And during her years at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, her love for the families served by MDA was ever present. She was caring, personable, professional, fun-loving. and had a wonderful laugh. She took each day as gift, put others first and strived to do her best no matter what the circumstances.
I always loved working with Laurie and appreciated how attentive she was to the special needs, requests and accommodations of our MDA families traveling on behalf of the Association for a meeting, event or the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. She went above and beyond the call of duty, always made sure they had what they needed and were comfortable traveling and in their new surroundings - just like she would do for her own family!
Laurie was a combination of strength and grace contained in a gentle soul. Someone once wrote, “a life well-lived is a precious gift.” May we all keep the precious gift of Laurie and her family close in our hearts today and always.
- Mike Blishak, Senior Vice President Community Programs, MDA - Retired