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  • Charlotte Smarty Pants

    I am beyond thrilled to share this super Smarty Mom, Laura, with you all. She is a local treasure who has brought awareness for Batten disease in honor of her sister, Taylor.

  • Carol Baldwin's Blog

    Learn what inspired Edwards to write Run to the Light, and enter to win a free copy of the book when it is released in November.

  • DNA Science Blog

    Taylor’s family has raised funds for an upcoming clinical trial for a gene therapy. Her sister Laura tells the story in a TEDx talk and in her book, Run To the Light, due out in November.

  • DNA Science Blog

    Laura King Edwards, who is running a race in every state to raise awareness for her younger sister Taylor’s battle against Batten disease, is giving a TEDx talk in Charlotte.

  • StyleBlueprint

    Laura King Edwards has a lot going on. She’s a writer, a rare disease advocate and she does marketing at one of the biggest firms in Charlotte. But she’s also an accomplished runner (with the goal of running a race in all 50 states) and a sister on a mission: She co-founded a non-profit to help fight for her younger sister. But at the heart of it all, she says she’s a storyteller. In fact, her first book will be published next year, and she’s gearing up to give a TEDx Talk in just a few weeks. Get to know Laura King Edwards, today’s FACE of Charlotte.