Friends of primary-immunodeficiency victim follow through on last wishes

Acorn Staff Writer

Monica and Mark Spiro

Now in its fourth year, Oak Park residents Mark and Monica Spiro continue to fulfill the last wishes of a dear friend by raising money in an annual triathlon to improve patient facilities at different hospitals. The Spiros’ friend, Dina LaVigna, passed away five years ago at age 33 after a lifetime of suffering from primary immunodeficiency (PI).
During LaVigna’s last few years, she expressed her desire to improve the lives of young children she ...

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