The MENTOR Network

Lucas Lawrence Licensed Practical Nurse, REM Iowa

Lucas Lawrence started in a direct support role at REM’s Eighth Street house in Marion, Iowa in 2007 before becoming its Program Nurse last year. According to his colleagues, he quickly became a role model to the residents, a group of active young men challenged by severe and profound intellectual disabilities, and wears whatever hat he needs to so they can succeed.

Watch Lucas accept his 2011 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside his fellow winners at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.