After Laurie Boyer’s older brother Tommy passed away from dermatomyositis in 2012, she and other members of her family created the Team Tommy Foundation as a way to fulfill her brother’s dying wish to help others with this rare disease. Since that time, Team Tommy has been a dynamic supporter of TMA, both in the local Florida area and nationally. Laurie works as an instructional specialist in the Port St. Lucie Public Schools and serves as administrative director for the Team Tommy Foundation. She has two children, a son Derek and a daughter Victoria.