Mariana Maniscalco

Mariana Maniscalco is making her writing debut with If Your Head Can’t, Your Heart Will . . . But What If That’s Broken Too?


Mariana is a high school student who resides with her family in Western New York.


She enjoys dabbling with fashion design and is extremely active with academics and other activities.

Baby Coop Publishing is honored to be able to make Mariana Maniscalco's wish come true- that of publishing her personal journey with a life-threatening illness.


Marianna is the 2500th wish to be granted in Western New York by Make-a-Wish.  Click on the links to find out more about Mariana's story.

Mariana's Book Launch - April 29, 2015

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Newspapers, Blogs, Websites

Niagara Gazette

April 24, 2015

'Make a Wish' to hold red carpet book signing event for young author

By Michele DeLuca Niagara Gazette

“I live my life the way you jump into a pool. For a while you sit and think about it, but all that really matters is the micro-second you have of bravery to convince yourself to actually do it. Once that feeling hits you, it’s not until you’re mid-air that you realize what you just did...

The West Seneca Bee

April 23, 2015

Girl writes book to celebrate story of survival, love

By Jennifer Waters


It has been a long and trying road for Mariana Maniscalco, leading her to the publication of her first book by a West Seneca publishing company, Baby Coop.

Lauren Hall Blog

Lauren Hall Make-a-Wish Blog

When I was in a fourth grade, a limo came to my school to pick up a kindergartener. Seriously. In the middle of the day, a big black stretch pulled up to the empty bus loop. A six-year-old named Jeffrey and his siblings climbed into it and drove off.

The CW 23 WNLO

September 12, 2014

Make-a-Wish celebrates 2500th WNY recipient at radiothon

Lauren Hall

When you love something, you can’t help but gush about. 97 Rock’s Larry Norton loves the mission of Make-A-Wish so much, he devotes 28 straight hours of airtime to the cause each year. Over the last two decades, Norton’s annual radio-thon has raised more than 2.6 million dollars to help make wishes come true for Western New York children living with life-threatening conditions.

Ken-Ton Bee

June 5, 2013

Brain power Teen overcomes series of health threats

By Darlene Donohue


Looking at Mariana Maniscalco today one wouldn’t guess that she has been through seven months of turmoil that nearly took her life.

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