Micalizzi’s Italian Ice

oday we had two great volunteers deliver MICALIZZI’S ITALIAN ICE Italian ice to the pediatric ward at Yale. It truly is amazing to see the beauty and strength of these children, their families and the staff that cares for them. We are glad to share a little special treat with them all. Additionally, we delivered […]


The path we decided to take after Lauren’s diagnosis has lead us to the most beautiful people. LivFree, our family and all of the families we have been able to assist have been directly impacted by these people. Unfortunately, we cannot show everyone but here is a small sample of the real difference makers. To […]


Here’s a little throwback to one of the toughest days for us all as a family after her original diagnosis. After about 5 months of chemotherapy Lauren started losing her hair. We increasingly found strands of her beautiful blonde hair on her pillow and we knew it was time… In an effort to not let […]

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Last week Lauren had to have an echocardiogram and a bone density scan. Both these tests are to measure the potential effects of chemo therapy on her small body. It’s such a conundrum, the chemo therapy that saved her life and eradicated the cancer had wreaked havoc on her body. Hopefully the long term effects […]

National Sibling Day

When a child has cancer it affects the whole family. The sibling can have it pretty hard sometimes as attention is now focused on the sick child. Everything revolves around doctors visits and treatments. Today we celebrate #nationalsiblingday by letting the siblings know how important at they are to all of us. #livfree #fun #cancerisntwinningoverhere #pediatriccancer#childhoodcancer #cancerawareness #cancer #cancersucks #family#familytime #events #helpothers #smile #oncology #chemotherapy#chemo #health #charity #givingback #leukemia #survivor #nonprofit#awareness #fighter

Remission Weekend Day 2!

We had an incredible weekend celebrating Lauren’s fourth year in remission from cancer. As a family, we filled it with non-stop fun. Today we woke up to beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty. We ate cookies and milk for breakfast before we headed out to the ferry to bring us to Liberty Island. Once […]

Remission Weekend Day 1!

Our first day of Lauren’s remission weekend was fun filed. We started off with “bring your Daddy to dance day”. Lauren was able to show off her newly learned dance skills and had her Dad participate as well (he nearly threw his back out trying to pirouette 🤣). Next we were off to New York […]

Marvel Universe Live!

We’d like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our friends at Nordic Stove & Fireplace Center, Inc. for their donation of tickets to see Marvel Universe Live! Four LivFree families were able to head down to Webster Bank arena and catch the show. By the smiles, we know they had a blast!!

Stick It to Cancer Weekend

Yesterday was extra special for us. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers wore gold jerseys and raised over $18,000 to support childhood cancer awareness with their “stick it to cancer” weekend. They gave portions of ticket sales and held fundraisers throughout the game to raise fund for us and two other great organizations, Ryan’s Rebels and Infinite […]

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