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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.

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October 11, 2021

Here is a progress update for Lauren – in particular her right hand – from Oct 2020 to Oct 2021. Long way to go but headed in the “right” direction!

September 7, 2021

Nearly 7 months after Lauren returned home from Shepherd Center, she was fitted for her custom wheelchair. As frustrating as it was to wait that long, the chair is worth the wait. October 4 marks one year since the injury. Last week her OT noticed that her right bicep started working, which is a big development because as she gains strength, that can help her feed herself. Thanks for the donations, love and support!

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September 26, 2021

We are all thinking of you, The Reed Family

Barbara and Michael Reed

September 22, 2021

The Herman family wishes you lots of strength on your road to recovery. You have been an inspiration to us! Keep fighting!

Valerie Heman

September 8, 2021

Lauren, We are thinking of you and are wishing you all the best for a very healthy, happy New Year! XO, Alexis, Michael, Anna and Zoe Wintrob

Alexis Wintrob

August 3, 2021

Lauren, Your journey to recovery has been so inspiring to witness on Facebook. Your positivity and optimism has always brought light to the world and I admire your incredible strength. I am praying for your recovery. Many blessings to you and your family. You’ve got this Girl!!! You’re fellow skating sister, Katie (Carter) Snow

Katherine Snow