Nicholas Orjuela "Little Lefty" Memorial Chapter

Nicholas was only 28 months old when he was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL in October 2003. This type of leukemia currently has a 70% cure rate. It was difficult to learn the news of his illness but much more difficult when he succumbed to the disease only one month later.

One of Nick's favorite books was Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, and he read it with his parents most nights before bed. This is a sweet little story about Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare measuring how big their love is. The last line of the book, "I love you right up to the moon – and back", is engraved at his final resting place.

The "Little Lefty" Chapter was formed in October 2004 and has raised more than $70,000 in his memory. For more information, contact Diana Orjuela at, call 630.482.9530 or visit