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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 (15)

July 15, 2021

Big Breakthrough!

June 30, 2021

Mid-June update: Progress!

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July 16, 2021

Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good work. The Reeds love you!

Barbara Reed

July 16, 2021

I’m honor of Lauren and Justin with love.


July 10, 2021

Your Wise Temple congregation supports you!


July 2, 2021

Lauren, We are so excited to see your progress! Thanks for sharing your ride as your operate your motor vehicle! Thinking of you often! Love, Marcy,Mark, Sammy and Annie

Marcy Kanter