The Andrea Tudisco Association and Casa di Andrea is a non-profit organization (ONLUS) financed solely by donors. Its president, Fiorella Tosoni, established it in1997, and it has been furnishing support to families whose children are suffering from serious diseases and various cancers ever since. La Casa di Andrea provides shelter, food, and recreational activities to these children and their families, who have spent months and years battling illness. Most children are awaiting further treatment, such as bone marrow transplantations, prostheses, and surgery. All children at La Casa di Andrea are referred to as fiorellini—little flowers. Volunteers frequently stay with the children throughout the day and night and often accompany them to the hospital. They also cook, garden, and play with them, which frees up their parents, who are able to stay together and offer support to one another.