Daniel Vieira and his wife, Katrina Lage, know all too well how cancer can devastate a family. It was only four years ago that the Shelton couple learned their then-16-month-old daughter, Lauren, lovingly known as Liv, had leukemia.
“I cried … I put a pillow over my face and cried,” said Daniel, who has served in the Marines, when he learned of Liv’s diagnosis. “Then there was a paradigm shift. Liv laughed at me while I cried. She laughed, and I knew we were going to be OK. I knew it was going to be hard, but it was going to be OK.”