The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Good things happen in threes, so I’m expecting to do another post about a paralegal getting a new home from a TV show in the very near future. After blogging only yesterday about a paralegal and her family receiving a new home from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, it’s a neat coincidence to read that another paralegal and a single mother, Laurie O’Hara from Parsippany, New Jersey, is also getting help after her home was severely damaged by fire in January.
The Jan. 24 fire tore through the three-floor bi-level home on the corner of Doric Avenue and Homer Street, destroying nearly all the family’s possessions and ultimately causing the death of one of their two dogs, Iggy a year-old Schnoodle.
“These scenarios run through your head of what could have happened if we were home,” O’Hara, a paralegal, said this week. “It’s devastating. The hardest part was losing my parents’ things, Mother’s Day cards made by my kids, little things that with the loss of our dog, I faced a daily battle of crying.”