Blog Your Way to the North Pole

2535 votes

Make a dream come true.

Giovanni Savaglio December 04, 2010 | 05:56 AM

I met my wife 8 years ago on a Quark expedition to Antarctica. She from the UK, I from the USA, it took a journey to the South Pole to find each other on this greenest of planets, at one of it's whitest of places. It would be a dream for us to have found our love on one end of this planet, and to have it enriched with a journey together to it's other end.

On my Quark Expedition to Antarctica we encountered a hurricane, prompting an unscheduled overnight stay on Penguin Island. I had come to Antarctica seeking to follow in the footsteps of my hero Ernest Shackleton. Little did I know that I would get a taste of what Shackleton and his crew had to endure. It's one thing to imagine what it would be like to be disconnected from the rest of humanity and strive for survival. It's another to actually experience it and realize that there is only what rations are at hand and no magical means to be rescued. One can't simply wake up and find themselves safe at home. Minutes turn to hours and still you are there...isolated with no means to return to the world you knew. I came to understand Shackleton, "We had seen God in his splendor, heard the text that nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man."

The unexpected is a part of polar travel. Aside from the routine posting of weather conditions, ice flows, and animal sightings, you can expect thoughts and reflections that go beyond the usual.

I love the beauty of the pristine North Pole as much as it's history and legends of polar explorers. Be prepared to become familiar with the likes of Peary, Henson, Cook,and Amundson.

Being an enthusiastic member of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and having been a Docent at Lincoln Park Zoo, be prepared to become familiar with arctic creatures from the tiniest of lichens and algae, to arctic terns and foxes, polar bears, walruses, and even a narwhal or two.

I love to travel and all that goes with it. Be prepared to savor an occasional meal on
board, find out what's the most popular drink at the bar, and hear about friendships made enroute to the North Pole.

I'd be honored to have your vote. Thank you.


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willow creek is here for you i hope you win ive always wanted to go to the north pole but i cant so the least i can do is help others to go

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Willowcreek here!

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willowcreek here i hope you win good luck!!!!

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Report Abuse Jason Tremere February 15, 2011 | 02:16 PM

Ciao Giovanni! I voted you to 2322 votes. For anyone who is supporting from ITALY, or wants to go there, please check vote on my contest entry that promotes this beautiful country. You are allowed to vote 1 time per day until Feb.25th. Grazie!

Report Abuse Mick Bowen February 15, 2011 | 01:59 PM

Good Luck Gio.

Report Abuse Cristina Vanko February 15, 2011 | 12:57 PM

Go Gio Go! (and Go Fire!!)
--The Vanko Family

Report Abuse Sydney Coundiff February 15, 2011 | 11:47 AM

Willowcreek student here! I voted!

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio February 15, 2011 | 08:39 AM

Hello everyone, we are finally near the end of this contest. Blog Your Way To The North Pole has been a journey in itself. I've rekindled old friendships, made new ones, and discovered new means to reach people.

I recall starting this venture with an initial post on my facebook December 4th 2010, and I'll end it the same way with a final post Febuary 15th. In between so much has happened, some of it expected and planed and some new twist of envents that resulted in shaping this contest. Reflecting back I recall the Front page article about me and the Quark Competition featured in the Northwest Indiana Times Newspaper. For those whom didn't see it you can go to their web site and place Savaglio in the search and you will be taken to the article.

I can't thank the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team and in particular Jeff Crandell enough for their support through out. In a previous comment here I gave the varous links to see the feature stories they have done for me and the posting of me on their web homepage and facebook. Stay tuned, the Fire will be announcing the winner of the 2 season tickets later in the day Tuesday February 15th. If I am able to, I will as well post the winners name here.

It would be a continuation of my dream to be able to present the Fire flag, should I be able to make it to the North Pole, and present it to the Fire organization in front of their fans during a game intermission. Likewise another ceremony in front of stadium fans may occur in a pregame ceremony for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team. Thanks to them for jumping on board and supporting my effort to the North Pole. Thanks for the flag and the Tweet which can be seen at

I was honored to have been showcased by my professional association, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist. Thanks again for the plug on your facebbok and having me on your web homepage. I have listed these links in a previous comment along with that of whom continues to support me with sharing my story with their travelers.

I want to thank all the family and friends that distributed and handed out those voting cards that I had printed, with my name, voting page link and Quarks web page address on it. Those cards helped immensely in being able to get the word out to those whom were not by a computer or have access to a smart phone. They allowed people to cast their vote at a more conducive time.

Thanks to my friends and family for hosting periodic socials and get together's . They were a lot of fun. They served to bring people togetehr whom otherwise would not have known or met me. It was nice to share in a bite and a drink. In the end the folks were captivated audiences that lent themselves to easily having their votes cast for me. Thanks to all whom attended.

I'm not ashamed to say that I have fished for votes everyday at web sites such as . It's no secret that all of the current top five vote getters of this contest have at some time fished here. Not surprisingly many quit the site when some how they discovered other means of procuring votes. It's tedios time consuming work, but I do it as it does bring in a trickle of votes and it has substained me at times in keeping me in this race. I'm proud to have the distinction of being the top comment getter on that web site. It's an indication of my hard work and commitment to this contest. I'll take this time to compliment Lola Akinmade from Sweden at this time. She is one of my co-competitors. She too has worked this site with integrity and like me with a resolve committed to winning.

I hope all the work I've done along with all of your assistance paves the way to my dream coming true. I could never have done it with out your votes and support. There are to many names to mention. Needless to say thanks to everyone, from nearly every cornor of the globe.

The North Pole is one of this earths last great frontiers. It fills peoples imagination with so much wonder and amazement. Some peoples thoughts turn to polar bears and walruses, others turn to arctic explorers, eskimos and inuits. Today global warming is an issue that many feel is playing out in the North Pole. I would love to share all of these things an more along with the visual beauty of this expansive region of the world, with your readers. I would be honored to be the Official Blogger to the North Pole.


Report Abuse Lauren Block February 15, 2011 | 07:49 AM

Good Luck and Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Valarie Lopez February 15, 2011 | 05:44 AM

Fabulous story, I hope you win and get to live your dream. :) Best of luck to you.

Report Abuse Karl Varney February 15, 2011 | 04:31 AM

Pulling for you, the Fire, and the White Sox. GL

Report Abuse Blake Young February 15, 2011 | 04:15 AM

Good Luck Gio! Hope you win!!!

Report Abuse James Alden February 15, 2011 | 03:33 AM

Good Luck Giovanni. Don't forget your flags.

Report Abuse Amaro DelCapo February 15, 2011 | 03:17 AM

Good luck Giovanni! I think your blog is the best! PPEF! Viva Calabria!

Report Abuse Germain Lockwood February 15, 2011 | 01:42 AM

Hey im Gerardo's friend and he asked for my help so good luck Gio hope you get selected.

Report Abuse Eric Carter February 15, 2011 | 12:47 AM

Would be nice seeing the Sox's flag atop the world. Good Luck

Report Abuse Michaella Mitchell February 15, 2011 | 12:16 AM

Willowcreek! :) Good Luck!

Report Abuse Cathy Barajas Villanueva February 15, 2011 | 12:03 AM

Good Luck

Willowcreek School

Report Abuse Joey Crestor February 14, 2011 | 11:59 PM

Good luck Giovanni, I hope you have future adventures.

Report Abuse brandon shrider February 14, 2011 | 07:56 PM

The shrider family is pulling for you giovanni. good luck!

Report Abuse Jack Johnson February 14, 2011 | 07:48 PM

Good luck Gio!

Report Abuse Dan Lister February 14, 2011 | 07:21 PM

Good luck to you Giovanni and the White Sox this year.

Report Abuse Sarah Lister February 14, 2011 | 07:15 PM

GL Giovanni.

Report Abuse Jenny Young February 14, 2011 | 04:38 PM

Go Giovanni, Go White Sox!

Report Abuse Liz Cowell February 14, 2011 | 03:02 PM

Good morning Giovanni, sending you a vote toward your dream coming true. Good luck.

Report Abuse Sheri Stramaglia February 14, 2011 | 12:36 PM

Good luck and God Bless! Make Roseland Proud!!

Report Abuse Theresa Kessler February 14, 2011 | 10:30 AM

Good Luck!!

Report Abuse Megan Vagabond February 14, 2011 | 01:21 AM

I'm a friend of Megan Gunn's and wish you the best of luck. She said she stopped trying to get votes as it wasn't moving enough but you have a good chance as it closes in a couple days. hope this helps you!

Report Abuse Barry Rocha February 14, 2011 | 12:35 AM

Good luck Giovanni!!

Rocha Family

Report Abuse Tiara Hyche February 14, 2011 | 12:33 AM

Good luck Giovannai!


Report Abuse David Regis February 14, 2011 | 12:04 AM

Very nice story best of luck. Friend of Frank's.


Report Abuse Marlo Jarris February 13, 2011 | 09:42 PM

Hope your able to fulfill your dream. GL

Report Abuse Marella Russo February 13, 2011 | 08:26 PM

Buona Fortuna Giovanni.

Report Abuse Linda Dobson February 13, 2011 | 08:13 PM

Returned the favor of your vote. Liked your essay. Good luck.

Report Abuse Rosey Torres February 13, 2011 | 08:02 PM

Good luck and Go Fire!

Report Abuse Peter Gilbert February 13, 2011 | 07:33 PM

Who's the best?,,,,,,,,,,,,,FIRE! Good luck Giovanni.

Report Abuse Fiona Brown February 13, 2011 | 07:14 PM

Go Fire!

Report Abuse Bobbie Conigliaro February 13, 2011 | 06:39 PM

After the tenth or so Fire FB plug, I've decided to vote. Fire til I die! All in for 2011!!

Report Abuse Jackie Squires February 13, 2011 | 06:08 PM

Hope to find the Fire at the top to the standings and Giovanni and the Fire flag atop the world. Good luck!

Report Abuse Daniel Woods February 13, 2011 | 05:57 PM

Go Chicago Fire! Go Giovanni!

Report Abuse Christine Barry February 13, 2011 | 05:06 PM

Go Chicago Fire!

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Report Abuse aylin azul montoya shombor February 13, 2011 | 01:09 AM

Ya vas ganando!!
I´m the little girl of Agustin & Zulma.
Good luck uncle Gio!!! from Monterrey Mexico!!

Report Abuse Sergio Barone February 12, 2011 | 09:22 PM

Buona Fortuna Giovanni!

Report Abuse Lordis Castro February 12, 2011 | 09:02 PM

Would love to catch your blogs from up North. Best of luck to you.

Report Abuse Julia cargyll February 12, 2011 | 08:35 PM

Voted for you. Good luck.

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch February 12, 2011 | 05:19 PM

It is so great to see you moving up! Go White Sox :) I'm going to have to challenge my students to reach 100 votes and maybe you'll take our school flag up there too!

Report Abuse Ashley Gellar February 12, 2011 | 05:11 PM

Heyy its Ashley thanks 4 ur vote i returned the favor best wishes and that is a very sweet story.

Report Abuse David Janisch February 12, 2011 | 03:47 PM

you are going to need some extra luggage to carry all your flags up there gio. thanks for the kind words below. we got this!!! 3 more days!

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Report Abuse Tina Stackhouse February 12, 2011 | 07:30 AM

Best of luck to you Giovanni. Resident of NWI.

Tina Stackhouse

Report Abuse Jamie Lupanis February 12, 2011 | 06:49 AM

Proud to be vote 2000, good luck Gio, I hope you get to fly the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire flags in the North Pole!

Report Abuse Joanna Buniak February 12, 2011 | 04:13 AM

Let's make it happen!

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Report Abuse Fernando Solari February 12, 2011 | 01:38 AM

Best of Luck giovanni, I really liked your story from among the other contestants. Go white sox.

Report Abuse tyrone casamonte February 12, 2011 | 01:30 AM

GREAT STORY! Go fire, we are really pulling for you Giovanni

Report Abuse Doltan Morris February 11, 2011 | 11:22 PM

I hope you win. Good luck.

Report Abuse Milagros Rodriguez February 11, 2011 | 09:43 PM

Desde Monterrey con mucho cariño por mis amigos Zul y Agus..échale ganas!!!

Report Abuse Nora Savaglio February 11, 2011 | 08:56 PM

good luck John hope u have plenty of long underware cause we are hoping you win the trip GO FIRE!!!

