt. Lebanon Family in Need
Smith, Craig, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Neighbors of a Venezuelan man who brought his family to Mt. Lebanon four years ago to escape political unrest in their homeland hope to raise money to pay for his cancer treatments.
Otto Limongi, 52, a self-employed contractor who has no health insurance, was diagnosed Aug. 30 with colon cancer that metastasized to his liver, almost four years to the day after the family arrived here.
They have been without an income since the diagnosis.
"He can't work, and his wife doesn't have a work visa," said Kelly Fraasch, who is working with Aimee Lamendola to organize a benefit concert to help defray Limongi's medical bills.
Otto Limongi and his wife, Ragna, 42, and their five children were quickly welcomed into the community when they arrived in August 2003, Lamendola said.
"They mean a lot to me and the community. They are so open and upbeat," Lamendola said. …