As we continue to celebrate the lives of Kobe and his daughter Gianna, we’re once again reminded of Kobe’s kindness to others. Alex Llauro, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is a great example of this. Kobe inspired him to become captain of his school’s flag football team, and he even scored a touchdown! It all […]
USC Head Coach Clay Helton made 13-year-old Alex Llauro an honorary member of the team.
When Valerie Pappas Llauro’s 5-year-old son Alexander was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare and fatal form of the genetic illness that primarily affects boys – doctors said her son’s only treatment options were “steroids and hope”. The steroids would help to slow down the muscle damage caused by his progressive disease, while […]
On Saturday, Oct. 19, 12-year-old Alex Llauro enjoyed a VIP experience as part of Trojan Outreach’s Trojan Wish program. Llauro, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2011, has always been a huge USC fan. Recently, he was named an honorary member of the 2019 USC Football team. And earlier this season, he came out to […]
Sometimes, it takes a world-shaking event to put things into perspective. For the Llauro family, this life-changing event came in the form of a happy, smiling bundle of joy. In 2005, Valerie Pappas Llauro gave birth to her first child, a baby boy. Alexander Llauro was just like any other cheerful baby. When he was […]