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio February 11, 2011 | 08:38 PM

I am happy to say that the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Team like the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team has taken to supporting my bid to the North Pole. Sign onto Twitter and the Chicago White Sox to recieve their Twitt encouraging fans to vote for me. Unfortuantely due to MLB regulations they can not post on my behalf on Facebook.
Likewise they have given me their flag to fly along side the Fires atop the North Pole.
Thank you to the Chicago White Sox and to all my friends and family for your votes and support.

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Report Abuse Selena Sanchez February 11, 2011 | 04:33 AM

Good luck! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Vanessa Galbreath February 11, 2011 | 02:54 AM

Willowcreek here[= Hope you make it!

Report Abuse Carl Sergeros February 11, 2011 | 01:02 AM

Good luck Giovanni, I voted for you.

Report Abuse Tony Giannetta February 11, 2011 | 12:45 AM

Voted! Good Luck!!!

Report Abuse Irma Hinojosa February 10, 2011 | 11:22 PM

suerte!!!! enviada desde Monterrey

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Report Abuse mariana de gortari February 10, 2011 | 10:51 PM

bieeen por tratar de alcanzar tus sueños, eso es algo que no todos siquiera intentan!!
felicidades por eso y por tener amigos maravillosos como Zul!!
saludos desde Monterrey!!

Report Abuse austin bigham February 10, 2011 | 10:42 PM

willowcreek is still voting!!! good luck!

Report Abuse zack alpers February 10, 2011 | 10:39 PM

willowcreek has voted hope u go all the way!!!!

Report Abuse Paige Henson February 10, 2011 | 10:16 PM

We all hope you make it!(:


Report Abuse Iván Alejandro Núñez February 10, 2011 | 10:15 PM

Ganaras porque te apoya el club de los Zhombors, desde la Patagonia, Argentina, hasta Saskatchewan, Canada, pasando por Monterrey (tierra santa) y Mariachiland....Venga padre, todo el quesoooooooooooooo!

Report Abuse Katie Yates February 10, 2011 | 09:36 PM

Willowcreek here (still) when u go 2 the North Pole, make sure u meet santa and all his little elves :)

Report Abuse Rachel Dorrance February 10, 2011 | 09:25 PM

Rachel from Willowcreek voting! I hope you make it!

Report Abuse Katie Yates February 10, 2011 | 09:20 PM

Willowcreek here I know you'll make it! WOOOOOO!Go Giovanni GO!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Report Abuse katie reeves February 10, 2011 | 08:55 PM

willowcreek voting for you!!!

Report Abuse Juan Figueroa February 10, 2011 | 08:33 PM

Good luck with the contest!!! rooting for you from Monterrey Mexico!!!

Report Abuse Jason Constandars February 10, 2011 | 06:07 PM

Marissela sent me, good luck

Report Abuse Nancy Giannetta February 10, 2011 | 05:48 PM

I voted again. Good luck, although I think it's cold enough in NWI.

Report Abuse Freddy C February 10, 2011 | 05:05 PM

go fire

Report Abuse Lon Salomon February 10, 2011 | 04:28 PM

Marissela sent me, good luck!

Report Abuse Terri Cook February 10, 2011 | 04:15 PM

Willowcreek supporting you

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Report Abuse Larry Harvey February 10, 2011 | 12:20 PM

go fire!!!!!!!

Report Abuse Chenoa Cole February 10, 2011 | 04:15 AM

Willowcreeeeeek(: hahaha

Report Abuse Lukasz Rajski February 10, 2011 | 04:04 AM

go fire

Report Abuse Casey Adams February 10, 2011 | 03:57 AM

Willowcreek here to help

Report Abuse Paige Henson February 10, 2011 | 03:56 AM

Willowcreek supports you!!

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio February 10, 2011 | 03:51 AM

I would be honored to call friends, all of you from Willowcreek Ballet that have voted for me and shown me much support. Thank you Marissela and students. Long after this contest is over...I will hold the memory of being helped by a fine group of children like yourselves. Your acts of kindness are a perfect example that although the present may be fought with much hardship, our future is bright because of all of you.
It's one thing to recieve help when are all something special because this help I've recieved was started by you.
God bless you all, and thank you for your votes and continued support.

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Report Abuse Demarcus Johnson February 10, 2011 | 03:11 AM

Willowcreek i hope you make it im praying for you good luck

Report Abuse Delaney Barcelli February 10, 2011 | 02:57 AM

Willowcreek here! Hope you make it to the North Pole!(:

Report Abuse Julia Catania February 10, 2011 | 02:23 AM

You definitely deserve to win! I'm going to keep spreading the word!! :)

Report Abuse morelia hernandez February 10, 2011 | 02:22 AM

jst voted n hope u make it to ur gaol ...willowcreek here and thnxs 4 helpin us with the pepsi anyways :)

Report Abuse Steve Sanders February 10, 2011 | 01:33 AM

Good luck and Go FIRE!

Report Abuse Katiana Tatusko February 10, 2011 | 01:08 AM

willowcreek here for you! hope it works out!

Report Abuse Antonietta Ruffolo February 10, 2011 | 12:44 AM

Hope u win John..I will watch Bella for U :)


Antonietta Ruffolo :) GO Fire!!

Report Abuse Mindy Logan February 10, 2011 | 12:44 AM

Good Luck!

Report Abuse Miles Tidal February 10, 2011 | 12:30 AM

Good luck! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Tomasz Duda February 10, 2011 | 12:26 AM

Good Luck! See you at the Fire games to support chicago's favorite club! this is our year

Report Abuse Sherman Douglas February 10, 2011 | 12:25 AM

Hang in there, you can do it!

Report Abuse Jake Crawford February 10, 2011 | 12:25 AM

Lets melt the North Pole!

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Report Abuse Kyle Downs February 10, 2011 | 12:19 AM

awesome story man! I wish the best of luck to you, I don't know how you wouldn't deserve to go. Hopefully I'll be seeing you in section 8 with the Chicago Fire some time soon!

good luck, and go fire!

Report Abuse Merrie Griffin February 10, 2011 | 12:03 AM

How refreshing to read of one's passionate pursuit of life as an experience! How reassuring that love meant to be can find thee, almost assuredly when least expected. Great story! Does not seem possible you would not win. Bon Chance G!

Report Abuse Silvio Carlucci February 09, 2011 | 11:47 PM

Buona Fortuna Giovanni

Report Abuse Eric Hall February 09, 2011 | 11:31 PM

Hi Giovanni, I heard the cry. Hope my vote helps. Good luck.

Report Abuse Dean De Fazio February 09, 2011 | 11:23 PM

Hi Giovanni l'm Aurora's son hope my vote gets you into the top 5. Good luck

Report Abuse Andrea Reyes February 09, 2011 | 11:06 PM

Good luck

Report Abuse Dominique Peltier February 09, 2011 | 10:45 PM

Willowcreek here voting for you!

Report Abuse Kylie Horn February 09, 2011 | 09:28 PM

Willowcreek here voting for you. good luck!

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Report Abuse Gigi Nowlan February 09, 2011 | 08:28 PM

Voted for you!!! thanks for voting for me.. good luck!!
Gigi and james

Report Abuse Sherri Peterson February 09, 2011 | 04:12 PM

Good luck. I voted for you.... Sherri Peterson.

Report Abuse iszak morgan February 09, 2011 | 01:58 PM

willowcreek voted for you

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willowcreek voted for you

Report Abuse kevin latour February 09, 2011 | 01:54 PM

Willowcreek support

Report Abuse Ian Wood February 09, 2011 | 01:52 PM

I voted -

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Report Abuse ronald newton February 09, 2011 | 01:51 PM

willow creek here

Report Abuse Brittnee Watkins February 09, 2011 | 01:49 PM

from willowcreek!!!

Report Abuse erika hubbard February 09, 2011 | 01:49 PM

Willowcreek Voted!(:

Report Abuse Kofy Sanchez February 09, 2011 | 01:49 PM

willowcreek voted

Report Abuse Carlos Mendoza February 09, 2011 | 01:49 PM

Willowcreek is helping you get to the top 5 again!

Report Abuse megan haddox February 09, 2011 | 01:49 PM

willowcreek here

Report Abuse Pete LaMamounas February 09, 2011 | 01:48 PM

willowcreek here

Report Abuse Rae Nelson February 09, 2011 | 01:48 PM

willowcreek is voting for u!

Report Abuse Karleen Price February 09, 2011 | 05:05 AM

Giovanni, you seem like a stellar human who deserves to win this competition! Good luck to you, I'd vote twice if I could!

Report Abuse David Nietzold February 09, 2011 | 04:45 AM

Cheers Giovanni, hope you win!


Report Abuse Thomas Tang February 09, 2011 | 04:42 AM

Good luck Giovanni, I dig the story.


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Report Abuse Ashley McGrath February 09, 2011 | 12:56 AM

Willowcreek voting(:

Report Abuse Tyrone Jackson February 09, 2011 | 12:25 AM

Good luck. Be great if you win.

Report Abuse Ayrton Patricio Montoya February 08, 2011 | 10:54 PM

Buena suerte,te apoyamós desde Monterrey,México..

Report Abuse nicolas walsh February 08, 2011 | 10:45 PM

good luck

Report Abuse Andre Montoya Shombor February 08, 2011 | 10:41 PM

André Montoya Mucha suerte....Desde Monterrey,Mexico

Report Abuse Ali Sobkowski February 08, 2011 | 09:07 PM

Willowcreck Middle School is here for you Giovanni.

Report Abuse Amanda Alaniz February 08, 2011 | 05:21 PM

Marissela told me to vote for you. Hope this dream comes true for you.

Report Abuse Elizabeth Bell February 08, 2011 | 06:36 AM

Good luck Giovanni, we pray that you win!:]

Report Abuse Corrina Bell February 08, 2011 | 05:39 AM

Elizabeth and I were hoping to vote for you again but guess it is just a one time vote. We are posting this site to our facebook then hopefully that will help some.Your story is lovely, it is neat as well as my husband if from the UK and I from the USA..small world. Good luck again!

Report Abuse Tony Minetti February 08, 2011 | 04:52 AM

Good luck Giovanni Savaglio, safe travels!


Report Abuse Markos Abraham February 08, 2011 | 04:44 AM

All the best Giovanni. -Track24 Solo

Report Abuse Julie Hayes February 08, 2011 | 04:40 AM

Best of luck Giovanni, hope to be reading your blogs just as I did in the story in the NWI Times


Report Abuse Jamie Hickman February 08, 2011 | 02:06 AM

I hope my vote helps. Good Luck.

Report Abuse Sarah Castro February 08, 2011 | 01:47 AM

I like your story. I hope it continues to the north pole. GL

Report Abuse June Hooper February 07, 2011 | 11:36 PM

Best of luck Giovanni. I'd like to see you win.

Report Abuse Juan Cinta February 07, 2011 | 09:08 PM

Good luck

Report Abuse Corrina Bell February 07, 2011 | 05:59 AM

My daughter Elizabeth and I voted for you, we hope you win!! Thank you for your kind comment, my girl can be such a shy thing so that made her smile. Good luck to you!

Report Abuse kristen dye February 06, 2011 | 11:53 PM

Best of luck, Giovanni. I love you.

Report Abuse Gabe Esquivel February 06, 2011 | 11:44 PM

Good Luck Mr.Savaglio, Nina told me all about your story and it is soo inspirational for everyone to follow there dreams.

Best of Luck.

Report Abuse Frank Savaglio February 06, 2011 | 11:26 PM

If you work as hard as me, through the big storm like i did, you'll have no problem going to the North Pole, bro! That's why I'm Franco V for Victory! I'm sending you a V for Victory! Good luck, man!
Frank Savaglio, your big brother.

Report Abuse David Hurwich February 06, 2011 | 10:35 PM

You've got my vote :)

Report Abuse Sorie Sanford February 06, 2011 | 08:59 PM

Hope your story turns another page to the North Pole. Good luck.

Report Abuse Megan Real February 06, 2011 | 08:47 PM

Hey I've Never Met You Before But Your Story Is Very Inspirational. By The Way, I'm Dating Your Nephew :)
I Hope You Make It To The North Pole!!

Report Abuse Nancy Ryan February 06, 2011 | 08:30 PM

I like your essay and your story. Make sure your batteries are charged before you go. :)

Report Abuse Ruth Finestein February 06, 2011 | 08:15 PM

Good luck. I hope you win.

