At the time when my daughter Laura Ann (Gioseffi) Frazier was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, it was apparent that extensive treatment would be necessary. Her godfather (Dick Cerone), the Cerone family, friends and specifically neighbors on Jade Creek Drive in Greece rallied for her support. Several events were conducted including a balloon launch, a “courage bowl” football game, a dinner celebration, a comedy club event, and a website that organized and provided meals for the family. Money that was raised was used to pay for travel, treatment and family living expenses.
Laura put up a courageous fight but lost the battle to cancer on May 22. As a parent, I grieve at the loss of a wonderful daughter, wife and mother at the age of 42. However, I acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of support extended to Laura, her husband, John, and her children.
Although we have sent out more than 400 thank-you notes, we have not reached everyone who contributed in so many different ways. This includes her high school and college friends, all in the Greece, Hilton, Bay Village, OH, and Canandaigua communities, and several who posted on her Caring Bridge message board.
For individuals who have not received a specific “thank you,” please accept the message contained in this letter as an expression of profound gratitude and appreciation. In addition, all money that was donated to Laura and to the children’s fund has been placed in trust specifically for educational needs.