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ArenaFan Mourns the Loss of Karter James Lucas

Wednesday July 16, 2014 is saddened by the news of the passing of Karter James Lucas. Karter was born on June 14th and was a micro-preemie baby, have been born after just 22 weeks of pregnancy. He passed away on July 11th.

Parents Jason Lucas and his fiancé, Kristin have had a long road to reach this point with their first son. Kristin fought a seven-year battle with infertility, and her conception was considered a medical miracle. However, Karter's battle for survival was lost less than a month into his life, and Kristin and ArenaFan alum, Jason would like your help.

T-shirts are available for purchase to support "Team Karter," and can be purchased by Clicking Here.

ArenaFan has turned its logos purple for the week in honor of Karter and to support preemie awareness. We will also be collecting funds on behalf of the Lucas family to be donated to the Graham's Foundation, a foundation started by parents of preemie babies to support future parents of preemies. Any donation made by ArenaFan readers during Week 19 of the AFL season will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000. Please contact Adam Markowitz for details.

For more information on preemie awareness, please visit the Graham's Foundation website.

For those in the Orlando area who would like to attend the funeral for Karter, services will be held at Northland Community Church in Longwood on Tuesday, July 22nd at noon. To donate or for information regarding the funeral, please contact Adam Markowitz at