Meet the Incredible Kid of December, 12-year-old Julianna DiLeo! She was selected via voting process on the Staten Island Parent website.
Julianna is the first Incredible Awards recipient to be nominated twice! Both her sewing teacher, Eileen Pepel, and a good friend, Patricia Jezycki submitted nominations for Julianna. They said:
“Julianna has spent the last 9 months making face coverings for nurses, neighbors and first responders. She is a 7th Grader at Our Lady Queen of Peace school. To date, Julianna, with the help of her sister, 4th grader Ashley, have sewn over 2000 masks. The sisters have their own Instagram page, @sewn_by_sisters. They have been featured on several news programs and newspaper articles. Julianna, with the help of supplies from the New York Jets, created a clear mask for lip readers! She truly is a remarkable young lady and deserves to be acknowledged for her selfless dedication to those in need.
Read all about Julianna and her sister here.
Julianna will be featured an upcoming issue of Staten Island Parent and receive a $150 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Staten Island University Hospital.
Staten Island’s Incredible Kids Awards recognizes and honors outstanding children in the community. Nominees have helped others in need, donated time or effort to an important cause, boast impressive achievements at a young age, or simply stand out for their kindness and compassion.
A new child will be honored in Staten Island University Hospital’s Incredible Kids Awards each month until June 2021. To nominate a child, go to siparent.com/incredible-kids and upload a photo, then explain in detail why he or she deserves to be nominated.
Meet December’s Featured Pediatric Specialists
Staten Island University Hospital’s board-certified pediatric sleep specialists evaluate and treat conditions that may cause your child to suffer from inadequate sleep or breathing problems. Left untreated, these problems may lead to learning and behavioral issues, as well as serious conditions affecting the heart and lungs. Our program is one of the few in New York City that is certified to provide sleep testing on children from birth through the teen years.
Siu-Pun Chan, MD
Siu-Pun Chan, MD is a New York-based Northwell Health physician who specializes in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics.
Pushpom James, MD
Pushpom James, MD is a New York-based Northwell Health physician who specializes in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics.
Click the button above to enter or vote for a child in the Staten Island’s Incredible Kids contest!