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Jimmy Fallon sends video to Va. boy with cancer

LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sent a video to a 13-year-old Leesburg boy with cancer.

Mathias Giordano was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012. He's endured countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee.

"Yo, Mathias. This is Jimmy Fallon. I heard you're a big fan. I think that's cool," Fallon says in the video.

Mathias's mother Roya Giordano posted the video on Facebook with the caption "MVP LOVES Jimmy Fallon! Last week with the help of a friend, Jimmy sent Mathias a personal message & he loved it! I was just told that I can share that with you all. Enjoy!"

WUSA9 first told you about Mathias when we interviewed his family in October. The Giordano family, along with a close friend, was fighting to get at least 450 license plate applications to petition for a license plate with a gold ribbon on it in Virginia. That gold ribbon represents pediatric cancer awareness.


As of November 6, the Giordanos received 4,169 cards, putting them 831 cards away from their new goal of 5,000. To send in an application, visit Childhood Cancer License Plate for Virginia on Facebook. The cut off date is Monday, November 10.

Mathias is taking one day at a time, trying to live life to the fullest while battling this horrible disease. To follow his journey, you can "like" Team Mathias on Facebook.