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  1. Mark Bourland says:

    I read about your accident. I hope you recover quickly and that you have little pain. It is a wonder you are alive. When I was a Marine, I was frequently around propeller-type aircraft. There was always someone there in charge of safety. I’m sorry there was not someone there for you.
    –Mark

  2. Jay says:

    I read about the horrible accident that happened to Lauren this weekend and wanted to send my thoughts for a quick recovery. May god bless you and help you recover.

  3. Kelli says:

    Heard about your story from People.com! I’m sorry to hear what happened and stay strong! Praying for you and your family!!! Kelli

  4. Maria Arroyo says:

    Dear Lauren and Family, I am so moved and sorry to hear of your accident. I am praying for you here in Ramona, California (in San Diego county). Just reading your blog– you are clearly a talented young woman–with an eye for fashion and business. I pray you will recover quickly. I have 3 daughters and I pray for both you and your mother.

  5. kriss says:

    i just read about your accident. i pray for you and hope you get better very soon!! lots of love! kriss

  6. Staci Smith says:

    Dear sweet Lauren, my son, daughter and I just saw a segment about you and your accident on the Today Show. We are sending you prayers from York, PA. Please stay positive and continue to have faith. Peace and love,

    Todd, Staci Smith

  7. My prayers for lauren and wishing for her to have a full and fast recovery.

  8. Watched the news about Lauren this morning, and was inspired by her parents’ marriage, mention of faith in Jesus Christ, and Lauren’s passion for fashion. Wanted to let her family know that we are praying for a full recovery.
    Becky Ochsner
    http://www.iowafarmphotography.com

  9. danika says:

    Sending you my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  10. Kyle Mecham says:

    I just saw your story and am praying for you.

  11. Julie Coleman says:

    We are praying for you Lauren. We saw your parents on the morning show. Remember for every one person who tells you they are praying or you, there are thousands more who are! Just imagine the power within you 🙂 God Bless You!
    Julie C from Iowa

  12. Kristin Lawrence-Monroe says:

    I was snow skiing 6 weeks after my amputation. I water ski, play tennis, horseback ride, and am basically able to do almost anything with the right prosthetic.
    Don’t forget, you have to laugh at yourself sometimes too. Sense of humor is a must.
    If you ever want to talk, please let me know. I don’t want to put my phone number on blog but would be happy to give to you.

  13. im sorry for ur accident, hope u will recover. im happy ur survived. u have a beautiful soul.

  14. Get well soon! God Bless!

  15. Steve Warstler says:

    Prayers going up for Lauren. May our lord Jesus walk close beside you during your recovery and may He bless your life beyond your wildest dreams.

  16. Prayers going out to you … come back to us soon.

  17. Kerri says:

    Kerri from Australia here thinking of you after such a tragic accident. I pray that you recover soon. Much love sent your way xxxx

  18. Jim from Napa says:

    Much love to you Lauren. Our deepest prayers are with you!

  19. Krista Sheehan says:

    So sorry to hear about your accident! I am sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery. Good luck to you and hopefully you will be blogging again in the future. Its very important to you and your followers~!
    Get well soon girl!

    Krista Sheehan

  20. Lisa Jones says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your horrible accident. It brought tears to my eyes. I hope you heal quickly. I heard your dad say you love the Lord and that made me so happy, because I love him too. I pray that he strengthens you. Please know you are in my prayers. I am so sorry this happened to you.

  21. Melba says:

    So sadden by your accident Lauren. Be strong and get well soon. My prayers are with you.
    Melba

  22. Lori Doise says:

    Prayers going to you and your family! Loving you from Louisiana, your sister in Christ, Lori

  23. Felipe says:

    I just happened to see your story and I wanted to send you much love and luck to you. It is very good to know that you’re alive. That’s what matters most. Be strong and embrace every bit of good you have in your life.
    Take care

  24. Jason Grandon says:

    We wish you a speedy recovery and our wishes our with you.

    Jason Grandon
    Instantrenters.com
    G2 Entertainment Management

  25. Paul says:

    The LORD bless you and keep you;
    The LORD make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.

