Paralyzed cyclist, champion against cancer, dies at 54 Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Feb 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Lawrence Viariseo, who survived a fall off a 100-foot Sierra cliff, triumphed over bladder cancer and became an avid bicyclist despite being paralyzed, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, of cancer. Related material:
[Web Link Feature story: A measure of his heart]
Posted by Mimm, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm
So very sad to read this. He was a wonderful, generous man and talented artist. I had the pleasure of sitting for him as an artist's model many times. He will be missed very much by his friends and family and indeed those of us who did not know him that well but for whom he always had a smile.
Posted by Tracy, a resident of another community, on Feb 5, 2013 at 8:59 am
I knew Lawrence for many years and worked with him often as a model. I've missed him for several years already as he had to step back from his drawing groups to care for himself. I will continue to miss his presence and influence within the greater drawing community but will always remember him as an individual with one of the most positive outlooks toward life that I have ever known. There will remain a place in my heart for Lawrence forever.
Posted by mmmmMom, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm
It was with very great sadness that I learned of Lawrence's passing. Lawrence was a rare spirit indeed - a very aware & perceptive man. He faced the many, many difficult challenges he had in life with great courage, humility, humor and nobility. I delighted in our many conversations at Peet's, & around town. My entire family sends deep & sincere condolences to Lawrence's family & loved ones. We will never forget Lawrence.