Daniella Correa on new project to help families battling cancer

Inspired by an Astros fan, the former Miss Texas is giving back

HOUSTON – You’ve probably seen Daniella Correa, supporting her husband Carlos Correa during Astros games, or you have seen her videos on social media as a lifestyle and beauty blogger.

But she’s stepping into a new role to help underserved childhood cancer patients through the Correa Family Foundation where she serves as Vice-President.

She shared more details about their efforts ahead of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month happening in September.

“Carlos and I have really understood how blessed we are to live the life that we do, and we always knew that we have such a great platform and we needed to do a lot more with it. And we would always visit Children’s hospitals. It’s always touched our hearts. No matter how many times we go we always come back. And we knew we wanted to change children’s lives,” said Correa, who helped design a butterfly locket in honor of Cameron Gooch, a 10-year-old Houston Astros fan that was given the honorary player number of 17 as a mark of respect for his brave battle with cancer.

Cameron Gooch and Astros players
Cameron Gooch and Astros players (Correa Family Foundation)

The couple became close friends with Cameron, before he tragically passed away on November 2018.

Daniella Correa and Cameron Gooch
Daniella Correa and Cameron Gooch (Correa Family Foundation)

“When Carlos was coming back from an injury, he was playing a game and I still remember a butterfly landed on his shoulder during the game. And little did we know that his mom has prayed asking Cameron for a sign to show her that he’s doing OK. And then a couple of days passed by, and she received a letter on the mail with a poem that said, ‘safe in heaven’ and it was the shape of a butterfly. So that was confirmation to her that it was Cameron letting her know that he is OK,” said Correa.

The limited-edition Essence Rose Gold Butterfly Surprise Locket from Fabergè is available to pre-order at their store in The Galleria.

Daniella Correa
Daniella Correa (Fabergè)

“I was very happy to be able to sign the butterfly myself. We picked out the colors and what shaped we wanted the butterfly,” said Correa.

10% of proceeds from the sale of each piece will go to the Correa Family Foundation, and 10% on any sales within the Houston boutique will also be given to the foundation when clients mention The Correa Family Foundation before Dec. 31.

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