Join us in supporting Lauren Shmalo Berg!


Lauren and the Berg family would like to thank everyone for helping us reach our initial goal! As Lauren continues to recover, you can follow along on her page at (search: Lauren Berg) where you can contribute a tax deductible donation.

Lauren has regained sensation throughout her body and minor movement in both hands and feet. She is working hard at physical therapy 5 days a week and is getting stronger physically and mentally each day. She is committed to doing whatever it takes to recover, so she can get back being a mother in full form. 

The Berg family is beyond grateful for your support. Thank you for being a part of Lauren’s journey.

Lauren’s Story:

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



  • David Bellos
    • $250 
    • 8 mos
  • Deborah DiIorio
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • David Bellos
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Sherry Kopman
    • $250 
    • 1 yr
  • Patricia Walterman
    • $200 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team (2)

Erica Cohen
Raised $5,383 from 35 donations
Cincinnati, OH
Justin Berg
Cyvia Star
Team member
Raised $1,489 from 15 donations
This team raised $209,918 from 1795 other donations.

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