Report Abuse Rosalia Muncino February 06, 2011 | 07:32 PM

Good luck

Report Abuse Alfredo Muncino February 06, 2011 | 07:17 PM

Got my vote and I'll get my wife to vote. Good luck.

Report Abuse Eric Middleton February 06, 2011 | 06:50 PM

Win your SuperBowel Yes...But Go STEELERS!

Report Abuse Dennis Laflour February 06, 2011 | 06:21 PM

I hope you win your Super Bowel of Travel. Go Packers!

Report Abuse morelia hernandez February 06, 2011 | 04:45 PM

just voted gonna keep voting till the end ok :) good luck

Report Abuse Rebecca Galante February 06, 2011 | 04:34 PM

You've got my vote! Hope you get to take that journey...

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch February 06, 2011 | 02:47 PM

Good morning and good luck :)

Report Abuse Wendy Collard February 06, 2011 | 08:24 AM

Best of luck to you xxx ;-)

Report Abuse sharlene battaglia February 06, 2011 | 02:00 AM

good luck!

Report Abuse Sophia Taylor February 05, 2011 | 10:32 PM

Good luck Giovanni.

Report Abuse Bruno Maldinado February 05, 2011 | 08:53 PM

I want to see the Italian flag flying proudly up North! Good Luck!

Report Abuse Isreal Jacob February 05, 2011 | 07:49 PM

Voted. Good luck to you.

Report Abuse Aldo Basile February 05, 2011 | 06:44 PM

Buona Fortuna.

Report Abuse gina ricchio February 05, 2011 | 06:38 PM

Ciao Giovanni,

My family and I voted for you from Belluno (ITALY). Just remember if you win to bring me a magnet from the north Pole for my fridge because I'm sure I will never be able to go there.....I'm too cold......and I see the Dolomites everyday from my window !!!!!
Baci ed abbracci a te, Kary e piccolo Jovi
Gina Ricchio & family

Report Abuse Winston Manson February 05, 2011 | 05:28 PM

Hi Giovanni, my wife and I voted for you.

Report Abuse Dominick Carone February 05, 2011 | 04:51 PM

Good luck Giovanni. Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Ivan Hubitawicz February 05, 2011 | 04:44 PM

Good luck to you!

Report Abuse Michael Mason February 05, 2011 | 03:03 PM

Thanks for sharing your story. I voted for you.

Report Abuse Kendra Mason February 05, 2011 | 02:55 PM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Christina Ruth February 05, 2011 | 10:05 AM

Friend of Donna C. who voted for and is wishing you good luck to win. Would love to read your daily blog from this trip if you win. :)

Report Abuse Eric Galante February 04, 2011 | 11:55 PM

Good Luck!

Report Abuse Jeannette Scholz February 04, 2011 | 10:32 PM

I am Roseannas Mothers cousin. I voted for you and hope this dream comes true. Good Luck!

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch February 04, 2011 | 10:29 PM


Report Abuse Carol Plahm February 04, 2011 | 05:05 AM

I am Roseanna'a Mom's cousin. I voted for you. Good Luck!

Report Abuse Howard Kingston February 03, 2011 | 11:31 PM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Ngozi Nweze February 03, 2011 | 09:59 PM

Good luck G!! Hope u make it :)

Report Abuse Brenda Vanick February 03, 2011 | 09:46 PM

Good Luck..hope you win! B. Vanick

Report Abuse joe pacana February 03, 2011 | 09:19 PM

good luck, juva!

Report Abuse Lou Pescari February 03, 2011 | 07:51 PM

I hope your dream comes true. Good luck.

Report Abuse Carlos Roimiser February 03, 2011 | 07:37 PM

good luck go chicago fire

Report Abuse Stella Marconi February 03, 2011 | 07:20 PM

Buona Fortuna Giovanni.

Report Abuse Sherri Collins February 03, 2011 | 04:41 PM

Good going Giovanni.

Report Abuse Rita Duckworth February 03, 2011 | 03:04 PM

Good luck Giovanni

Report Abuse Donald Sandel February 03, 2011 | 01:38 PM

Good luck, Gio! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch February 03, 2011 | 12:55 PM

Checking in with my daily vote! I'll get in touch soon, thanks for your support.

Report Abuse Lori Lowery February 03, 2011 | 03:50 AM

Good luck

Report Abuse Mike Lowery February 03, 2011 | 03:47 AM

Good luck

Report Abuse Jerry Ruffino February 03, 2011 | 02:04 AM

Good luck Giovanni. I wish you the best buddy!

Report Abuse George Lewin February 02, 2011 | 11:58 PM

Best of luck Giovanni, I really enjoyed your story in the Times.


Report Abuse Jorge Dominguez February 02, 2011 | 07:42 PM

good luck giovanni savaglio, all the best!

Jorge Dominguez

Report Abuse Cassidy Fail February 02, 2011 | 05:44 PM

Go Gio! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Daniel Woods February 02, 2011 | 05:32 PM

Go Giovanni and Chicago Fire! I hope they send you up there to get it done. Great story. Best of luck from my family here in Crown Point, IN!

Report Abuse David Wilson February 02, 2011 | 05:08 PM

Tradition, Honor, Passion! Making the Fire faithful proud!

Report Abuse Tom Gallagher February 02, 2011 | 04:56 PM

Good luck to you on your journey!


Report Abuse Jerry Thigpen February 02, 2011 | 04:49 PM

Best of luck Giovanni, love your story!


Report Abuse Lisa Morrow February 02, 2011 | 04:07 PM

Best of luck to you from the Fire fans here!

Report Abuse Eric Fisher February 02, 2011 | 03:55 PM

This Chicago Fire fan just voted! Good luck to you!

Report Abuse Megan O'Riley February 02, 2011 | 04:50 AM

Giovanni, amazing story hope your dream comes true!


Report Abuse Jimmy Catullo February 02, 2011 | 04:24 AM

Best of luck Giovanni, great story!

Report Abuse Richard Lynch February 01, 2011 | 10:15 PM

Good luck on this endeavor.

Report Abuse Jackie Pasquale February 01, 2011 | 09:56 PM

Good luck Giovanni Savaglio!

-Pasquale Family

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch February 01, 2011 | 07:49 PM

Voting for you, working on getting you into the top 3!

Report Abuse Robin Rosalba February 01, 2011 | 07:08 PM

Giovanni,So very proud of you. I wish you the best.

Report Abuse Elsa Bertucci February 01, 2011 | 07:04 PM

Good luck Giovanni.

Report Abuse Paul Bunyan February 01, 2011 | 05:41 PM

Thanks gio, means a lot. still workin to get you those votes, were almost there!

Report Abuse morelia hernandez February 01, 2011 | 04:28 PM

just voted willowcreek will still keep voting good luck!!!!!

Report Abuse tyler haburjak February 01, 2011 | 02:49 PM

Willowcreek voting for you

Report Abuse chris stankus February 01, 2011 | 02:49 PM

willowcreekvoting for you

Report Abuse Kathleen Donnelly February 01, 2011 | 02:36 PM

Good luck. Your name and adventure came up at our Maine meeting.

Report Abuse Betty Brightman February 01, 2011 | 01:45 PM

Good luck Gio!

Report Abuse kathleen kocher February 01, 2011 | 08:12 AM

Good Luck!!!

Report Abuse Tammie Lacross February 01, 2011 | 01:38 AM

Enjoyed your story. Best of luck in fulfilling that dream.

Report Abuse Winafred Jones February 01, 2011 | 01:07 AM

Good luck. I hope you win.

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 31, 2011 | 11:42 PM

Willowcreek here for you. Looks like we're ending at 66 out of 1129, which is a huge accomplishment for our first go around. We got higher than those who are on their 3rd go around! I'll try again in April or May. I'll send a reminder. Just because our contest is done doesn't mean we'll stop voting for you, we're actually just beginning...Thanks again for your support-Ballet Folklorico of Portage. Txt free message 105332 to #73774 until midnight tonight!

Report Abuse Richard Lynch January 31, 2011 | 11:37 PM

Rich Lynch here, wife said to vote for you, so I am...Good luck on your journey!

Report Abuse Jonathan Pasquale January 31, 2011 | 11:27 PM

Best of luck to you Giovanni you are my ambassador of quan man!


Report Abuse Juan Flores January 31, 2011 | 10:46 PM

Buena suerte y exito.

Report Abuse Emily Shearin January 31, 2011 | 10:25 PM

Emily from getonlinevites i voted for you thanks keep voting for me too and goodluck

Report Abuse Edison Richardson January 31, 2011 | 07:23 PM

Your making Nurse Anesthetist proud. Good luck!

Report Abuse Nancy Henderson January 31, 2011 | 07:09 PM

Great job Gio...Keep it up!

Report Abuse Hazel Buttefield January 31, 2011 | 05:37 PM

Hope your dream comes true. Good Luck!

Report Abuse Valerie Ebeling Fox January 31, 2011 | 12:30 PM

Good luck to you,hope your dream is fulfilled
Val Fox
Umberto Cerullo's friend

Report Abuse Howard Kingston January 31, 2011 | 04:28 AM

Voted - good luck :)

Report Abuse morelia hernandez January 31, 2011 | 02:21 AM

just voted 4 u n help us 2 by texting 105332 (as the message) to 73774 (pepsi)
thank u and please help us 1!!! gud luck!!!

Report Abuse Dan Heenan January 31, 2011 | 01:32 AM

Wow, Gio! Exciting! From challenges in the OR, to challenges in Antarctica. Got my vote.

Report Abuse Stan Fullkowski January 30, 2011 | 09:30 PM

You Rock! Thanks for the round...Glad to help you get North!
Come back again.

Report Abuse Larry Finestone January 30, 2011 | 09:20 PM

Cheers! Good luck to you.

Report Abuse Daniel William January 30, 2011 | 09:07 PM

Thanks for the beer buddy. Good luck to you.

Report Abuse Betrice Washington January 30, 2011 | 08:41 PM

Read about you in the paper. I hope your dream comes true. Good luck.

Report Abuse Sherri Dobson January 30, 2011 | 07:26 PM

Hi Gio, Thanks for the card. I hope you win. It would be a lovely addition to your thus far amazing story.

Report Abuse Frank Ricchio Jr. January 30, 2011 | 06:44 PM

Hey Johnnie, Would be cool to see you at the North Pole. GO Chicago Fire! Let's see two of the finest on top of the world!

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 30, 2011 | 02:55 PM

Willowcreek leaving a vote this Sunday morning!

Report Abuse bernie sullivan January 30, 2011 | 11:06 AM

Make it happen Giovanni!

Report Abuse Lara Ward January 30, 2011 | 11:01 AM

I want to see you win this!

Report Abuse Lisa Dempster January 30, 2011 | 10:52 AM

Good luck, hope you win :)

Report Abuse David Martinez January 29, 2011 | 11:55 PM

Thank you for suporting us. Willowcreek Middle School dancers thank you. Help our group by texting text 105332 to 73774. We need more voters!!!

Report Abuse jerry wallace January 29, 2011 | 10:08 PM

Gio, I just want to wish you luck, hope my vote will help.

Report Abuse morelia hernandez January 29, 2011 | 09:02 PM

just voted 4 u willowcreek here so please help us out to and text 105332 to73774 (pepsi) please n thnxs

Report Abuse James Wolf January 29, 2011 | 08:39 PM

Holy cow! I think it's fantastic what your doing! Good Luck!

Report Abuse Gina Calabria January 29, 2011 | 07:27 PM

John or should I say Giovanni, it's been too long. Nice to touch base with each other. It's been way too long. Congrats on your new family and good luck with getting to the North Pole.Keep me posted.

Report Abuse Josh Lawrance January 29, 2011 | 06:55 PM

Hope you win this. Good luck. Finally got around to voting. My dog loves your dog. Let's get them together more often.

Report Abuse Terrance Wells January 29, 2011 | 06:30 PM

Hey Gio, happy to be your 1300 vote.

Report Abuse UMBERTO CERULLO January 29, 2011 | 06:15 PM


Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 29, 2011 | 05:53 PM

Ballet Folklorico of Portage will be with you to the end. It would be great to have someone from Indiana win and make us proud. Please support us in our quest to win $50K from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Place a free text to 73774, with the message 105332. Read more about us at, search Willowcreek. Thanks!

