Our Very Own Hero!

The Junior League of Bristol is honored to recognize Sustainer Laura Slaughter for her work as a Neurological ICU Nurse based at Holston Valley Hospital. She is a graduate of the ETSU School of Nursing.

In late March, Laura volunteered to travel to the Staten Island Hospital/New York City where she worked for six weeks in a ward that was 100% Covid-19 patients. The City of New York provided a hotel room and transportation to and from the hospital. While riding the bus to and from work, the nurses would be cheered along the route by people on the streets. They were also thanked for their work any time they went out to pick up food.

In mid-July, Laura then traveled to Brownsville, Texas, to work for eight weeks at another hospital that is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases and other serious diagnoses. She will return to Bristol later this month.

Laura transferred to the JLB from the Knoxville Junior League in 2012-13 and became a sustainer in 2016-17. It is certainly accurate to say that Laura’s volunteer training with the League is serving her well in her chosen field of nursing.

Laura’s mother, Judy Slaughter, is also a JLB Sustainer. In Laura’s absence, Judy has been caring for Laura’s cat who just had four adorable calico kittens (in case anyone needs a kitten).

Thank you, Laura. The Junior League of Bristol is extremely proud of you!