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Quarles & Brady Showcased in “Indianapolis attorneys climb to honor life, lung disease patients”

The Indiana Lawyer

The Indiana Lawyer highlighted the efforts of our Indianapolis office to support the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb. The publication recognized the office’s contributions to the organization for the past seven years. Read the full article on the link below to learn more about Quarles Climbers for Maddie’s story.

Below is an excerpt:

Gathered with friends and colleagues during a lively American Lung Association gala, Kirsten Tragesser turned to her husband and asked, “Do you think I should tell them?”

Her husband Joel responded with a supportive “yes.” So, as tears filled her eyes, Kirsten shared with the group a piece of her heart — the death of her almost 3-year-old daughter Maddie to lung disease.

“I looked across the table and Kirsten was crying,” recalled Daniel Long, a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP. Joel Tragesser, the managing partner of Quarles’ Indianapolis office, was seated by Kirsten’s side at that table as she shared about her daughter’s life and fight to live.

While Kirsten shared about Maddie’s death, something new was born: a passion among the Quarles community to keep her memory alive. The flame that was lit that day in 2014 continues to blaze today.

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