Report Abuse Megan Gunn January 29, 2011 | 05:05 PM

Best of luck Giovanni! I'm happy to support you as well with my friends and hope we can both make it as Quark travelers. I got a late start to this, and appreciate any help you can provide me as well. Thanks!

Report Abuse Andrea Weaver January 29, 2011 | 03:30 PM

Good luck to you and one way or another, i hope you make it to the top of the world to kiss the love of your life at the other end of this magical world. CRNA's unite!

Report Abuse Kerrie Savaglio January 29, 2011 | 01:02 PM

Gio - you have worked so hard for this and I know you'd be just fabulous as the Official Blogger for Quark - great words, photographs and a wonderful personality to match! In addition - what a beautiful way to celebrate our meeting on that amazing Quark voyage to Antarctica. It changed our lives forever! A trip to the top of the world with Quark would sure be a dream come true - thank you so much for striving to achieve this once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Of course, you will always be my hero, come what may!!!

I love you!

Kerrie (and a big kiss from Jovi!)

Many thanks to everyone who has voted for Gio - family and friends, old and new, near and far - your support and good wishes have warmed our hearts and are so much appreciated! THANK YOU!!!

Report Abuse Frank Savaglio January 29, 2011 | 10:36 AM

I neglected to mention on my previous post the votes and support given me by the Willowcreek Middle School Ballet Folklorico. They are from Portage Inidana and are themselves in a contest that ends January 31st. You can vote for them at their site
or text 105332 to pepsi (73774). standard text messaging rates apply. Marissela the instructor and the kids are wonderful. I wish them all the best of luck in their contest and beyond.

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio January 29, 2011 | 05:31 AM

Thank you everyone for your votes and support. It's been a long process and it's nice to see things fall in place. Like a snow ball rolling along down hill, I feel us growing in size and momentum. I greatly appreciate all the votes and support. Please continue to share and spread the news of my quest to the North Pole.
I've gotten help along the way from so many and from a multitude of sources. Allow me to post a few so that we can come together much like strangers at a dinner table, introducing each other, so that by meals end we depart as friends, with the common denominator being you've all helped me try to reach the North Pole.
Thank you to the Northwest Indiana Times for feeling I warranted front page coverage. It's nice to know one doesn't have to be a serial killer to occupy that part of the paper. Although, having the KFC killer article placed above my photograph did cause those that know me to do a double take : ) . You can find that article at write Savaglio in the search box of the site and you will be taken to the story.
Thank you to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist. I'm proud to say that as a profession we take 46,000 patients on safe round trips to dream land daily. I Hope everyone had a wonderful Nurse Anesthetist Week. You can find me on their home page for which there is a link introducing me and the contest.
Thank you to the Chicago Fire Major Leauge Soccer franchise. I'm happy you decided to pick up the ball and help me to score in this competition. Thanks for allowing me to grace your pages at . One particular page of note .
Thank you to for posting me on your Facebook. You started me on this quest for the Poles 9 years ago and I thank you.
Deep thanks to all my friends and family for their votes and support. I would love to list you all but unfortuantely not everyone left a comment. Thus, I'll leave you all to read and scroll down the comment board.
I will take a moment to spot light a few that stand out.
JoAnne Strickland: whom keeps me grounded while still in the air, allowing me to vent all the emotions with which this contest brings.
The Vanko family: I'm fortunate to have such supportive neighbors. I'm a winner already in that I get to keep you as friends and neighbors long after this contest is done.
Dr. Patrice Thibideau: It warms and comforts me to think our love and friendship has endured the two enemys of any relationship, distance and time apart. Life blessed me when we met. Although seperated by distance and time zones, I enjoy knowing their is a kindred spirit out there in you.
The Cerullo family: Thanks for keeping me excited and up when the pitfalls of this contest bring me down.
Gerrado Villa: When I see and talk with you, I see so much of myself 20+ years ago. For you to think highly of me, makes me think I've done something right with my life. Thank you for taking an interest in me and this contest. I know that you can match what ever you see in me. You have my respect and friendship.
David Janisch: Life rarely goes in a straight line. Years ago, we were like father and son. I loved those days, and was sad to have them end. I am so glad that this contest somehow has brought us full circle together father and son. Regardless of bloodline, you will always be family.
Last but not least, thank you to my Wife Kerrie and son Jovi. I've recetnly taken to telling people I've got 3 jobs, Ideal Anestheisia, the Blog Your Way TO The North Pole Contest, and my family (Kerrie and Jovi). Unfortuantely I fear the later is suffering from my lack of attention. It pains me to hear jovi state "sit papa sit" as he tries to have me join in watching his Thomas the train dvd together. I count the days til this contest is over, when ever occasions arise that I fail to give my family the love and attention, due to the commitment required to do well in this contest. Thank you both for tolerating my seperation of self and emotion at times. Know that I do this for all of us. I want you to know, how I so want to share this expediton with you Kerrie, and how I so want to be able to leave a leagacy for you Jovi, of how one can achive anything when they put their entire body and spirit to the task. Win or lose, I hope to make you proud of how I've competed. I love you Kerrie and Jovi.

Thank you all, named and unnamed. Please continue to run with me as we approach this finish line. Stumble we may at times, but lets carry each other if we must. It's been a joy to have you all with me thus far on the course. Let's finish strong, shall we.

Giovanni Savaglio

Report Abuse Tony McMannis January 29, 2011 | 01:49 AM

Good luck, man.

Report Abuse Scott Oberg January 28, 2011 | 11:56 PM

Gina & Kevin McMahon said to vote for I did.
Good luck.

Report Abuse Helen Tower January 28, 2011 | 11:46 PM

Thanks for shoveling my snow, I'll try getting you some votes. God bless you.

Report Abuse Carlos Sanchez January 28, 2011 | 11:41 PM

HI Giovanni, my sister Marinella asked that I vote for you. You have good friends, so you can't be too bad. Got my vote and good luck!

Report Abuse Vincent Jackson January 28, 2011 | 11:36 PM

GOOD LUCK GIO. YOu are my ambassador to the North Pole. TO the best CRNA!

1 Love,
Vincent Jackson

Report Abuse Marinella Garcia January 28, 2011 | 11:33 PM

Good luck Gio! My family is pulling for you!

Report Abuse Rodger Foxworth January 28, 2011 | 11:22 PM

You owe me a beer!

Report Abuse Rose Bertinardi January 28, 2011 | 11:12 PM

Giovanni with all your hard work getting the support of the FIRE, AANA, Newspapers,your work sites, man you deserve to win. You've got my vote

Report Abuse Fritz Shultz January 28, 2011 | 10:35 PM

Would love reading your bloggs from the North Pole. Best of luck Gio.

Report Abuse K.P. Patel January 28, 2011 | 10:04 PM

Good luck Giovanni.

Report Abuse Alexis prickett January 28, 2011 | 09:18 PM

Giovanni, thank you for suporting us. We, Willowcreek Middle School dancers thanks you. Help our group free text 105332 to 73774. WE NEED VOTES!!!!!!

Report Abuse Jamie Lee Ortiz January 28, 2011 | 09:15 PM

Willowcreek here.. Place free text to:73774 with message: 105332 Help us win $50,000!!!!

Report Abuse morelia hernandez January 28, 2011 | 09:13 PM

ballet folklorico voting 4 u

Report Abuse Alexis prickett January 28, 2011 | 09:12 PM

willowcreek dancers voting for you

Report Abuse Anacelia Martinez January 28, 2011 | 09:07 PM

willowcreek dancers supporting u!!!!

Report Abuse Maria De la Torre January 28, 2011 | 05:31 PM

Good luck Giovanni!!!! Dont forget to come back!!!

Report Abuse Vittorio Caterino January 28, 2011 | 05:15 PM

FamilyMed Centers on Cermak Rd in Cicero IL gives you full support Giovanni. Best of luck. Go Chicago Fire.

Report Abuse Amal Sawaed January 28, 2011 | 04:19 PM

Best luck to you!

Report Abuse Najwan Othman January 28, 2011 | 06:29 AM

Good Luck Giovanni Savaglio!!

Report Abuse Ronza Othman January 28, 2011 | 05:13 AM

I'm a friend of a friend and an SXU alum. Good luck!

Report Abuse Jonathan Maple January 28, 2011 | 04:43 AM

Giovanni best of luck to the best damn CRNA I know!

Report Abuse James Sysko January 28, 2011 | 04:37 AM

Patrice encouraged me to vote. I hope you had better luck than Shackelton did getting to the Pole!!

Report Abuse Lara Ward January 28, 2011 | 04:10 AM

See your dreams through!

Report Abuse Joe Gillium January 28, 2011 | 02:07 AM

I voted for you Gio!

Report Abuse Gary Marshall January 28, 2011 | 01:58 AM

Best of luck Giovanni!

Report Abuse Joe Munson January 28, 2011 | 12:23 AM

Good luck Giovanni, you are my idol win or lose! Thanks for sharing your story!

Mr. Joseph Munson

Report Abuse Beata Bogdan January 27, 2011 | 09:46 PM

Good Luck :)

Report Abuse Pam Chadwick January 27, 2011 | 08:55 PM

Best Wishes in the vote. Just another proof CRNAs' are dedicated and like adventure.Pam from NH

Report Abuse richard sharif January 27, 2011 | 08:52 PM

dear Giovanni:i found out about the vote from dr.tania please let me know if you need any thing,thanks richard sharif

Report Abuse lama sharif January 27, 2011 | 08:34 PM

hope u win

Report Abuse Keke Bbt January 27, 2011 | 07:22 PM

kita18 bbt form online votes dot com voted for you and i really like your story...

Report Abuse Kevin Bednarek January 27, 2011 | 05:11 PM

Good Luck G, everyone here at your State Farm Agent's office hopes you win !!!!!

Report Abuse Eftuu Suleyman January 27, 2011 | 05:20 AM

Good luck Gio!!

Report Abuse Beata Sotis January 27, 2011 | 12:28 AM

hope you get to go!!!! ;) Beata

Report Abuse Jerry Hillis January 26, 2011 | 11:33 PM

good luck G!

Report Abuse Keith Amundson January 26, 2011 | 11:16 PM

Best of luck. Maybe you will find the plane of the explorer Roald Amundsen who died trying to find the Italian explorer Umberto Nobile, who had already been rescued, unfortunately Amundsen did't know it.

Keith Amundson

Report Abuse Sammie Holmes January 26, 2011 | 08:35 PM

good luck.

Report Abuse Berry Richardson January 26, 2011 | 08:11 PM

Friend of ours (Ken) asked me to vote for you. Reading your essay, I hope you win.

Report Abuse Willis Ford January 26, 2011 | 04:00 PM

Good luck.

Report Abuse baroukh levi January 26, 2011 | 03:59 AM

best whishes baroukh levi

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 26, 2011 | 01:20 AM

I was going to vote, but apparently I did first thing this morning. I will definitely be getting you more votes...:)
Text the FREE message 105332 to 73774 to help our middle school dancers win a $50K grant from Pepsi. Giovanni has been amazing supportive. Will you?

Report Abuse doris walsh January 25, 2011 | 11:27 PM

RJ will be voting for you too

Report Abuse Patrice Thibodeau January 25, 2011 | 11:00 PM

Hey its me again! Voting for you from MMC. Have sent out emials to friends to get on board and vote. Hopefully this will help you to get to the top 5.

Report Abuse Terrence Howard January 25, 2011 | 10:27 PM

Good luck Giovanni!

Report Abuse Sandra Vaisnoras January 25, 2011 | 10:10 PM

Sounds perfect!

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Report Abuse April Simpson January 25, 2011 | 08:19 PM

Good luck Gio.

Report Abuse Jesie Clark January 25, 2011 | 07:39 PM

I voted. Good Luck.

Report Abuse Alice Parker January 25, 2011 | 07:19 PM

Liked your story in the Times. Saw you on the local NBC news. Good luck.

Report Abuse Salvidor Garcia January 25, 2011 | 07:00 PM

Giovanni, I voted for you. Good Luck!

Report Abuse Patricia O'Brien January 25, 2011 | 06:49 PM

Hey Gio..........Good Luck.go Fire.......Pat O

Report Abuse Mark Cantrell January 25, 2011 | 06:27 PM

Good Luck. I voted.

Report Abuse Carol Pullozi January 25, 2011 | 05:48 PM

Happy Nurse Anesthetist Week! Good Luck!

Report Abuse Brandy Cantrell January 25, 2011 | 05:44 PM

Good Luck. I hope you win!

