Laura cofounded Taylor’s Tale, one of the leading forces in the fight against Batten disease. Her sister, Taylor, was diagnosed with CLN1 disease at age 7; Laura writes “The Long Sprint” to inform and inspire anyone affected by rare disease. She is a professional content writer and published author — her memoir, “Run to the Light,” hit shelves in 2018. She is also a TEDx speaker and prolific runner. Laura earned an English degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Charlotte, she lives with her husband and son in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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