Born October 29th 1966, in a house on Via La Tina Street by mid wives in Roma, Italy. Adopted by Louise and Harry Bender of Massapequa Long Island NY from Angel Guardian Home in Brooklyn NY and Italian Immigration on March 16th 1967.
Brought over by Nuns on an airplane with other adopted children. Being the only baby and last group of Children for adoption to the USA. Italy from then on stopped all international adoptions. Louise Agnes Denaro, spending her life as an orphan at Angel Guardian Home till the age of 12 then taken by a foster family treated as an orphan. Harry Valentine Bender, legally blind from birth, found Louise on a “Blind” date. Marrying her and as his right hand starting an Insurance business together that became and still is the #1 On Long Island, Bender Insurance.
When not able to conceive biological children, they went back to the same orphanage Louise was from, but now an Adoption Agency. And besides Harry’s handicap, as seen by the officials was granted a baby from Brooklyn, my sister Lisa then 3 years later another from across the Sea. With a blessed childhood, one filled with song, and dance and study, went on to succeed in business. Always with a passionate hobby of music became one of the anthem singers for the NHL NY Islanders in 1991 along with various other leagues.
Just recently, when deciding to create a Christmas CD with her old time friends and colleagues Jimmy Greco and Russ Desalvo, now, AirgoMusic the music production company did it become apparent. What was most important was the true way her voice, and music was to be used in this world. Through “Acts of Kindness and Giving”. And that was the birth Of “Giving of the Heart”. The beginning of a life of destiny. Grazia Massari, from Italy became Dahna Bender.