Report Abuse Terry Kelly January 25, 2011 | 02:07 PM

Gio, you've got my vote and my families. Best of luck to you!

Report Abuse Wanda Mamich January 25, 2011 | 01:55 PM

Good Luck!!! From your paper girl in MUNSTER INDIANA:))))

Report Abuse Evelyn Mulcahy January 25, 2011 | 10:42 AM

Great story, best of luck!

Report Abuse Jesse Ortiz VI January 25, 2011 | 04:31 AM

Giovanni, best of luck to you my compadre from Munster Indiana.

Jesse Ortiz VI

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 25, 2011 | 04:15 AM

I love rereading your story every time I come to vote. Thanks for supporting us in our endeavor to win the Pepsi Refresh challenge. If not this time for us, next time. We will keep voting for you.

Report Abuse Erica Pope January 25, 2011 | 03:48 AM

Best of luck, I know you can do it!!!

Thanx--Erica P

Report Abuse Jermaine Allensworth January 25, 2011 | 01:28 AM

Go Giovanni Go! This is an inspiration to us in Gary, IN. Thanks.


Report Abuse Rev. Mark Krylowicz January 24, 2011 | 11:23 PM

Blessing to you Giovanni from your home parish of St Anthony.

Report Abuse Howard Jones January 24, 2011 | 09:47 PM

Hi Giovanni you make us Nurse Anesthetist proud! Best of luck to you! Happy Nurse Anesthetist Week!

Report Abuse Jim Roberts January 24, 2011 | 08:55 PM

Giovanni, read your story in the paper. It's fantastic. Given your hardship and in the end finding love and a wife....I hope you win this contest and find further adventure. Happy to have voted for you.

Report Abuse Suber Akther January 24, 2011 | 12:43 PM

Best of luck to you - hope you win and the two of you have a great second trip.

Report Abuse Pame Camacho January 24, 2011 | 03:20 AM

I vote!! Good luck ..!! Hope you win!!!!

Report Abuse Jenny Smith January 24, 2011 | 03:10 AM

What an inspiring story! Wishing you luck and happiness through your journeys. Take care! Thanks to the CHICAGO FIRE soccer team for supporting a dreamer & offering a dream come true for a lucky season ticket winner!

Report Abuse Kelly Stackhouse January 23, 2011 | 04:25 PM

Thank you so much! You have really inspired my husband Jacoby Stackhouse to get off his butt and pursue his dreams with the article in the Times.

Stackhouse family

Report Abuse Connor Green January 23, 2011 | 07:54 AM

Hope you win

Report Abuse Bobby Green January 23, 2011 | 07:47 AM

Good luck xx

Report Abuse Sheila Santa Maria January 23, 2011 | 05:58 AM

Good Luck!! Hope you win!!!

Report Abuse Dorothy Dolato January 23, 2011 | 05:56 AM

Good Luck, Hope you win!

Report Abuse Rayumnd Cat January 23, 2011 | 05:41 AM

if you don't like ray you don't like God.

Report Abuse Bob Saddle January 23, 2011 | 05:20 AM

Go GIo you da best!!!!!

Report Abuse Nancy Smith January 23, 2011 | 05:18 AM

Wow John,

Out of all men in the world, you deserve this most! I believe in you because you've always believed in me and you are always helping others with a kind heart. Good luck!


Report Abuse Miguel Salinas January 23, 2011 | 05:14 AM


Good luck :] thank you for all the good times in club.

Report Abuse Ayuba Prince January 23, 2011 | 05:07 AM

Giovan you are a remarkable man who deserves to go to a remarkable place, YOu must win me & the entire Nigerian embassy is going to be voting GOOD LUCK your friend


Report Abuse David Macham January 23, 2011 | 03:38 AM

Also Go Nottingham Forrest,Which also play in Red

Report Abuse Jontxu Untxitxo January 23, 2011 | 02:55 AM

good luck

Report Abuse David Macham January 23, 2011 | 02:52 AM

Good luck,Go fire!

Report Abuse Jack Paciolla January 23, 2011 | 02:47 AM

Good luck man. Nice meeting you at the holiday party. Go Fire!

Report Abuse Nancy Perez January 22, 2011 | 11:19 PM

Go Giovanni and Chicago Fire

Report Abuse Mike McCue January 22, 2011 | 05:56 PM

Good luck Giovanni!! Just read about your quest on the Fire's Facebook page, and I think it's fantastic that you're so committed to the team and to your dream. Nothing should stand in the way of conviction like that!

Report Abuse lisa ricchio January 22, 2011 | 03:50 PM

Hello Giovanni, I just voted for you. I hope you win and enjoy this Endeavor!

Report Abuse Jeff Doogan January 22, 2011 | 06:14 AM

Go Giovanni! Make the Hoosiers proud!

Report Abuse Jeremy Stackhouse January 22, 2011 | 06:09 AM

Here's a third vote from your favorite family, the Stackhouse's! Thanks Giovanni you have truly been an inspiration to my family and me! Good luck!

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 22, 2011 | 05:25 AM

Willowcreek BALLET FOLKLORICO sending you votes to help you achieve your dream. My dream is to celebrate cultural diversity throughout our growing community, by providing the first successful folklorico group in Porter Cty. Please read more at
We are looking for the same kind of support Giovanni has received. Thank you.

Report Abuse Ron Seligman January 22, 2011 | 02:54 AM

Good luck! Represent all of us CRNAs and make us proud!

Report Abuse Cathy Polnau January 22, 2011 | 12:34 AM


Good Luck!! I hope we can all help you win.

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

Report Abuse Susan Wagner January 21, 2011 | 11:14 PM

You certainly deserve to win. Much love and luck!
Love Susan

Report Abuse Antwonn Dodson January 21, 2011 | 10:13 PM

Giovanni good luck my brotha. You are an inspiration to us all in Gary, IN

your friend,
Antwonn Dodson

Report Abuse Jacoby Stackhouse January 21, 2011 | 10:08 PM

Best of luck Giovanni! My brother Jason Stackhouse informed me about this article in the NWI Times and it has really inspired me to take hold of my own dreams now! Thank you for helping me realize my full potential!

-Stackhouse family

Report Abuse Jamie Lee Ortiz January 21, 2011 | 09:56 PM

Also help us by texting: 105332 to 73774. We need costumes to perform.

Report Abuse Anacelia Martinez January 21, 2011 | 09:56 PM

Hi, we also had an article in the paper. Our dance group is in the running for $50K from Pepsi. Please text the message 105332 to 73774 (pepsi). ITS FREE! We nd 2 b in the top 10, we're at 78 out of 1132 groups; PLEASE HELP!

Report Abuse Alexis prickett January 21, 2011 | 09:55 PM

willowcreek here plz vote for us!!!!!!! Go under willowcreek and vote!!!!!!!!! :)we need help

Report Abuse alexander rice January 21, 2011 | 09:53 PM

alex from willowcreek middle school voting for you! plz txt the messege 105332 to 73774 by the way it is a free txt! or you can vote for us at and search "willowcreek" thank you for your support! :)

Report Abuse Jamie Lee Ortiz January 21, 2011 | 09:50 PM

Willowcreek dance group helping you..
hope u can help us 2 (:

Report Abuse Laura Bergmark January 21, 2011 | 09:32 PM

Good Luck Giovanni!May your dream come true!!

Report Abuse Dario Carrieri January 21, 2011 | 06:47 PM

We admire your adventuorous spirit and wish you all the best in making it to the North Pole.

Report Abuse Anna Ruffolo January 21, 2011 | 06:27 PM

voted for u again John...GO FIRE...also bring an Italian Flag up there to..LOL GOODLUCK

Report Abuse Maria Liberio January 21, 2011 | 03:11 PM

Good Luck John! Hope your dream comes true! Love your cousins, Joe and Maria Belmonte

Report Abuse Ken Rainey January 21, 2011 | 01:22 PM

Best of LUCK! I hope you win...what a dream to travel to Antarctica!! What an adventure! Perhaps one wife and I will go.

Report Abuse Marissela Lynch January 21, 2011 | 06:10 AM

Just read your article and voted. I will have many more votes for you, as a group I have is also in the running for an online contest, so we will happily vote for you as well.
Please visit, search Willowcreek, to help my middle school dance group win $50K in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project. Our contest ends Jan. 31, and we only have 10 days left to get into the top 10. We are at 81 out of 1132, which is great, but nowhere near close to where we need to be. I will make sure my kids leave comments 4 u when they vote! Good luck 2 u on an amazing journey!

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio January 21, 2011 | 05:35 AM

Thank you to everyone that has voted for me and supported my bid to reach the North Pole. A contest as this is not won by one person but rather a collection of people. I am happy to find myself in the top five, the holy grail of this competition. I would like to thank again my family and friends, with those voting from the USA, Italy, Mexico, Australia, England, Canada, and elsewhere.
I likewise thank my professional organization the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) and all the Certified Registered Nurse Anethetist that have voted.
I thank the Chicago Fire and section 8, Fire til I Die!
I thank all my neighbors and the excellent citizens of the fine state of Indiana.
I aim to be worthy of your vote and have you proud of my
my travel, God willing to the North Pole!

Report Abuse myra jay January 21, 2011 | 05:01 AM

wishing you the best, go fire!

Report Abuse Jan Migon January 21, 2011 | 03:40 AM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Dala Milosavljevic January 21, 2011 | 03:17 AM

Good luck Giovanni - Go Chicago Fire!!

Report Abuse Jason Stackhouse January 21, 2011 | 03:02 AM

Best of luck from the Stackhouse family!

Report Abuse Jon Wallace January 21, 2011 | 01:55 AM

Hey Giovanni, I read your article in the NWI Times and this is amazing for what you're doing! You are definitely an "American Idol" of mine and making me want to pursue my dreams now! Thank you and best of luck!

Report Abuse Zelda Catania January 20, 2011 | 11:28 PM

Go Fire

Report Abuse Francis Catania January 20, 2011 | 11:26 PM

Good Luck and Go Fire!

Report Abuse Anita Catania January 20, 2011 | 11:22 PM

Good Luck Gio! Hope you win! Go Fire!

Report Abuse David Janisch January 20, 2011 | 10:44 PM

you're going to have a lot of flags to fly up there Gio!

Report Abuse Linda Boyd January 20, 2011 | 06:12 PM

Read about the contest in the NWI Times and voted for you. I also posted on my facebook wall asking for votes. I know that I will never get to either pole but would like to help someone else get there. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Report Abuse susan knutson January 20, 2011 | 03:27 PM

Giovanni, I saw the article in the NWI Times. I prefer Amundsen myself, but Shackleton is deserving of admiration too. Best of luck and warmest regards from a fellow Munster resident, Susan

Report Abuse Sue Jagusch Milosavljevic January 20, 2011 | 02:59 PM

Good Luck to one of our favorite CRNA's, Giovanni - I hope you make it to the top of your dream! Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Susan Rydlewski Florida January 20, 2011 | 02:27 PM

Good Luck, I read about this in the NWI times!

Report Abuse Adriane Jagger January 20, 2011 | 07:44 AM

Good luck, Region guy!

Report Abuse Elizabeth Starewicz January 20, 2011 | 03:05 AM

Hi, Giovanni, (and you wife too), I am one of your neighbor's in Somerset. (1431 Coventry Ln.)
I wish you the BIG WIN! What an interesting life you have had (and scary too with your health scare). Elizabeth Starewicz

Report Abuse Judy Buchholz January 19, 2011 | 11:21 PM


Report Abuse Diane Fear January 19, 2011 | 09:45 PM

Go Giovanni, follow your dream! Look forward to seeing your photos from the trip in the Times. The region will be watching

Report Abuse Christine Reinbolt Wilson January 19, 2011 | 09:25 PM

Good luck from Hanna, Indiana! Read about you in the times!

Report Abuse lydia lopez January 19, 2011 | 09:22 PM

A region rat in the North Pole. Gota love Good Luck from a Times Reader

Report Abuse Tziporah Waternov January 19, 2011 | 09:19 PM

Giovanni-Make "da Region" Proud! We know you are a winner because you dare to dream and pursue your dreams.

Tzippi Waternov
A Reader of The Times

Report Abuse Louise Younkers January 19, 2011 | 05:22 PM

Good luck Giovanni. I read your story in our local paper. Don't forget the Indiana flag when you go.

Report Abuse Henrik Schrader January 19, 2011 | 05:21 PM

Go Giovanni. And raise that Fire Flag!

