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Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 1.09.35 PMLauren Irene Vieira was diagnosed with Leukemia on February 11th 2015. On the days leading up to her diagnosis her parents, Daniel and Katrina, grew alarmed due to a change in her personality. Like most children, Lauren was an active 16 month old whom loved playing with her older brother, Armando and canine brother, Dexter.  Lauren had become lethargic with sporadic fevers and mild bruising, preventing her from keeping up with her regular activities. Concerned that these changes continued to progress, Daniel and Katrina scheduled an appointment for a checkup. There, they learned her blood counts were abnormal and the following hours unfolded to reveal her diagnosis to be Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. At that time, 75% of her blood was cancerous. She has faced numerous nights in the hospital, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, lumbar punctures and countless medications, and has shown nothing but strength and grace through every turn down her long road to recovery. On March 17th Lauren was given the news that she was in remission.  She will continue to have to fight this disease for two more years through chemotherapy and various medications.  She is medically doing better but fighting everyday to rebuild her strength.

On Sunday, June 7, 2015 the Sports Center of Connecticut will be hosting an event for Lauren. Proceeds raised at this event will be given to the Vieira family. Thankful that their daughter is in remission and heading toward recovery, the Vieiras are planning to use the money toward helping other families battling this disease. Daniel Vieira (Lauren’s Father) said, “The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and we can’t thank everyone enough. We want to help other families and give back to the various organizations who have supported us through this difficult time.”

The event is $40 for adults and $25 for kids under 12. All participants will receive:

  • 4 Tokens to the arcade
  • 50 shot pass to Target Paintball
  • Unlimited: Mini-golf, Batting Cages, Bowling, Golf Range, Lazer Tag
  • Dinner
  • Access to a variety of vendors, including Face Painting, Magician, and more!


The Lauren Irene Vieira Fund Federal Tax ID is 841554286