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Feature story: A measure of his heart

Original post made on Aug 4, 2012

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder cancer. At 53, the Palo Alto native is voluntarily embarking on another challenge -- a 100-mile bike trip to raise money for cancer research.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, August 4, 2012, 8:59 AM

Comments (11)

Posted by Bambi, a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

Lawrence is a man with unmatched courage. He is just one amazing fellow and we are fortunate to call him a Palo Alto citizen. GO Lawrence! ==


Posted by randy albin, a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm

this shows some humanity in someone from palo alto. too bad there are so many heartless individuals. go to your synagogue or church to find people who may actually display that they have heart


Posted by Resident, a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Amazing individual. Thanks for the story. Very impressive story that got me motivated. I am so proud to live in the same city as this hero!!


Posted by bp mom, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

heart warming and encouraging. thank you


Posted by Paul, a resident of University South
on Aug 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

This is wonderful. I have loved Lawrence for years - so, how do we help him to raise money?


Posted by Luna's Mom, a resident of Community Center
on Aug 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thank you for telling your story Lawrence! Unmatched courage is right, you are an inspiration! The article didn't say anything about your wonderful sense of humor! Go Lawrence!!


Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm

What a fantastic story!


Posted by Donna, a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hi Larry--

So glad to hear you are still up to great things!!


Posted by Alice, a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 1, 2013 at 6:23 am

What a great guy and friends. I can't believe he's gone.


Posted by Elaine Peters, a resident of Professorville
on Feb 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I grew up in South Palo Alto as a best friend to Larry's sister Janice. My heart is broken that such a wonderful human being has lost his fight. It's especially hard for those of us who have ourselves received the dreaded news that we have "cancer." I will comfort his sister and believe he is now an angel.


Posted by Little Sister, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

Best big brother in the whole wide world.... I will FOREVER miss this angel on earth that has now moved on.... I love you, Larry...


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