Report Abuse tatjana pavlovic January 19, 2011 | 05:20 PM

Good Luck Giovanni, Your the best CRNA. Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Jessica Kiral Ilic January 19, 2011 | 02:32 PM

Go Giovanni and Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Melissa Klee Land January 19, 2011 | 12:47 PM

Good luck! Don't forget your hat and gloves... ;-)

Report Abuse Irma Shelton Aiello January 19, 2011 | 12:08 PM

Good luck Giovanni, we want to see the photos when you win ..ox :)

Report Abuse Danette Schau January 19, 2011 | 07:20 AM

molto buona fortuna!!!

Report Abuse Michael Wright January 19, 2011 | 06:00 AM

Awesome to see the progress, hope you make it! Go Giovanni! Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Mary Jones January 19, 2011 | 03:25 AM

Good luck, Giovanni! (:

Report Abuse Dan Gabe January 18, 2011 | 07:15 PM

Good luck Giovanni you're the best CRNA in the world!
Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Tony Passero January 18, 2011 | 03:09 PM

Good Luck Giovanni hoping big time you get there

Report Abuse David Janisch January 18, 2011 | 06:31 AM

These fire fans are comin up HUGE gio! keep em comin! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Juan Ortiz January 18, 2011 | 04:01 AM

Go Giovanni and Chicago Fire !!!! Vamos la Maquina ROJA !

Report Abuse Greg Share January 18, 2011 | 01:34 AM

Go Giovanni and Chicago Fire .... good luck!

Report Abuse Christian Boswell January 17, 2011 | 11:22 PM

Go Giovanni!! I hope you win and have an amazing time. Best of luck to you. You may need a Fire's scarf over there,I hear its alittle cold lol .

Report Abuse Juan Mendoza January 17, 2011 | 11:09 PM

Wishing you the Best of Luck & know you will Raise the Chicago Fire Flag up in the North Pole!

Report Abuse Melanie Munsey January 17, 2011 | 11:09 PM

Good luck Giovanni! Let's see a Fire flag there with you!

Report Abuse Marta Rabczak January 17, 2011 | 07:21 PM

Best of luck Giovanni.Your the best. Go Fire!

Report Abuse Jamie Hursey January 17, 2011 | 07:01 PM

Good Luck Giovanni!! Would love to see the Chicago Fire Flag on the top of the world!!!

Report Abuse Dean Tatooles January 17, 2011 | 06:59 PM

Gio: Email me at Best, Dean!

Report Abuse Karolina Burns January 17, 2011 | 06:53 PM

good luck, go fire

Report Abuse Erin K January 17, 2011 | 04:08 PM

Goodluck and Go FIRE!

Report Abuse Ben Burton January 17, 2011 | 03:24 PM

Bring a scarf.

Report Abuse raul contreras January 17, 2011 | 03:05 PM

Chicago Fire! cant wait to see the flag as high as its ever been raised!

Report Abuse Corey Armstrong January 17, 2011 | 04:26 AM

Chicago Fire - Good luck Giovanni! Any Fire fan is a friend of mine!

Report Abuse Blaize Diaz January 17, 2011 | 03:10 AM

GO FIRE!!! Fire till I die, Fire till I die, I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm Fire till I die!!!

Report Abuse Maura O'Brien January 17, 2011 | 02:55 AM

Good luck.

Report Abuse Amanda Schwartz January 17, 2011 | 02:36 AM

Good luck Giovanni!

Report Abuse Bogdan J. Komperda January 16, 2011 | 10:53 PM

Lots of luck!!! I've attended the first ever Fire game at Soldier Field . Favorite players Peter Nowak , Demarcus Beasly Lubos Kubik.

Report Abuse Freddy Coba January 16, 2011 | 07:37 PM

Good luck and Go FIRE!!!

Report Abuse Paul Komacki January 16, 2011 | 04:20 PM

Good luck, go Chicago Fire

Report Abuse Shawndell Johnson January 16, 2011 | 04:01 PM

Go Chicago Fire!!!!!!

Report Abuse Jenn Lassa January 16, 2011 | 05:59 AM

Go Chicago Fire!!

Report Abuse LUIS MENDOZA January 16, 2011 | 05:49 AM

I hope you make it, and don't forget to bring your sweater!
Go Chicago Fire !!

Report Abuse Omar Shaker January 16, 2011 | 05:45 AM

Set the North Pole ablaze with our love for the Chicago Fire!!! Be safe, brother!

Report Abuse Joshua Graning January 16, 2011 | 05:42 AM

Good luck man can't wait to see a Fire flag at the North Pole

Report Abuse nabil shabeeb January 16, 2011 | 05:38 AM

Best of luck. If the Bulls can beat BOTH Miami heat and the Boston Celtics, anything is possible. It would be nice to see The Chicago Fire Flag in the North Pole placed by no one but adventurous Savaglio... Shabeeb

Report Abuse kellie little January 16, 2011 | 05:19 AM

Carl is a sweetheart! Go Fire!!

Report Abuse Katherine VanBerschot January 16, 2011 | 05:13 AM

good luck Giovanni! Go chicago fire

Report Abuse Nicole Rafalowitz January 16, 2011 | 05:08 AM

Soccer is the hardest sport ever! GOOOOO FIRE!!! xox

Report Abuse Jeremy Panasuk January 16, 2011 | 05:06 AM

I love Chicago, and I love the Chicago FIRE Soccer Club. Fly THAT FLAG Proud!

Report Abuse Mary Henry January 16, 2011 | 05:01 AM

Woohoo Chicago Fire!!!

Report Abuse kellie little January 16, 2011 | 04:58 AM

Go Chicago Fire!!!

Report Abuse Dave Dohman January 16, 2011 | 04:49 AM

good luck! go chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Jen Biehler Lopez January 16, 2011 | 04:41 AM

We love Chicago Fire!!

Report Abuse Michael Giacometti January 16, 2011 | 04:34 AM

Buona suerte Giovanni, forza Fire!

Report Abuse Martha Mendez January 16, 2011 | 04:26 AM

Wow awesome essay and awesome story! Hope you win! And go fire! The games are so full of fun and energy!

Report Abuse Kari Manier January 16, 2011 | 04:23 AM

Chicago Fire rocks. Represent at the north pole!

Report Abuse Przemyslaw Drazek January 16, 2011 | 04:18 AM

go fire !

Report Abuse Pete Diamantis January 16, 2011 | 04:08 AM

Good luck,Go Fire

Report Abuse Jim Teichmiller January 16, 2011 | 03:49 AM

Good Luck! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Ashley O'Dell January 16, 2011 | 03:28 AM

GO FIRE, you sexy sexy beasts!!

Report Abuse Allison Montei January 16, 2011 | 03:22 AM

Good Luck! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Report Abuse Ellen Cox January 16, 2011 | 03:12 AM

I love the fire!

Report Abuse Amanda Orr January 16, 2011 | 03:08 AM

Go fire!!!

Report Abuse sam andrews January 16, 2011 | 03:02 AM

go fire

Report Abuse Samantha Berryhill January 16, 2011 | 02:49 AM

Good Luck!! Go Fire!!

Report Abuse Chris Muscat January 16, 2011 | 02:45 AM


Report Abuse Mayra Jaime January 16, 2011 | 02:16 AM

good luck gio go fire!

Report Abuse Michael Sever January 16, 2011 | 01:58 AM

Go Fire! Let's go Giovanni!

Report Abuse Brendan Hannan January 16, 2011 | 01:41 AM

The Chicago Fire fully support Giovani's dream to make it to the North Pole. Go get 'em.

Report Abuse Ben Ornelas January 16, 2011 | 01:38 AM

Good luck mate!

Report Abuse Todd Kozak January 16, 2011 | 12:10 AM

Get er dun!

Go Fire!

Report Abuse lena le January 15, 2011 | 10:29 PM

good luck! - lena le

Report Abuse raul vasquez January 15, 2011 | 08:01 PM

Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Dave Janociak January 15, 2011 | 05:41 PM

Good luck! Awesome story!

Report Abuse Dave Janociak January 15, 2011 | 05:41 PM

Chicago Fire.

Report Abuse Katie Haugen January 15, 2011 | 04:42 PM

Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Luke Peaslee January 15, 2011 | 04:40 PM

Good Luck. Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Janet Osterloh January 15, 2011 | 04:14 PM

I work with your sister. Your entry is quite intriguing. Good Luck! (And when you win, let your sister borrow the pics to show us at work )

Report Abuse Cody Matchen January 15, 2011 | 05:41 AM

Good Luck and lets GO FIRE!!

Report Abuse Michael Wright January 15, 2011 | 04:27 AM

Good Luck Man, YEAH CHICAGO!

Report Abuse matt germino January 15, 2011 | 01:41 AM

Good Luck, GO FIRE!

Report Abuse Mike Juell January 14, 2011 | 11:20 PM

This would be simply amazing. Best of luck and go Fire!

Report Abuse Steve Giovanni January 14, 2011 | 10:20 PM


Report Abuse Matt Stroh January 14, 2011 | 10:09 PM

Hope you make it there Gio! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Nicholas Iwaniuk January 14, 2011 | 09:32 PM


Report Abuse Vincent Abrego January 14, 2011 | 07:12 AM

Voting for Gio so we can see a Fire fan at the top of the world!

Report Abuse Karen Smith January 14, 2011 | 01:13 AM

Good luck....have a feeling this will be a great story for the Times!

Report Abuse Elizabeth Coupe January 13, 2011 | 07:06 PM

Gio you would be so perfect for this! Us Springers are really rooting for you! Go FIRE!!!

Report Abuse Debbie Jinks January 13, 2011 | 12:10 PM

good luck both of you

Debbie Jinks was Hamson

Report Abuse Ed Titus January 13, 2011 | 05:55 AM

good luck, vote from section 8

Report Abuse Tom Bozek January 13, 2011 | 02:25 AM

Enjoyed your short story.

Report Abuse Marienid Pagan January 13, 2011 | 01:33 AM

chicago fire! <3 n aw your story was so cute goodluck. :D

Report Abuse Diana Kotchounian January 12, 2011 | 06:17 PM

I wish you the best of luck. I voted for you.

Report Abuse Tania Millson January 12, 2011 | 04:49 AM

Good Luck :)

Report Abuse Lusondra Washington January 12, 2011 | 03:56 AM

I Voted for you. Good Luck!!!!! Lusondra

Report Abuse Andrew Braudy January 12, 2011 | 12:44 AM

I voted for you John. Go Bears!

Report Abuse Julia Catania January 11, 2011 | 06:57 PM

Getting there. Going to try to get more votes for you! :)

Report Abuse Kathy Hope January 11, 2011 | 06:50 PM

In 7 days, I'll be on my way to Antarctica! Good luck in the contest!

Report Abuse Thomas Malvar January 10, 2011 | 09:59 PM

Giovanni would love to read your blogs and see your images of the North Pole. Looking forward to seeing Fire On The Ice!

Report Abuse Susan Fragakis January 10, 2011 | 09:46 PM

Giovanni, Would love to see you and Chicago Fire at the North Pole.

Report Abuse james Mangan January 10, 2011 | 06:28 PM

Good Luck Giovanni, to you and the 2011 Chicago Fire.

Report Abuse Brianne DeVaul January 10, 2011 | 02:49 AM

good luck =]

Report Abuse Jacob Hernandez January 09, 2011 | 08:37 PM

Good Luck that would be pretty cool if you won! you got my vote with or without the tickets but Chicago Fire games are crazy fun! haha

Report Abuse Eric Peck January 09, 2011 | 06:44 PM

Good luck! Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Katherine Kennerly January 09, 2011 | 06:21 PM

voted... good luck!!

Report Abuse ZUL SHOMBOR January 09, 2011 | 05:35 PM

SI se puede, si se puede!! mucha suerte,necesitamos mas votos, pero estoy segura que lo vas a lograr!! Saludos desde Monterrey, Mexico!!

Report Abuse Joe C January 09, 2011 | 03:39 PM

You got this!

Report Abuse Eri Alvarado January 09, 2011 | 02:24 PM

Good luck!!! you are so close, I hope you make it.
Mucha suerte Gio!!! In bocca al luppo! Espero que se te haga realidad.
Eri, from Texas.

Report Abuse Joe Castillon January 09, 2011 | 07:12 AM

Hey, thanks for taking the time to vote for me! I'll do the same for anybody if they vote for my entry.

