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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 (24)

October 23, 2022

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

October 5, 2022

2 Years since the injury — Lauren is much stronger in every way. Still a lot of work to do, but she is ready!

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March 20, 2023

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

Susan Shmalo

March 19, 2023

In Honor of Uncle Albert's 80th Birthday! xoxo

Julie & Paul Datnow

February 9, 2023

In memory of Emily Chaiken, mother of Janet Berg

Caryn and Denny Baum