  26. Kourtney Cline says:

    Hey Lauren! I was just looking through your site and I fell in love with it. Fashion is my life and I envy your passion for it. I plan on going to a fashion school in the fall and make a career out of it. If you are ever looking for a partner or help with your magazine, I would love to contribute my ideas. If you are interested, please email me back. Thank you -Kourtney Cline

  27. Danielle says:

    I am so sorry about your accident. Many people are praying for you and wishing you well. Please remember when you’re feeling like giving up or wondering why this happened to you, that my first thought when I heard about this was what a miracle it is that you survived. As much as I wish this terrible accident had never happened, I am still grateful to be writing to you and pulling for you rather than reading about you in the past tense. I know that your family feels the same way. When I heard your mother describe the agonizing wait for help, my heart just shattered. I am a mother of five, and I can only imagine her feelings of fear and helplessness. At the same time, I believe that having her there with you was probably the greatest comfort and gift. Her love surely sustained you and kept you here during those precious moments when it was just her and her baby. I truly believe the power of a mother’s bond can keep death at bay. You are young, strong and capable. You still have so much more to do and be. Every moment that we live is a gift and an opportunity to make things better. Don’t give up on yourself. Your life is changed, not over.

    With love to you and your family,
    Danielle Eastmond

  28. guitardedx69 says:

    Lauren, please get will soon! We’re all thinking about you! ❤

  29. Adrian Archer says:

    I would like to extend prayers of grace and mercy for healing and encouragement for Lauren and the Scruggs family.I can only imagine what they must be feeling at this time,however I believe with all my heart that God is working a miracle in her life and we all are going to witness the beautiful light that will forever flow in Lauren’s life.When I first read of this incident I felt a strong desire to pray for her and the remarkable recovery yet to come,and with this also comes a long road of rebuilding but with(God All Things Are Possible) and if i may recommend the movie Soul Surfer it’s worth watching for all of us especially Lauren.Thanks for allowing me to share what’s in my heart and i wait patiently for God’s revelation in her Life and continued success to lolo magazine.

  30. Joan Edwards says:

    Prayers and love for you.

    Rachel and Joan Edwards

  31. Samantha Edwards says:

    I heard about your accident and I wish you all the best on your recovery. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  32. Heather Barlow says:

    Dear Lauren,
    May God Bless you on your recovery my prayers and thoughts are with you..

    Love Heather

  33. Stein says:

    Hi Lauren!

    Wish you the best. Get well soon ……

    Best wishes from Norway

  34. Clarissa says:

    Lauren.
    We don’t know each other. Actually we are miles and miles away. I’m from Puerto Rico. I love your blog. I just want you to know that I support you. I know you will make it and that I wont stop praying for you and your family.
    Big hug,
    Clarissa

  35. So sorry to learn of your accident. I pray that God will bless you in your recovery.

  36. Reena says:

    Hello Lauren,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your recent bad luck. I myself had many recent episodes of bad luck that changed my life also. You are actually my new role model- I loveeeeee fashion myself and study it very carefully and passionally! Stay strong dear; I will continue keeping you in my prayers!

    Xoxo
    Reena

  37. Gale says:

    May God bless you with healing. sweet girl. Praying for miracles for you.

  38. Hi Lauren and company, first off, you are in my prayers and thoughts, be strong and remember, this too, shall pass. You have a great future ahead of you so heal well. Sincerely, Brigid Heckman and Family

    To the Editors of Lolo Magazine;

    …I wanted to let you know I really enjoy your Lolo blog; I have forwarded to my 2 fashion forward daughters. I also wanted to ask your company if they would consider pitching Swarovski’s newest division, Touchstone Crystal Jewelry (http://www.theluxcrystal.com)
    I am a new consultant with this awesome company and really want to share this fabulous bling with all of my fashionista sisters. I would be more than happy to send your company a piece of jewelry to review. In fact, we could run a contest, whereas they would visit my facebook page/like it and return to your page for giveaway. Please let me know what you think of this fabulous proposition. You might also consider a online jewelry party; with 1,000.00 in sales, our hostess rewards in January are double. This means you would get 300.00 in free Swarovski/Touchstone Crystal bling for a 1,000.00 online party! Thank you for your consideration

  39. Chris Janke says:

    Hi,
    I saw your story on the TODAY SHOW and I wish you a speedy rocovery and best wishes!
    Hang in there!
    All the best!
    -Chris Janke
    Hollywood, CA

  40. Raphael says:

    Hi Lauren
    I hope you are feeling stronger as God gives. I have you in my prayers.

