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Finding ‘The Gift in the Wound’

Published: November 23, 2011 | Category: News

For Laurie Kammer, Long Process of Healing is Well Under Way

Laurie Kammer, 27, is a daughter, a sister, a dancer, a ukulele player, a graphic artist, a young woman and a friend to many here in town, where she grew up and went to high school, graduating in 2003.

Since June, Laurie has also been paralyzed from the waist down after she fell from a tree in New Jersey.

After graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in graphic design, Laurie had moved to New Jersey in 2009 to live with her brother, John, and his wife, Maria. She worked as a nanny for the couple’s two children.

This past summer, on June 9, she and a friend were in a tree house. They were about 15 feet up, she said, when a board she was standing on collapsed. Continue Reading »