Lauren spoke about the Fire to anyone who would listen - at parties, at lunch, or on the phone. She enjoyed the team’s ups and downs, wins and losses, banter and comments. She was a teacher for eleven years, often using soccer-related themes for her classes. She loved math, as shown in her ability to speak to the team’s stats sometimes with vigor.
Lauren had many great times at Fire games and events with her special soccer friends, Lindsay and Tatiana. She loved the special events and wore her team apparel all of the time, and often gave the items as gifts. The Fire were “her team.” Soccer helped her though many tough times.
Her one wish during her last fight was to go to one more Fire game. She made it and loved it.