    Ralph,Ct.

  41. Robin says:

    Praying you have a speedy recovery Lauren. God bless you and your family.

  42. alfonso manfredo says:

    Dear Lauren
    Even during this stormy time right now, your trial will pass ,I am sure of it, also know for sure that my prayers are being heard bu Our heavenly Father, and His Beloved.There is nothing that he cannot do, if we believe in him, and love and follow him.
    You will recover and be very blessed by this difficult trial. I do not know you, but precieve your spirit is beautiful, and if i may add , so are your parents.
    Yah Bless you and make you whole, physically and spiritually.
    Know i will be praying for you dear Lauren .
    As a believer his command is to truly love all from the heart; Matt:22,37,40
    Mat 22:37 And יהושע said to him, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’
    Mat 22:38 “This is the first and great command.
    Mat 22:39 “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
    Mat 22:40 “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.”

    Php 2:1 If, then, there is any encouragement in Messiah, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
    Php 2:2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, one in being and of purpose,
    Php 2:3 doing none at all through selfishness or self-conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
    Php 2:4 Each one should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
    Php 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah יהושע,
    Php 2:6 who, being in the form of Elohim, did not regard equality with Elohim a matter to be grasped,
    Php 2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men.
    Php 2:8 And having been found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, death even of a stake.
    Php 2:9 Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name,
    Php 2:10 that at the Name of יהושע every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
    Php 2:11 and every tongue should confess that יהושע Messiah is Master, to the esteem of Elohim the Father.
    Shalom, and Love.
    alfonso

  43. Rebecca Kellogg says:

    You are the true meaning of
    Triumph over adversity. You and
    Your family provide the living example for all of us to follow and remember: with love and faith everything can be done!

    Many blessing hugs and kisses from Puert Rico!

  44. Andressa says:

    Hey, I don’t know how exactly write a reply for you… But well, I’ll just try. First, I’m from Brazil! I want you to know that people here is praying for you too (you’re very beloved!). And also, I had never heard about you before what happened to you. I saw a report on UOL webside, and I researched a little more about you. Well, I just loved your blog, I became a fan of yours! And then… I just felt somethings about your accident. I want you to know something that happened to me when I was a kid… I suffered an acident when I was 9, I was riding a bike in a park, then I just had the idea to down a slope, but at the end of the slope, the brake of the bicycle failed. I flipped, and I was injured. I remember the doctor saying “she’s supposed to be dead”. I think he said it to my mom. I also have a very courageous mother hahaha. At the end, I just lost a tooth, and I got a scar on my mouth. The scar is very big. I was the prettiest in my class, so it just changed my life… as I grow up, the scar got smaller, but it’s still there. I had to learn how to smile differently from other people. But if I hadn’t suffered this accident, I wouldn’t be the same person. I wouldn’t believe in God… even my family being Christian, I didn’t know Him before that. I was very young, but now I have 21, I’m already married and I have a very hard but very happy life. I want to talk with you, it’s very good to speak to people that understands what you feel, I want you to know that you can count on me, my english is not so great but I really think that we can speak normally hahaha. Anyway, I keep praying for you, everyday I research news to know if you got better, so I hope you recover soon, and Lo, remember that you’re never alone, God is always watching over you. He really loves you. I know it’s hard to understand, but one day, you’ll feel glad because God chose you, you’re very special for him and for people around you (and I think the world! haha). Best regards from Brazil, and God bless you!

