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LAUREN SHMALO BERG…”strong at the broken places”

Lauren Shmalo Berg, an active, vibrant mother of 2, suffered a severe C3 spinal cord injury October 2020 that left her paralyzed from the neck down. After CPR, weeks in the ICU, multiple surgeries and 3 1/2 months at the Shepherd Institute in Atlanta, Lauren is finally returning home to her husband, Justin, her 6 month old son, Isaac, and her 2 1/2 year old daughter, Lia, and her family and friends. Since, Oct. 4th, due to the Covid pandemic, Lauren has only been able to be with her husband, Justin.

Updates (25)

July 6, 2023

Lauren’s first family vacation since returning 2.5 years ago from Shepherd Center!

October 23, 2022

After avoiding the place she was injured for over two years, Lauren returned to confront those fears and emotions.

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December 18, 2023

You are strong and don’t give up!
Mary Lee and Louie Sirkin

Mary Lee and Louie Sirkin

November 28, 2023

Sending love and get well wishes to Lauren
xoxo Aunt Susan

Susan Shmalo

March 20, 2023

In honor of Albert Shmalo
and Lauren Shmalo Berg
Happy 80 th birthday Albert
love xoxo Susan and Gene

Susan Shmalo