Go to and vote for me! No registration, just click my name on the poll and vote! ^_^


Report Abuse Fernando Barco C. January 09, 2011 | 07:08 AM


Report Abuse Kenneth Hadden January 09, 2011 | 02:14 AM

Best of luck to you. Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Dean Tatooles January 09, 2011 | 01:20 AM

Giovanni, I never thought my name would be mentioned in the same sentence as Shackleton and Amundsen! I'm speechless. Your words are very kind. Believe me, I understand the herculean effort you have put forth in obtaining support and respect the the honorable manner in which you have run your campaign. This process is considerably more difficult that I originally anticipated. It is a daily, if not an hourly effort. I truly hope that the Chicago flag does finds its way to the top of the world my friend -- either through myself or through you. As I have told my supporters, you can vote for more than one entrant. I am happy to help you and ask for your support in return. Let's get this done for Sweet Home Chicago! Dean Tatooles

Report Abuse Jennifer Brantley Reck January 08, 2011 | 11:50 PM

GO FIRE!! Good Luck, Gio!!!

Report Abuse Ana Skelin January 08, 2011 | 10:08 PM

Go Gio and Go Chicago Fire !!! !!!

Report Abuse mary skela January 08, 2011 | 10:00 PM

Love the essay and now I'm going to google Ernest Shackleton : ) Btw, the Chicago Fire Rock!

Report Abuse marija skelin January 08, 2011 | 09:45 PM

Hey Gio, Wishing you lots of luck! When you get there raise that Chicago Fire Flag! Go Fire !!!

Report Abuse gerald dantic January 08, 2011 | 09:11 AM

just voted on your entry..please vote for my entry also and please leave a comment on my photo entry...thank you!!!

Report Abuse Dean Tatooles January 08, 2011 | 06:20 AM

Keep chuggin' Gio! There's room for a good Chi-town boy up here! Dean

Report Abuse Tethbaa ッ January 08, 2011 | 04:39 AM

Got you 4 votes....But I will tell my friends I will try and vote tomorrow if you do the same for me? Btw Thanks for the 10 votes!

Report Abuse Tethbaa ッ January 08, 2011 | 04:38 AM

Got you 4 votes....But I will tell my friends I will try and vote tomorrow if you do the same for me? Btw Thanks for the 10 votes!

Report Abuse Michelle Setka January 07, 2011 | 08:31 PM

Good Luck! I love the Chicago Fire!~

Report Abuse Ken Laski January 07, 2011 | 04:06 PM

Good luck!!! Tell the penguins we said hi from Dr Shabeeb and I!!!

Report Abuse Francis Kayiwa January 07, 2011 | 11:49 AM

Francis Kayiwa

Go Fire!

Report Abuse Donna Kozar January 07, 2011 | 08:29 AM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Dominic Renzetti January 07, 2011 | 05:49 AM

Good luck!

Go Fire!

Report Abuse Evan Daiek January 07, 2011 | 03:31 AM

VOTED AGAIN Need your vote again buddy, time is running out. This is for a good cause!

Report Abuse Sergio Berrum January 07, 2011 | 02:50 AM

Good Luck!
Chicago Fire Fan!=]

Report Abuse Jennifer Villa January 06, 2011 | 09:11 PM

Best of luck!! Go Chicago Fire!!!

(gerardos Bro)

Report Abuse desiree cossyleon January 06, 2011 | 06:03 PM

Good Luck to you!!! It would be so amazing to see the North pole!

p.s. Go Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Tania Millson January 06, 2011 | 10:08 AM

Good Luck :)

Report Abuse Nikki Graham January 06, 2011 | 05:38 AM

voted good luck!

Report Abuse Evan Daiek January 06, 2011 | 04:35 AM

510 Baby!! You got my votes, keep it up on my destination Vail page pleasse

Good luck buddy

Report Abuse Catherine Mullen January 06, 2011 | 03:27 AM

good luck

Report Abuse Cheryl Almas January 06, 2011 | 02:56 AM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Nancy Freitag January 06, 2011 | 01:39 AM

Best of luck! Bring me back a penguin!

Report Abuse Troy Stapish January 05, 2011 | 11:38 PM

Hope you win!

Report Abuse Krissy Stapish January 05, 2011 | 11:35 PM

Good luck to you!

Report Abuse Gwendolyn Robinson January 05, 2011 | 09:28 PM

Good Luck! Julie Pilatos stood over my shoulder until I voted. U have good friends. ; )

Report Abuse Nancy Giannetta January 05, 2011 | 05:40 PM

Good Luck, start searching how to build an igloo.

Report Abuse Lisa Kwasigroch January 05, 2011 | 02:16 PM

Good luck...hope you get to go!!!

Report Abuse Kim Coady January 05, 2011 | 06:44 AM

Good Luck. This would be a dream come true

Report Abuse Deatra Smith January 05, 2011 | 03:32 AM

Good luck to you- hope all your dreams come true!!!

Report Abuse Daniel Cervantes January 04, 2011 | 11:01 PM

Good Luck Bro, Hope you achive your goals, You deserve this win. A fan of Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Judie Cutting January 04, 2011 | 02:50 PM

Good luck. And go Chicago Fire!!!!

Report Abuse Mayra Jaime January 04, 2011 | 05:42 AM

good luck!!! Go Fire!

Report Abuse Holly Brady January 04, 2011 | 05:10 AM

good luck!!

Report Abuse Jennifer Villa January 04, 2011 | 05:00 AM

Good luck, and Go Fire!!!

Report Abuse Keka Sircar January 04, 2011 | 04:41 AM

Would love for you to win! Best, Keka

Report Abuse K Sircar January 04, 2011 | 04:35 AM

Cheers to you Gio! I can think of no one else who would love it more! -Keka

Report Abuse K Sircar January 04, 2011 | 04:33 AM

Gio! All the best to you. Can't wait to discuss Fire and Ice with you all again over a delicious meal.

Report Abuse Amanda Beltran January 04, 2011 | 03:42 AM

Hi Giovanni good luck with the contest hope you get to raise that FIRE Flag... lets go FIRE

Report Abuse Joey Ruffolo January 04, 2011 | 02:28 AM

Im voting for you John because you have always been great to our family. And now the fire ticket giveaway has made me vote for you again.

Report Abuse Gerardo Villa January 04, 2011 | 02:16 AM

Good luck with the contest I hope you're able to raise the FIRE flag....GO CHICAGO FIRE....

Report Abuse Andriy Gabur January 04, 2011 | 01:30 AM

Good luck with your contest, sounds pretty awesome. GO FIRE!! Here's to hoping Fire can mount a pretty good run next year by recruiting some new exciting fresh faces. Pretty bummed I didn't get to see Freddie L. play last year who is was one of my favorite players when I was younger , but here's hoping Fire can be a better team this year and bring another championship to Chicago!

Report Abuse Julio Vilchis January 04, 2011 | 01:21 AM

Good luck!! I'm a long time Fire fan and my two favorite Fire players of all time are Chris Armas & Chris Rolfe (whom I had the pleasure of meeting)...GO FIRE!!!

Report Abuse Sarah Hamang January 04, 2011 | 12:52 AM

Doing great Giovanni! My thoughts are with you and I hope you get to go! Also, GO CHICAGO FIRE! And thanks for supporting Giovanni on this, boys!

Report Abuse Eric Zilz January 04, 2011 | 12:52 AM

Good luck!

Report Abuse Nicole Baker January 03, 2011 | 11:46 PM

#451 Good Luck!

Report Abuse Sabrina Tuco January 03, 2011 | 11:17 PM

voted for you! nr 450!best luck to you,and thanks!!!

Report Abuse susan el-etr January 03, 2011 | 08:15 PM

Giovanni it would be fantastic to get your insight, blogs, and photo's from the North Pole. Best of luck and as always FIRE TIL I DIE ! Go Fire.

Report Abuse Firomsa Gaddissa January 03, 2011 | 07:57 PM

I am # 1 Chicago-Fire fan. Go Gio!!!!Go FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

Report Abuse David Janisch January 03, 2011 | 04:29 PM

good luck john and GO FIRE!

Report Abuse Kath McLaughlin January 02, 2011 | 10:31 PM

Good Luck Gio ! Wear than wave your Chicago Fire scarf.
Rally, on.

Report Abuse Bianca Scaramella January 02, 2011 | 06:00 PM

Keep kicking butt Gio! May the spirit of the Chicago Fire help keep the vote count up!

Report Abuse Joey Janisch January 02, 2011 | 04:41 PM


Report Abuse pat george george January 02, 2011 | 12:58 PM

good luck...pat g

Report Abuse mary vanko January 01, 2011 | 06:34 PM


You really deserve to win this contest best of all because of all the good that you do within our community. The charities that your are active with and your willingness to help others in need show others your humanity toward people that are in need. Thanks for always being there for us. Your helpfulness and sacrifices that you have made for others will be rewarded in heaven and hopefully on earth with you winning a well deserved trip to the North Pole. I don't know of anybody more deserving than you and your lovely wife, Kerrie, that should be given the opportunity to visit the Pole. Say hi to Santa for me!
God Bless you always,

The Vanko Family

Report Abuse Tom Vanko January 01, 2011 | 06:08 PM

Hey Chilly Willy, Hope you this adventure turns into a TV reality series. So be on your best behavior and bring a lot of sunblock. Wishing you the very best at the Pole.
Your buddy on Somerset,
Tom V

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio January 01, 2011 | 07:27 AM

Thanks to everyone for their vote and support. One doesn't come upon this web-page by accident. For what ever motivated you to have arrived here and cast a vote for me, I am up most appreciative. Regardless of the vote counts, your votes have already validated my intention to have entered this competition. I'm here to win this contest to earn the prize and to be able to share my insight and vision for a place that to a great extent is a white canvas. I'd love to take you all with me by way of photo's and my interpretations that I cast for you on this canvas known as the North Pole.
I wish you all, a most prosperous and happy new year!

lo desidero ogni un porsperous ed felice anno nuovo.

Deseo un properous y el feliz ano nuevo a todos ustedes.


Report Abuse Rita Stillwell January 01, 2011 | 02:02 AM

Enjoyed reading your story Giovanni, and I hope this dream comes true for you. Many blessing.


Report Abuse Zaph Rahman December 31, 2010 | 09:58 PM

many thanks for voting Rizalea Zairyn.
good luck to you & happy new year :)

Report Abuse kris moreno December 31, 2010 | 06:21 PM

I love your story.You deserve to win! Good Luck!

Report Abuse Davide Ruffolo December 31, 2010 | 04:12 AM

Hope u win !!

Report Abuse Karen Bertucci December 30, 2010 | 10:56 PM

This Chicago Fire fan who resides in Bridgeview wishes you the best in your quest for make it to the North Pole.
From Fire to Ice and everything in between, good luck Giovanni!

Report Abuse Frank Savaglio December 30, 2010 | 05:19 PM

Go Uncle Gio! Almost 400! Go Fire! The Chicago Fire flag on top of the North Pole will put Drew Carey's Seattle FC to shame, just like Cleveland!

Report Abuse Mark Catania December 30, 2010 | 05:11 PM

Oh, Giovanni, I love the story! I look forward to seeing the Fire at the top of the world! #395!

Report Abuse chris jonsson December 30, 2010 | 04:16 PM

I want to see the Chicago Fire Flag on the North Pole. Cheers

Report Abuse Marcia Taylor December 30, 2010 | 03:39 PM

Best of luck!

Report Abuse Edwina Caito December 30, 2010 | 02:37 PM

Good luck Giovanni!!!

Report Abuse Susana Cabaço December 30, 2010 | 01:53 PM

Hi Giovanni,

Just came to wish you good luck and tell you I voted for you. I am also competing, currently at 5th place.

Have a pleasant 2011!

Report Abuse Caroline Brown December 30, 2010 | 01:15 PM

I've voted good luck

Report Abuse Jack Davis December 30, 2010 | 02:51 AM

Gotcha! GL!

Report Abuse 45635 35673 December 30, 2010 | 02:50 AM

Good Luck Giovanni!! I hope to see the Chicago Fire at the North Pole!!

Report Abuse Maureen Murdock December 29, 2010 | 03:34 PM

Giovanni Savaglio December 29 2010 3.30 pm

Best of luck with your dream. May it come true. Maureen

Report Abuse Donna Otzenberger Kivirauma December 29, 2010 | 10:10 AM

Just voted for you!! Please return the favor for me. Thank you so much, you can vote here:!/pages/Idea10-Allari/135802549807828

Report Abuse Jessica Keith December 28, 2010 | 08:54 PM

Good luck GIO!