  45. Amy Tannehill says:

    Ms. Lauren,
    I suffered injuries from a very serious motor vehicle accident back in 1989 just eat of Plano, TX. I was 21 yrs old at the time and was momentarily devastated by my injuries: Nearly lost my entire left arm (chemical burns, fractures and nerve loss), broken jaw in 2 places, severely damaged right knee, and 40% of my body was covered by chemical burns and asphalt abrasions. I felt very disfigured and wondered if I would ever be accepted amongst my “beautiful” friends again, find love, etc. It took me 3 yrs with therapists, my strong will and the support of family and friends to make it back to what I was before my accident to return something close to what I once was. I am an avid exerciser to this day because I learned early on that I must continue with physical strengthening to maintain my damaged body. MY POINT? I simply want you to know that you WILL be beautiful again. You WILL turn heads again. You WILL reach a point in your life where your injuries will NOT be the 1st thing people see when they see you. I have enjoyed watching and hearing about your will, your faith and your journey to recovery. Keep up the good work. Do NOT give up!!!
    Amy Tannehill

  46. Rev. John Hohe says:

    You are in my personal prayers often. Same say have great faith sustains us at times like this. I side more with that we have a great God in Jesus who sustains us even when the strength of our faith may waver. May He carry you through this.

    Rev. John Hohe
    Lutheran Pastor
    Powell OH

  47. Debbie says:

    I felt so bad for you when I heard about your accident. I know you will have some tough days ahead of you but you seem to have a great attitude . God Bless you and you are in my prayers.

  48. Kristi says:

    I read about your accident and felt terrible about what happened to you. However, I was delighted to read about your testimony and your witness for Christ! In this day and age, it is rare to find someone in the movie/modeling industry that is willing to share those beliefs because it isn’t popular. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover and find God’s plan for your future and you surely do have a hope and a future! Jeremiah 29:11

  49. sidewinder says:

    Lauren, You don’t know me but my name is Jeffrey McGill from Abie Nebraska. I’m glad to hear from the news that you are recovering well. My prayers are with you and good luck with everything you do.

  50. Dan says:

    So glad you are doing better. Hang in there!

  51. Shanna says:

    Hi Lauren,
    You’re a great inspiration. I am amazed at how strong you are and that you’re able to maintain a positive attitude despite your pain and suffering. My problems seem so trivial in comparison to what you’re going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless you and continue to give you strength.

    Atlanta, GA

  52. Bill says:

    Hi Lolo. I read about your accident and wanted to wish you a speedy and complete recovery. I had a boat propeller accident when I was 18 and nearly lost my left arm. I did rehab for a year and the movement finally came back. I would say it’s 90% or so of what it should be otherwise. I also am a Christian and lean on the Lord for strength. I was able to become a surgeon and operate without much difficulty. I pray that you don’t let this get you down and that God makes His plan for you known.

  53. Leigh Sidell says:

    God bless you, Lauren. I, too, am a born again Christian. I am so sorry that you were injured so badly and are now having to deal with so much. I cannot even imagine how hard that is. I would imagine it’s a day by day, hour by hour, and often times minute by minute thing.

    I don’t know why this has happened, but you remind me of the surfer Bethany Hamilton. She is also a born again Christian and had her arm bitten off by a shark. By the grace of God, her hard work and determined spirit, she overcame her “disability” and went on to become an incredible professional surfer and has touched thousands of people with the love of Christ. She has reached more people for Christ since her accident than–I believe–she ever could have without it happening. You, your story, and your journey remind me of Bethany. I have seen, already, our great God use you and your sweet family to touch the nation. The faith in Christ that you all have, and His peace, are so evident in your attitude and the gentle words you speak. I believe God is using you to touch the people out there who need Him, who don’t know Him…but see hope in you. Hope that, despite their struggles, they too can overcome. Hope that, they too can have that kind of peace and love.

    I hope this encourages you to “keep on keepin’ on”. I know that you have a long road ahead of you and there will be good days and bad days. And that’s ok. Know that many are praying for you and your family (I pray, too, for the pilot of the plane–your friend I think? Poor thing, I bet he feels false guilt over the incident). Know that the Lord Jesus Christ is with you, is in you and is for you. I pray you all experience the love and peace of the Holy Spirit every single day. And I pray for a full recovery and healing too.

