November 19, 2013
The entire Palladino family is backing the effort to ‘Fight with Frankie’ by selling blue merchandise at Dazzle in Manlius. The village put up blue lights around the swan pond and the gazebo by St. Ann’s church to raise awareness.
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There is an abundance of blue lights around the village of Manlius this month, and it’s no coincidence. The lights were put up at the beginning of November, marking Diabetes Awareness Month, and were made possible by the Palladino family. Ever since 10 year old Frankie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six, his family has banded together to raise awareness about a disease that his mom, Patty Palladino, said carries many misconceptions.