Report Abuse John Williams December 28, 2010 | 08:18 PM

Good luck Giovanni! Stand that Fire Flag Tall and Proud!


Report Abuse Roos Leent December 28, 2010 | 11:01 AM

I've voted, good luck!!!

amesbury rose

Report Abuse Larry Carli December 28, 2010 | 01:44 AM

I voted for you. Thanks for your vote too.

Good Luck

Report Abuse Francisco Salgado December 28, 2010 | 01:31 AM

Buena Suerte (Good Luck) Fire Fan! Berwyn,IL.

Report Abuse Nina Savaglio December 27, 2010 | 08:47 PM

Good Luck Uncle John :] I'm gonna help you get those VOTES!!!

Report Abuse Kal Wayman December 27, 2010 | 08:45 PM

Giovani, I actually am thinking of travelling to Antarctica by 2012... Your blog was great!

Report Abuse David Bose December 27, 2010 | 04:58 PM

good luck.David, Inessa's friend.

Report Abuse Tracy Duong December 27, 2010 | 08:22 AM

good luck!

Report Abuse Barbara Munoz December 26, 2010 | 07:30 PM

Good luck Mr. Savaglio,


Report Abuse Zachary Myers December 26, 2010 | 07:23 PM

Cheers Gio,

Section 8 From the fIRE!

Report Abuse Jeff Cook December 26, 2010 | 07:18 PM

Best of Luck GIO,

Your Chicago Fire Fan Pal,

Report Abuse Linden Hemsi December 26, 2010 | 07:13 AM

Good Luck. What an amazing experience this trip would be. I really hope you get to go. Merry Christmas.

Report Abuse Miguel Romero December 24, 2010 | 03:04 PM

Good Luck to you man....From Chicago!!!

Report Abuse Rumie Cooper December 24, 2010 | 09:26 AM

286 hunny! Good work I love it ^^ x

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio December 24, 2010 | 05:09 AM

I wish to take this moment to thank everyone that has voted for Kerrie and I, supporting us on this venture to get to the North Pole. I am particularly moved and touched by the geographic vastness of where our votes are coming from. Thanks to all our family and friends in Italy, England, Australia, Canada, through out the USA, etc.
Thank you to the Chicago Fire and their great fans for their votes and support.
I wish you all a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

Report Abuse angie neuman December 24, 2010 | 12:20 AM

#282...What a great story! Hope you win!!

Report Abuse John Mixer December 23, 2010 | 04:34 PM

Good luck Giovanni!!! Hope you can surpass the other guy with over 1000 votes.
~Inessa's friend from anesthesia!!!

Report Abuse MARISA SCARAMELLA December 23, 2010 | 04:29 PM

May your dream come true.....pulling for you all the way. May this beautiful magical Season sprinkle you with many votes!!!
Marisa :)

Report Abuse andrew joob December 23, 2010 | 04:28 PM

good luck! -Inessa's friend Andrew

Report Abuse maria bose December 23, 2010 | 04:23 PM

Wish you the best. Hope you will be able to get all the wote to go the North Pole and enjoy. Good luck. Maria Bose, Inessa's friend.

Report Abuse Gio Perez December 22, 2010 | 10:57 PM

Good luck my fellow gio and fire fan. put us on top of the world where we belong !

Report Abuse Becky Carroll December 22, 2010 | 03:29 AM

Good luck Giovanni! We're rooting hard for you at the Chicago Fire!

Report Abuse Guutaa Nagayo December 21, 2010 | 05:05 PM

You go boy!!!

Report Abuse Emina Delic December 21, 2010 | 04:48 PM

Any friend of Inessa's is my friend. Good Luck.

Report Abuse Kathy Amundson December 21, 2010 | 04:32 PM

I hoe your wish comes true. Have a great experience. Kathy Amundson

Report Abuse Marie Guno December 21, 2010 | 04:30 PM

I'm working w/ Inessa, I read your story and I like it,Good luck!

Report Abuse Teresa Popowska December 21, 2010 | 04:19 PM

Make your dreams come true.God Bless you. Teresa,Inessa friend.

Report Abuse Jim Dobeus December 21, 2010 | 12:59 PM

Voted for you - Good Luck.

Jim (a friend of Dean's)

Report Abuse barbara kapovic December 21, 2010 | 05:09 AM

good luck! :)

Report Abuse Tracy Duong December 21, 2010 | 02:11 AM

good luck!

Report Abuse Serena Debolt December 21, 2010 | 01:42 AM

Definately deserve my vote - take care!

Report Abuse Sam Giordano December 20, 2010 | 10:56 PM

Best of Luck Giovanni. You can do this! Sammy Giordano

Report Abuse Charles Scaramella December 20, 2010 | 02:44 PM

Best of luck getting in that top 5! The whole family is pulling for ya!

Report Abuse Michelle McInerney December 20, 2010 | 11:49 AM

hope ya win!! ;))) will ya vote for me. michelle kirwan in the fire kit, voting till the 22nd daily!! final 20 ;))

Report Abuse baroukh levi December 19, 2010 | 07:57 PM

good luck, whish you the best
baroukh levi

Report Abuse Dean Tatooles December 19, 2010 | 05:13 PM

Hi Giovanni, it Dean Tatooles from this competition! Good luck! Nice to see good people like you in this contest. Since we get five votes, I wanted to throw one you way! Please return the favor if you would like and I will be sure to recommend you to my network! My best, Dean

Report Abuse Michelle Aloia December 19, 2010 | 04:33 PM

Best of luck to you!

Report Abuse Martina Teislerová December 19, 2010 | 09:40 AM

already voted, cool story! good luck:)

Report Abuse inessa sirazitdinova December 19, 2010 | 02:17 AM

We really wish you to WIN!!! Good luck. Inessa.

Report Abuse Susan Arends December 18, 2010 | 07:53 PM

Good luck - I know your sister through LA Fitness!

Report Abuse Renee Pearson December 17, 2010 | 03:13 PM

Very Cool...I really hope you make it!!!!

Report Abuse Phyllis DeVito December 17, 2010 | 03:01 PM

Good Luck

Report Abuse Jill Jones December 17, 2010 | 01:08 PM

Best of luck!

Report Abuse Carmen Sturino December 17, 2010 | 12:55 AM

lo spero vittoria

Report Abuse Erma Ruffolo December 17, 2010 | 12:27 AM

Buon Fortuna e Buon Natalie

Report Abuse David Irwin December 16, 2010 | 02:33 PM

Best of luck, don't forget your long underwear!

Report Abuse Lori Anderson December 15, 2010 | 03:57 AM

Good Luck Giovanni. You have my vote.

Report Abuse Tommy Vanko December 14, 2010 | 06:25 PM

I think that this man is best suited for the expedition to the North Pole. He looks like a manly man! He looks like he can control a dog sled and eat whale blubber! I wish I was going with him. Please take me with you!

Report Abuse Maria Vanko December 14, 2010 | 12:29 AM

good luck, gio! hope you get there before it melts. -maria v.

Report Abuse Thomas Vanko December 13, 2010 | 11:43 PM

This man looks as though he deserves to visit th North Pole. It seems that some of the other contestants have had or have better opportunities than Gio. It would be great having Gio and his wife go to the Pole on a second honeymoon!

Report Abuse Melissa Barin December 13, 2010 | 03:42 AM

best of luck, luigi's uncle!

Report Abuse SunJoo Kim December 11, 2010 | 11:41 PM

Good luck Giovanni!

Report Abuse Matt Mason December 11, 2010 | 08:40 PM

Vamos Chicago!

Report Abuse David Janisch December 11, 2010 | 04:46 AM

hey john, got your 120th vote, keep em comin!

Report Abuse Eric Kekeis December 10, 2010 | 06:19 PM

Good luck. I hope to see a Fire flag up at the Pole.
Ultras Red Side/Section 8 Chicago

Report Abuse Frank Savaglio December 10, 2010 | 05:40 AM

Gio, Hope that dream comes true for you and Kerrie. Gee I thought it would be a simple one click step to vote for you, but having successfully voted for you, I'm glad I did. What Flag are you going to raise and fly in the North Pole?

Report Abuse Frank Scaramella December 09, 2010 | 02:25 AM

John, I gave you your 80th vote. Best wishes and prayers. We will follow you and hope that you win this incredible trip to the North Pole. Good luck buddy!


Report Abuse Maria Scaramella December 09, 2010 | 02:15 AM

I'm supporting you brother, I even took the time to vote, because you deserve to WIN!!! You're a true adventurer indeed from the very beginning. Buona Fortuna! Maria :)

Report Abuse Frank Savaglio December 08, 2010 | 02:48 AM

Sorry, the last votes were on behalf of my dad and Inessa from our joint emails. Good luck GIO!!!!!!

Report Abuse Karen Desruisseaux December 07, 2010 | 06:29 PM

Good luck with the contest!

Report Abuse Francesco Savaglio December 07, 2010 | 02:30 PM

I just got you number 60. Thats my third vote!

Report Abuse evelina folino December 07, 2010 | 09:25 AM

best of luck!!

Report Abuse Agustin Montoya December 07, 2010 | 04:18 AM

Buena suerte y que ganes!!!!!

Report Abuse Anthony Catania December 06, 2010 | 09:15 PM

Ciao. Avete il mio voto e i migliori auguri

Report Abuse Joey Ruffolo December 06, 2010 | 04:14 PM

Good Luck John.

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Report Abuse Lindsey Weber December 06, 2010 | 02:23 AM

Good luck!!!

Report Abuse Jerry Ruffino December 06, 2010 | 12:28 AM

Best of Luck Giovanni!!
Let me know if you win buddy.

Report Abuse Jessica Catania December 06, 2010 | 12:14 AM

Good luck, Uncle John! You have my vote :D

Report Abuse Daniela Ruffolo December 05, 2010 | 09:47 PM

Good luck!!

Report Abuse barbara folino December 05, 2010 | 03:21 PM

good luck!!

Report Abuse barbara folino December 05, 2010 | 03:20 PM

good luck!!!kisses!!

Report Abuse Bianca Scaramella December 05, 2010 | 03:06 PM

People think I'm joking when I tell them my Uncle/Godfather traveled to Antartica and found his wife during his journey. I can't wait to hear what they'll say when I tell them he's getting back in the saddle and trying to make it to the North Pole :) Hope you win! Buona Fortuna

Report Abuse Rose Ruffolo December 05, 2010 | 03:04 PM

Hope you win! Good luck.

Report Abuse Aurora Costabile De Fazio December 05, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Best of luck.


Report Abuse Michael Catania December 05, 2010 | 07:16 AM

You have my vote Godfather and Uncle! :-D. Good luck!

Report Abuse Luis Savage December 05, 2010 | 05:10 AM

Good luck uncle!

Report Abuse doris walsh December 05, 2010 | 03:15 AM

Good luck
You will have come full circle


Report Abuse Julia Savaglio December 05, 2010 | 03:09 AM

Good Luck my son. Hope you make it to the North Pole. I am so proud of you. (translated on behalf of Julia Savaglio)

Report Abuse Francesco Savaglio December 05, 2010 | 02:47 AM

Good luck Uncle Gio!

Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio December 05, 2010 | 12:13 AM

Francesco, Grazie per il Suo votto.

Report Abuse Sid Brow December 04, 2010 | 11:34 PM

Best of luck...Sid, CRNA

Report Abuse Sid Brow December 04, 2010 | 11:34 PM

Hope it works out for you. Your buddy Sid.

Report Abuse folino francesco December 04, 2010 | 09:37 PM

Fantastica questa foto!!!Ciao

Report Abuse Anna Belmonte Ruffolo December 04, 2010 | 05:10 PM

Now you know I will vote for u...Goodluck!!1

Report Abuse al mitchell December 04, 2010 | 01:48 PM

Very grateful for you giving us a taste of your experience to Antartica.

Report Abuse Carol Maloney December 04, 2010 | 01:46 PM

Of course you have my vote. I hope this dream comes true.


Report Abuse Giovanni Savaglio December 04, 2010 | 11:03 AM

Thanks for your vote G.

Report Abuse Gerardo Villa December 04, 2010 | 06:58 AM

Good luck G. hope you win