    Jeremiah 29:11-13

    Kindest Regards,
    Leigh

  54. gordie johnson says:

    Lauren, keep fighting, living and leaning on Jesus and His healing power. You are where you are to show the strength of Gods grace. The Lord will use you and bless you as a witness to reach people in a way you could never have imagined. I am praying the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ over every area of your precious life. Jesus will lead you, just let Him carry you when needed and claim the healing power He provides. In His hands, your brother in Christ, g

  55. Liesje says:

    You are amazing and I’m glad that every comment gives you strength, but you must be truly wonderful person to start with. Life is precious and your story has inspired millions. What happened is a tragedy but you have changed the outlook on life for more people that you will ever know. My family are sending you all of their prayers and love and hope that you have a speedy receovery. xxxxxxx

  56. I read your story today on Yahoo. You are and always will be truly beautiful. I am a web designer and I am willing to offer my services for free if you need any web design work for free please let me know. If there is anything else I can do please let me know. Keep the faith and you can overcome anything

  57. MIMI says:

    JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

  58. Simon Carter says:

    Thank you for being such a wonderful example of someone who truly trusts God even when things go wrong. You were known as a physically beautiful woman two months ago, now you are known as a spiritually beautiful one as well – God will honour and use you as you witness for him in your life. I am a pastor in England and will use your example on Sunday as a challenge and an encouragement to the folk in my church as they go through their own tradegies and struggles. I suspect that your story alone will communicate the reality of the sovereignty and reality of Christ in a Christian’s life far more than a year of my sermons.
    Every blessing

  59. Lisa Jones says:

    Dear Lauren:

    I won’t pretend I know what it feels like to have this happen; but I can say I have had unimaginable obstacles set in motion during my lifetime. I’ve overcome these…and I know you can do this!! Something good will come from your accident. There is a reason why all things happen; and I know you trust in THE LORD to lead you onto your path. I think you have beautiful inside and out. I think any setback makes us stronger; and your strength will grow. I hope you are feeling much better. I’ve been following updates of you ever since you were hurt, and I got to see you leaving the hospital with your parents, or shall I say a photograph…you look good. I know your parents must be undoubtedly in awe of you and very proud. Keep on ..keeping on and learn to always move forward. Some days are hard and some days are easier; I know you can roll with each. May GOD bless you with his love, love of family and friends. May your hope, tolerance, acceptance, strength and hope never waiver….and remember–you can do anything, Lauren!! ANYTHING!! Lisa A. Jones (author/writer/illustrator/photographer–SC)

  60. christopher says:

    Nashville is praying for you and your family. May peace abound and the Lord hold and keep you.

  61. jeff says:

    Could’nt think of a better reason to do a reply for the first time.I always thought inner beauty was something that people just said.However, I now know that not only is it true but after reading your blogs it seems to me you are just as beautifull as ever.Like most I will pray for your speedy and painless recover but also thank him for putting such an amazing woman on this planet who will clearly help others and better their lives.Good luck and Gods speed

  62. Darren says:

    I’m glad too see your doing better, my prayers are with you. I myself was in a terrible accident and lost my left eye, all I can say is take it one day at a time, and keep moving forward..

  63. Jordan says:

    I was signing on to my email when the story popped up! I just wanted to say that I was encouraged to hear your parents are lovers of Jesus and that they give glory to the Lord even though its a trial. There is no other name under heaven by which men are saved and you and your family have a quick spotlight from the media to point the world to Jesus, the Savior. Thanks for being an encouragement. Psalm 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

  64. Eric B says:

    I heard about your story a few weeks ago and wanted to let you know I have been praying for you and a swift recovery. I was following your progress in the news and was happy to hear you have been doing well. Today was the first day I had seen pictures of you since the accident and as concerned as I was about your recovery, one is always interested in seeing progress in someone who has been through what you have been through, and I got to say….you are still HOT!!…WOW…you have lost nothing in that area. I will continue to pray for you and your recovery.

  65. jason guzman says:

    Just saw a video on my MSN home page, about your recovery and your positive attitude. You are still a very beautiful woman, have it a lot better than most, and are definitely blessed. Some of these things may be hard to see/understand at the moment, but take it from someone who has seen their fair share of adversity, stemming from a workplace accident in 2007. Every MD who has seen/treated me & knows the details of what happened, look at me as though they can’t believe I survived, and they tell me the percentage of survival, which sometimes is good and sometimes not so good. You are definitely blessed and remember to focus on the positive things you have going for you, and not dwell on the negative, it took me a while to get to the point, to realize I’M still here for a reason and I’m sure you are too! Don’t lose your faith, I know mine was tested for quite some time, but time really does heal all wounds if one choose the positive perspective to look at a traumatic situation. GOOD LUCK with everything, GOD BLESS, and wishing you the best and most expedited recovery possible. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!

