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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.

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May 11, 2021

WOW, just WOW!
In a crazy Covid pandemic, Lauren was casted in the leading female role in an Indi Movie entitled; INTERABLED. She acts as well as sings two original songs written for her role. An endearing story about finding oneself and also dating someone who is “differently” abled.
Check out a sneak peak on the trailer in the YouTube link below.

November 29, 2017

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August 14, 2020

Lauren you are a beautiful person. I stumbled upon you page today, since I met a man that was also injured in a diving accident. ( honesty, I never knew how common this was). As we all count our blessings everyday, I will include you in my prayers for healing. You are an inspiration, stay strong in heart & mind. Much love. G.

Gayle

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

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