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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 (21)

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!

March 1, 2022

Lauren’s progress after one year out of the hospital is encouraging…

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Guestbook

April 7, 2022

Lauren,
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

April 5, 2022

Dear Lauren,
We've met once in different times, in Carnegie Hall - the family reunion organized by Rob. What I remember...is this famous family smile on your and every family member's face. You still have it!
My admiration for your incredible fight, power and believe for happy ending.
Happy Birthday!!!!
Ewa

Ewa Manuszak