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 Christopher Michael Viesto

Christopher Michael Viesto

Death 10 Mar 1988 (aged 2)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 86519668 · View Source
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Christopher died of leukemia at home with his family around him. He had originally been taken to Seattle to have a bone marrow transplant, but when a donor wasn't found, his family returned to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he continued to decline. His family decided to bring him home to be with them. Christopher's medications, IVs, etc were administered at home by his loving family and visiting nurses until he died.

A massive campaign for the family in Stamford, CT raised over $150,000 to help pay for a bone marrow transplant and other medical care, but in spite of a country-wide search, a suitable donor was never found.

Christopher had police and fire escorts to his burial site, with dozens of dignitaries attending.

His devastated parents, grandparents and siblings are left to mourn him.

  • Created by: Daddys♥Girl
  • Added: 10 Mar 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Michael Viesto (16 May 1985–10 Mar 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86519668, citing Saint John Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Daddys♥Girl (contributor 47500466) .