About the Holiday Card Challenge
messages, along with others by the same two
provide much of the energy behind Laura's
unstoppable optimism, drive, and determination.
Laura's career as a clinical
has also provided a backdrop to her commitment to
helping others and raising awareness of the
kindness, compassion, and not just tolerance but
acceptance of others.
Community service was a central part of her
and she hopes that she has -in creating the
Military Holiday Card Challenge-
carried that message of giving to the next
Laura genuinely enjoys
the opportunity to assist
anyone who wants to create a local Military
Holiday Card Challenge
or frankly, who just wants to sign one single
Her belief that “Every Card Counts” rules the day.
She is as grateful for one card signed with
as she is for 1,000 signed cards.
Laura is open to your ideas and suggestions
about how to best achieve the
Military Holiday Card Challenge goals!
The veterans and service
families that Laura has met
through the Card Challenge have changed her life.
Stories of dedication, loyalty and sacrifice have
been inspiring, sometimes prompting laughter and
sometimes prompting tears.
It is the very thought of our deployed troops
a hand written message of holiday cheer and
that drives Laura to continue the Card Challenge
In 2017, Laura met a Vietnam Veteran who still
carries with him
a card that he received from a child when he was
in Vietnam 50 years ago.
He said that that single message
brought him comfort and hope
as well as the knowledge that
there was someone back home in the States
who was thinking of him during his darkest hours.
If that one card after all
these years continues
to have such a profound impact on that
then the least that Laura can do is to
carry on her mission and invite all to