Our story began in Lantana, Florida where my wife Stefany and I owned a successful pizzeria that I started in 2010. A Bronx Tale was our pride and joy and having grown up making authentic New York pizza in NYC, I was eager to share the recipe with my new community. But when Stefany and I welcomed our third child in 2013, we were faced with a decision that required a leap of faith.
Our daughter Sofia started having seizures at 6 weeks old, and she was diagnosed with Quad Spastic Cerebral Palsy at 2 years of age. Sofia suffered up to a hundred seizures each day. This meant a heavy dependency on pharmaceuticals to keep her stable, and we knew that there had to be a better solution to improve her quality of life.
Due to restrictions on using full plant alternative medicines in Florida and most of the United States, we decided to move to Colorado where we could legally obtain the medicine that Sophia needed, and the difference we saw in her was monumental. Her daily seizures decreased to 2 or 3 and she now has a zest for life that we have never seen before!
We opened Slice420 in September of 2017 with a mission to help American Medical Refugees like us find support, and though our pizzeria we’ve been able to raise awareness and donate to causes and agencies that provide solutions for families with special needs children.