Rocio Zavala’s Front Row Experience: Chayanne Concert
Name: Rocio Zavala
Illness: Cancer metastasis IV
While 36-year-old Rocio Zavala was carrying her third child, she was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer.
But that’s not what she’s known for.
Roci is known for being kind, gentle, and having a caring heart.
In fact, she is a family gal and has an especially close relationship with her youngest brother, Martin. He has been a big support in her fight for her life, taking her to chemotherapy treatments and lifting her spirit whenever she feels deflated.
Front Row staff, Bex, and Front Row volunteer, Sharissa Sosa surprised Rocio with a Front Row experience to see Chayanne, her favorite singer, in Las Vegas–one of her favorite cities.
And she thought it’d be just be her & her two sisters, but we planned to have her brother fly out as well. Rocio & her sister, Zulma, arrived together at the venue, so they waited for their other sister, Veronica, who, unbeknownst to Rocio, was coming with their brother, Martin, as a surprise.
But when Veronica & Martin’s flight was delayed, Bex, Sharissa, & Zulma had to get creative, so Zulma took Rocio out to dinner to buy some time.
After dinner, they were ready for the surprise, so Bex & Sharissa told Rocio they wanted to get a picture of the sisters in front of the hotel lobby fountain. Martin was hiding behind the water & when they went to take the photo, he came up behind them & surprised Rocio by “photobombing” their picture. It was a heartwarming moment.
Shortly after, a limousine picked everyone up to do a tour of Las Vegas as the sun was setting and eventually dropped them off at a bar in Mandalay Bay on the top floor overlooking the city so they could share drinks & snacks and spend some time together.
Since Rocio loved Las Vegas, she wanted to walk through the different hotels to do further sightseeing, so they toured through the hotels down the strip and looked at everything each one had to offer.
At the end of the night, Bex & Sharissa left to give the family some time together since they live so far apart & don’t get to see one another often.
The next day, everyone met up again to go to the Cosmopolitan, which was where Chayanne would be playing. They got cocktails at a classy bar beforehand & had some dinner at the restaurant Beauty & Essex–which also happens to be a pawn shop. So while everyone was browsing around, Rocio spotted a beautiful necklace that she really admired. She held it for awhile before putting it back on the shelf, deciding she’d better not indulge. Then Bex took her through a secret door that led to the restaurant. Rocio was amazed as it felt like she was walking into a giant jewelry box. They dined on exquisite food from the menu where all items were named after different jewels, and then they ended the meal with a beautiful dessert buffet and a surprise gift from the waiting staff: the necklace Rocio was eyeing before dinner. That was a true Front Row moment. Rocio was so excited and in awe of their generosity.
After dinner, they went down to the theater and attended the Chayanne concert. Rocio was so engaged in the show, she didn’t take her eyes off her #1 moment maker the entire time.
After the show, everyone walked over to the Paris Hotel for some flatbread and talked about how much they all enjoyed the experience–especially Chayanne’s number one fan, Rocio.
It was a night full of joy, excitement, surprises, and family love.