Many thanks to HHL Emily Webb for creating this photo montage & the PLEDGE for dive safety! July is peak month for dive accidents & as it draws to a close, be mindful; IF YOU CAN'T SEE THROUGH IT ... DON'T DIVE IN TO IT!!! Enjoy the summer splendor, pools ,lakes, oceans & rivers. But when it comes to diving head first ... Just DON'T Do It!
Jun 09, 2017
Four years ago today June 10th, Lauren took a life changing dive that paralyzed her body as a quadriplegic. TODAY IS HER LIFE DAY - a day we celebrate that she DIDN'T DROWN, DIDN'T DIE that night. The irony of this injury still haunts us today as she was so competent in the water since age 6: a district qualifying distance flyer, a lifeguard & a water polo player in college. At 19 her life changed radically as that instinctive decision to streamline dive into a body of water she couldn't navigate caused this tragic, catastrophic injury. She coined the phrase, "If you can't see through it, don't dive into it" She teaches that to local kids every year in hopes of keeping them safe. If dive accidents occurred year round, they surely would represent a more significant statistic. However, as a seasonal activity, they do account for more then 2/3rds of all Sport related Spinal Cord Injuries & it is 100% PREVENTABLE. We aspire to change dive injury statistics radically thru education and implementation of proper effective warnings on beaches, lakes, rivers and pools everywhere.
Hope everyone has a safe & injury free summer!!! Janice Shevchek - Lauren & Erika's Mom
Feb 17, 2017
STANDING TALL! Lauren is pushing the envelope now training in facilities that are 100% devoted to Neuro Recovery. We are so amazed at the dedicated staff & owners of these facilities. Lauren...
Nov 29, 2016
Feeling so very blessed to be able to continue active therapy & forge through the arduous task of paralysis recovery.
To all of those who have donated and continue to support this charter...
Aug 02, 2016
Some Phanatic LOVE! A huge shout out to the Phillie Phanatic who helped open our Golf Fundrasier with a bang! Many thanks to the golfers who endured the heat and joined us for an outstanding...
Jul 27, 2016
THANK YOU to all of our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who made yesterday's 3rd Annual Golf Fundraiser for Lauren a great event! Not early Thunderstorms, nor 94 degree scorching sun could...
Jul 11, 2016
JULY is the LEADING month for SPINAL CORD INJURIES form DIVE ACCIDENTS! Share Lauren's warning: "If you CAN"T SEE THROUGH it, DON"T DIVE into it! Join us Sunday, July 17th for Phillies...
Feb 11, 2016
We are very excited for Lauren's progress at the Neuro Recovery at Barwis Methods. She has greatly improved torso control and has proved communication and activation in her back and gluteus...
Sep 08, 2015
Lauren is making amazing strides in Neuro Recovy & we hope to have video posted soon to show you the positive impact your support has made! Next step, literally, is to purchase leg...
May 14, 2015
THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL GOLF FUNDRAISER! "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~ Hellen Keller
- OUR GRATITUDE to all of our SPONSORS for their generous support. -...
Apr 29, 2015
Thank- you to all of Lauren's many followers. Just an update to let you know that we have SOLD OUT spaces for the golf tournament. Some of you may wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to the...