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Lauren was injured 3 weeks after her 19th birthday in an ironic diving accident. Having been a competitive swimmer since age six, she instinctively performed a racing type of dive; straight out & streamlined. Unfortunately, Lauren struck what we believe was the opposite side of the pool and fractured not one, but three cervical vertebrae. The middle one exploded into a burst fracture and further damaged her spinal column.

She was diagnosed as an Asia A Complete C-5/6 Quadriplegic/Tetraplegia and was numb from her chest downward. This was the most severe classification and we were absolutely in shock and disbelief that she was never expected to walk again.

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November 29, 2017
November 11, 2017

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?
Thanks to our generous Supporters & Sponsors , Lauren’s training continues.
AND so does her RECOVERY!!!

Recent activation in her:
Hip Flexors
External Rotators
Quadriceps
Patellar Ligaments
Abdomen
Erector Spinae
Gastroc
Thumb & Index fingers

Now locking out BOTH KNEES while standing!
Regulating BLOOD PRESSURE for the first time in 4 years!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR THESE MIRACULOUS COME BACKS!

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Guestbook

December 3, 2019

You continue to amaze us Lauren! You are always in our thoughts and prayers!

Bernice Duesler

September 22, 2019

Honoring the brave work of Lauren Shevchek and her family. You Ternyik gals rock!

Linda LaGanga

July 19, 2019

Stay strong Lauren

Sandra Marks

June 24, 2019

Lauren is my hero! She inspires me every time she posts on Facebook.

Cheryl Pronchick