Join us in supporting Lauren Shmalo Berg!

On Sunday, October 4th, our most beloved and beautiful family member and friend, Lauren Shmalo Berg, was in a critical accident. She fell down a flight of steps and suffered severe trauma to her neck and spine. Lauren was administered CPR and air lifted to Miami Valley Hospital where she underwent an 8 hour surgery following the incident.

 Lauren has spent the past week in the Intensive Care Unit, away from her kids, attempting to recover. She will soon be transported to the University of Cincinnati Daniel Drake Rehabilitation Center to begin the recovery process of regaining feeling and functionality in her arms and legs.

As we all know, Lauren is as much a force as she is a guiding light for so many of us, including her husband Justin, two year old daughter Lia and three month old son Isaac. Lauren is dynamic, she is empathetic and she is, without a doubt, a survivor.

Lauren has always prided herself on others in need and now can use your help. The health care, child care and other living costs will be extensive.

As Lauren told us before and after her surgery, “I WILL walk again.” While Lauren has always been a dazzling cheerleader for so many, it is now our opportunity to be hers. Please help Lauren make this a reality by making a contribution to her

Organized by Lauren’s long time best friends and and champions, Erica Cohen -Biscotti and Cyvia Star


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  • Paul and Debbie Heldman/Kirshner  
    • $200 
    • 5 hrs
  • Cameron Pangrle 
    • $100 
    • 13 hrs
  • Merle Datnow 
    • $250 
    • 14 hrs
  • Abby Schwartz 
    • $118 
    • 14 hrs
  • Barbara Lesser 
    • $35 
    • 1 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Erica Cohen 
Raised $690 from 5 donations
Cincinnati, OH
Justin Berg 
Cyvia Star 
Team member
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