  66. Mike Bornn says:

    Lauren,
    Godspeed to you and that you must keep up the hope because others are praying and hoping knowing that you will overcome this. think positive keep the faith and must important belive in yourself you shall overcome from this someday

  67. Ashton James says:

    Hi Lauren,
    You are such a inspiration for many, a beautiful woman and role model. Stay strong! You and your family are so blessed to have each other!

    Ashton

  68. Diana says:

    Lauren,
    You are an inspiration to millions. My prayers to you and your family.
    You have inspired me to cherish every moment of my life. Sometimes horrible things happen to good people, sorry this had to happen to you. Your strength and courage as inspired me to seek new opportunities and vision for the obstacles and malice that I have been facing in my own life.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

  69. Katey Weeks says:

    I am so amazed by your bravery and acceptance of your accident. I had a similar freak accident with my eye about 3 years ago and although I didn’t lose it, I’m now permanently blind in one eye. And the first thing I thought was, of course “shoot!” but then I began to think, that’s why you have two eyes, right!? God gave us almost two of everything as a “just in case”. It’s definitely a very very difficult thing to cope with but I’m sure you’re very strong and you’ll come to an understanding that it could have been worse! That’s what I think every day. And the thing that really helped me the most was the love and encouragement I got from all of my family and friends. All of their support really helped me with a fast recovery and now I’m doing better than ever. You begin to get back to the norm and keep on keeping on like nothing ever happened. You’re still a beautiful woman and I admire your strength so much. Definitely keep that because it will be important for the rest of your life. And if you ever need a friend to see a 2-D movie with, I’m here for ya! 3-D is overrated, anyway. I hope you get well soon!

  70. travis thetford says:

    dear lolo
    i just heared about what happened to you and i can kind of feel for you because four years ago i was brutely aatacked and watked on the head by a stranger and i am now trying to recover from a tbi i am handdicapped in a wheelchair and trying to learn how to walk again and at the same time going back to school. S o hang in thier you are not alone i will pray for you and on a side note you are gorgeous! from your new “friend” travis thetford

  71. Natalie Boldt says:

    Lauren – You have been on my mind and heart since I first saw the news of your accident. I am a Christian and I immediately started prating for you when I heard what had happened – something just grabbed me. When your parents were interviewed and so clearly professed the faith both you and your family have in Jesus, I just cried! I knew that you were being cared for by the only one who can really give us true comfort.
    I am amazed and thrilled by reports of your progress, and your true faith in our Jesus. I know I don’t understand what you are going through, but I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that you’ve got lots of people who are praying for you in Calgary. I always tell my children that we need to be a shining light in this world – and you are living that so beautifully, Lauren.
    Your blog totally rocks, by the way.

    love in Christ,
    Natalie 🙂

  72. sadumas says:

    Lauren – I just recently heard about your accident. May God give you the strength to continue giving you a positive attitude/outlook and a quick speedy recovery. God Bless.

  73. Saxon says:

    You are a very brave girl! My father lost his right arm in an accident when I was six and I saw him work hard to overcome all the struggles and it was not easy but he made it through and you will too. Its important that you have such a strong family to be there for you. Something my dad told me right after his accident was that God does not give us anything we can’t handle. It is so the truth too. It sounds like you are a strong girl and you will make it through!

