Threds of Red
Providing protection, Promoting dignity, and Preserving life-long learning...Period

Laurie Freeman

Raised in Las Vegas, Laurie relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2006. 

As a young teenager, she frequently dreamed of traveling to Africa and felt a calling to work with underserved, impoverished children abroad.

After working as a pediatric nurse for over 20 years, Laurie found her way on her first humanitarian medical mission in 2007 and hasn't looked back!
Following that inaugural mission trip to Africa, Laurie has continued to serve on 21 international medical missions with a local organization, Project Helping Hands and internationally reknown Operation Smile. Additionally, she has deployed on three international emergency response teams with Samaritan's Purse.

In her free time, she works at the Shriner's Hospital for Children, enjoys hiking, biking and exploring nature. She completed her first full marathon to raise funds for her feminine hygiene program in Uganda.

Laurie resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband Matthew, dogs Zoey and Bella and has three adult children Erik, Chelsea and Kai.