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4/18/19 From Geralyn Hartman, Lauren’s Mom: It is with heavy hearts, broken hearts our baby girl Lauren was born to eternal life this morning. What a blessing you have been to Dad and I, to our family, extended family, your husband, daughter and many many more. We were there when you took your first breath at birth, your first breath after your lung transplant and we were here to see you take your last breath on earth. Lauren you fought like hell. Your desire to live was second to none. Rest In Peace my dear. Your legacy will live on in all of us. You can breathe easy, run your heart out and finally suffer no more. Love you more than words Lauren!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and along with that brings the excitement of the 3rd anniversary of Lauren’s double lung transplant. Christmas has always held a special place in my heart and with the miracle of life given to Lauren on Christmas Eve 2015, Christmas brings hope and a new beginning.

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May 13, 2017

Lauren & Tyler’s interview with HelpHopeLive:

September 27, 2016

From Lauren & Tyler, 9-14-16:

BIG day yesterday for #TeamArkens. Lauren had her transplant team follow up. Everything is going great! Lauren gained weight, her PFTs jumped 5 points, sounded great, x-ray looked great, and looks great! No changes to anything. Got bumped to “the 4 month plan” so I don’t see the team again until January!

My 9 month bronchoscopy will be Thursday September 29… Hard to believe we are closing in on 1 year.

The other excitement from the day: Lauren got her feeding tube out that was placed 5 years ago!! This was a big deal to have it removed. Another huge milestone.

#Mynewlungs #hardwork #dedication #progress #TeamArkens

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January 11, 2019

Lauren, Tyler and Lily, You are in our prayers everyday! Margi and Dan Voissem

Dan and Margi Voissem

January 2, 2019

Looking forward to a great recovery and wonderful 2019. Happy New Year!!

Robert & Magdalena Verhasselt

January 3, 2019

Praying for God's healing and the spirit to keep fighting.

Ric & Pat Stelter

January 3, 2019

We love you guys. Hoping 2019 brings you hope and happiness!

Rachel Nutini