Maria RastelloX

Born: August 16, 1944

My grandma, Maria Rastello, was born in the Philippines on August 16, 1944. She moved to the United States as a teenager. She had to learn a new language and adopt to U.S. culture. Her husband died in 1990 of cancer, so Marie had to raise two children on her own: Frank and Aleata. Today Marie has diabetes and has to take blood sugar tests daily. Her son Frank got a brain aneurysm in the year 2000. Marie also takes care of him because he can’t care for himself.

Contributed by: Jacob Rastello, South Range Elementary