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Let's get involved!!!

We are so excited to be hosting our inaugural Lauren's Hope Dragon Boat Festival at Evergreen Lake in Bath, PA! It's going to be an exciting day.  Friends, family and co-workers are planning on battling for a shot at the first ever Lauren's Hope Dragon Boat Festival title. Lauren's Hope Foundation works hard everyday to enhance the quality of life for children with brain injuries.  We developed and started a Therapeutic Hypothermia program together with Lehigh Valley Health Networks NICU, we have offered grants to children in need of various therapeutic services and equipment that insurance doesn't offer. We've literally built fences to offer peace of mind to a family whose very active elusive child would not allow them to enjoy their backyard without someone having to stay on top of their child. We've purchased adaptive bicycles so our LHF kids can interact and participate with their friends and iPads to help children communicate and bath seats so parents can meet the basic needs of their child to keep them from having to go into a care facility.  Our next initiative is to build an adapted playground in our local area and we can't do this without the much needed help and support from our friends and business partners in the community!

Every dollar raised will help support all that we do for our kiddos, as well as start our journey to the building and completion of that playground. Its  a place where children of ALL abilities can play and have fun...together!

So , Please join us by helping us raise as much money as possible at this event! Each participant is asked to raise $100 or more to win cool various prizes.

There will be food trucks and vendors and an awesome children's tent (Dragonland) during the festival. It's just a super cool day that is fun for the entire family!  Thank you so much for your support!  #paddlesup

Support Liam’s Fire in the 2019 Lauren's Hope Dragon Boat Festival



Rachel Metz

Erinn Lancaster

Mary Ann McDonald

Gary Sheesley

For a good cause

Jennifer Krynock

Frances Pieninck

Great cause!

Dawn McGhee

Christina McDonald

Colleen Shirk

Byron Sibson

good luck reaching your goal!

Jolene Bressi

Kelly Gillen

Susan Anderson

Matthew Riedel

Louise Pancott

Go Bree!

Kaitlyn Maxwell

Timothy Emrick

Good Luck! Love, TJ, Rose, and Tucker

Madelynn Riedel

Kimberly Riedel

Jeanine Nagy

Paddles Up

​​​​​​​​Thank you so much for supporting Liam’s Fire 🔥 

Liam David Nagy was born 1/9/2013 at 2:13pm. He was originally a scheduled induction, however when mom’s uterus unexpectedly ruptured Liam lost an unknown amount of oxygen. Liam was emergently delivered via c section. Liam was barely breathing and immediately began having seizures, and experienced posturing, a sign of severe brain trauma. The official diagnosis for this is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).

Easton hospitals chief of the NICU contacted Dr. Dickey and learned that the LVH hypothermic program had gone live just that day. Liam was transported to LVH and began treatment as soon as possible. The most important thing to understand is Liam never would have made it to the only other area that offered hypothermia treatment (Philadelphia). This is why this foundation is so incredibly important to the community!!

As parents this is the worst nightmare imaginable. The doctors emphasized Liam’s abnormal EEG’s and prepared us for the worst, and we almost had Liam baptized in the NICU. We were prepared best case to bring him home unable to eat, with a feeding tube and possibly much more equipment with several disabilities.

Liam was cooled for three days and then warmed, his breathing tube was removed ... and miracles began to happen!! Liam’s initial MRI showed NO damage!!!!! Liam began eating, crying and meeting milestones like any other baby!! In fact Liam met every milestone his first year of life and defied every prognosis we were given!

Today, Liam is preparing for his graduation from Kindergarten at Shawnee Elementary. While he hit a few very minor bumps in the road, he has continued to be “a strong willed warrior” as his name suggests! We could not than the LHF enough for giving our son the chance to live life to the fullest and can’t wait to row for Liam’s Fire!!!!


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