‘Assist a Hero’ occasion to lift cash for Highway Residence Program, which helps veterans, households with PTSD

CHICAGO (WLS) – A mother from Chicago who lost her son, a soldier in Afghanistan, works to help veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Corporal Conner Lowry was killed abroad in 2012. Modie Lavin used her grief to help other soldiers and their families, and now she has support from a local aldermen.

Modie Lavin is the Outreach Coordinator for the Road Home Program in Rush and the 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea is starting the “Help a Hero” fundraiser this month to help. They joined ABC7 to talk about the program and fundraiser.

You can find more information about the fundraiser at www.the19thward.com For more information on the Road Home program, please visit roadhomeprogram.org.

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