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Stories that inspired in 2012 | Lynnfield

A mother’s love helps others

After her daughter Laurie was diagnosed with mental illness 23 years ago, Pat Lawrence ­became her champion.

“I had an 18-year-old daughter who was very sweet, very innocent, and very psychotic,” said ­Lawrence, 73, of ­Lynnfield. “A doctor told me to give up on my hopes and dreams for her. I wouldn’t.”

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