I am the sister of Laurie Porter Campbell, who lost her fight with a pituitary brain tumor on April 2, 2004. Laurie was diagnosed in the fall of 1992 and had many surgeries until she had a massive stroke in September of 1998. She lived at the Hospital For Special Care for six years, never being able to speak to us again.
Laurie was a daughter, sister , mother, wife, and friend all wrapped up into one person. She celebrated what is special in others: generosity, grace and altruism. We will always miss the sparkle in her unforgettable eyes and the joy her smile radiated as she lit up a room. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of her and miss her so...
My family and I give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to call my sister, the extraordinary Laurie, whose loving beauty will fill our hearts forever. In the words of Mother Theresa, "We cannot do great things; we can only do small things with great love". In my life, no person has embodied this sentiment more than my precious sister. Laurie's spirit will live on through her most proud creation, her daughter, Chelsea. Heaven is blessed with the angel that it received in Laurie. We honor all of the wonderful people who have changed our lives through their kindness and compassion. May God bless you Laurie. You will live in our hearts forever.
- Submitted by Kimberly Porter Dowie