A Hand To Hold
Entrepreneur|December 2019
CLOSE TO THE HEART A necklace featuring her mother's thumbprint lends Lacouture constant support.
Rebecca Lacouture

My mom, Gail, died after a brief illness in 2005. I was a month away from finishing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Tufts University. My dad created a personal gift for my sisters and me: necklaces engraved with our mom’s thumbprint on the front, and her birth date and the date she passed on the back. They would serve as a reminder that our mother is always with us.

Over the years, I’ve come to rely upon that necklace—both personally and professionally.

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