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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 (22)

July 20, 2022

Steady progress with Lauren’s legs as she begins to do part of the work with the assisted walking. A new development with her mobile arm support - she’s able to paint and for the first time since the injury, she fed herself!

May 22, 2022

Lauren now has movement in both hands and both feet. The left hand was the last to wake up—but better late than never!

Thank you for your love and support!

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May 25, 2022

Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight!

Jordanna Dworkin

April 7, 2022

Mazal tov on being the honoree for Campus Superstar 2022! You are strong, brave and inspirational.
Sending love from the Bachrach Family (Marcie, Nathan, Arielle, Liora and Micah)

Marcie Bachrach

April 5, 2022

Honoring courage and love!

Lori Lobsiger and Kim Mann