‘For today I will be grateful’: Lobbyist Abigail St. Lawrence won’t let stroke keep her down

BUTTE — There used to be photos on social media of her legs, often clad in colorful heels and resting on the floor of the statehouse as she tweeted about what lay ahead of her that day in the legislative session.

Abigail St. Lawrence represented a cluster of groups as a lobbyist, sometimes speaking several times a day during the sessions and prowling the halls at the Montana Capitol during the interim at various hearings or other state business.

And if she wasn’t posting online about state stuff, she often wrote about her historic home in Uptown Butte that she shared with her best friend and their German short-haired pointers, Gov. Ann Richards and Apollo.

But then, on June 17, 2022, the messages stopped.

St. Lawrence had suffered a stroke in which she has defied the prognosis on her chances for recovery and has been on a laborious road to recuperation that some describe as a miracle.

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Abigail St. Lawrence makes her way down the steps of Jade Hair Studio and Spa on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023,

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