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Our Son Michael

Michael fought a bitter battle with Synovial Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Throughout his treatment and surgeries, he maintained a positive attitude toward life. He never stopped hoping and living, and in his own words, he “never, never, never” gave up.

This site is both a tribute to Michael's life, which ended all too soon on February 2, 2008, and an effort to raise funds to support research into Pediatric Sarcomas.


We hope you will be inspired by the passion and enthusiasm Michael had for sports, his car and his friends.

Mary and Michael LaViola

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