Local Mom Supports Troops During Holidays

Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 21:40:57-05

A local mom delivered Christmas cheer to the Tennessee Fisher House in the form of baskets.

Judy Lawrence is a rehab services director at TriStar Southern Hills and a Gold Star Mom.

Lawrence's son was killed in 2011 while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan.

Ever since, she has been tirelessly dedicating her time to giving back to troops overseas and our local veterans each holiday season.

"We wanted to do what we could to make it comfortable for them and make their holidays a little brighter. Everyone that is here is here because of an illness or injury something that has disrupted their lives; so we're just thrilled that we have the opportunity," said Lawrence.

In addition to donating gift baskets to the Fisher House, Lawrence has organized cookie baking for the troops at TriStar Southern Hills and sent numerous care packages overseas.