  74. Bill Harrison says:

    Loren, you are a lovely young lady, and you might want to pass along your story and recovery to some of the wounded Veterans coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq.
    I know these young men would be pleased beyond belief to have you walk in to their hospitals and treatment centers to visit and share with them. I also believe the experience would benefit you just as much as it would them.
    My youngest daughter is a former model, and now a Registered Nurse and I know her patients are always pleased when she steps into their rooms. She loves the work!
    Best of luck,
    Bill
    Vietnam Vet

  75. MICHAEL SCRUGGS says:

    just letting you know that the worl is praying for you,the LORD has let this happen to you to use you for an exampel of the strengh of faith that someone like yourself can show the world that no matter what never let go of your faith an the strengh that it gives you to go on even after this awful accident with much love hope yours truly MIKE SCRUGGS

  76. Anne says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I wanted to let you know I have been praying for you since I heard about your accident. I have been wondering about your progress and hoping you were doing well. I was so glad to see the pictures of you out and about. I know you have a difficult road ahead of you, but your faith is strong and many people are praying for you. You are an inspiration.

  77. Glinda says:

    Wishing you continued recovery- you are AMAZING!!!

  78. Ron Darsey says:

    I had a similar injury, it really sucks at first but over time you will learn to adapt and find a new identity. Don’t give up.

  79. Traci says:

    Lauren,

    So many people have been moved by your story. Everyone is ralling behind you. Best wishes on your recovery. Prayers and love your way.

    Isaiah 43:19

  80. Ray Kitchens says:

    You go girl. Hard as it may seem you may have to prop up you Mom. You are an inspiration and a gift to us all. Handle it kid. I have faith you will go further than you ever dreamed.

  81. Mighty Joe Young says:

    I hope you are doing well, I hope next time you have a little more sense not to walk in front of a plane like that. Now yhou can do fashion for those people who have lost a hand and eye.

  82. Denis says:

    I pray that God provides you with strength as you go through the adjustment of your new challenges ahead. I am a 54 year old man and my daughter is just about your age. It made my heart ache just thinking what your parents must be going through watching their baby go through what must be one of the most frightening ordeals of her life. As a Christian I know that God is in control but that doesn’t stop the pain and fear of your challenges. Just know this TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT UPON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING? I am praying for you and your parents too.

  83. Heather Burgess says:

    Lauren,
    As a complete stranger to you, finding the words to express my sincere prayer is difficult. My faith in my own life is steadfast and it is always refreshing to know that I am connected to strangers at a completely different level for this simple fact. No one can possible understand the path that has been set before you. While every situation is relative and I could never understand what you must work through, I can empathize with injury, suffering and healing. The details to that part of my life are insignificant at this point but I can remember having to find myself again. As a happy optomistic person I spent the early days, months, and even year with that “persona”. One day I realized though that God expects us to feel every emotion that we are capable of and he even accepts it when those feelings cause us to question him. I did that, and while you likely know that you can do that also..allowing yourself to do so can be difficult but it does help. I remember sitting in church one day and it was though the minister could read my mind and the events that were taking place in my life. His sermon spoke right to me and it was a stretch to sit through the entire service because of the tears I was trying to contain. Still, he made one point crystal clear: If you are not questioning the things that happen to you, if you are not questioning God’s path for you, then you are not growing in your faith. Asking the questions and being angry is OK and at this time in your life probably the way God expects you to show your deep devotion as you turn to him to sort through this ordeal.
    As you do so, also consider what it is that defines you and what it is that you WANT to define who you are. A life changing event such as this tends to take over because you are engrossed in the daily reality of it. There was a time when I realized that my accident did not have to define me anymore,,,it did that you know. The world around me contrinbuted to a great deal of that. There was a point when I realized that I didn’t have to be that girl that fell 80 feet off the cliff anymore. While that will always be apart of my life, it no longer defines me. We spend so much of our lives being defined by a multitude of things and sometimes when we look at them together we realize that they are more a combination of events or of what others have told us about ourselves. You are who you are regardless of this life changing event. So what makes you who you are? Only you can answer this but likely it’s more because of the love that you give, the faith that you share, the friend that you work to be, and the daughter & sister that God made you than any of your accomplishments alone. Your character is what defines you. When the grief and frustration begin to settle down you will be able to see YOURSELF more clearly again and you will find peace that there you are…Lauren Shruggs: a daughter, a friend, a sister, a successful person and maybe one day a wife and a mom too! I am now 36, I was 19 when I fell off a cliff (seriously) and I am here to assure you that there will come a day, not for awhile but it will come, when you wake up on the date of your accident and you go about your day without even realizing the signfigance of it!!
    I sincerely hope that you do not find this to be a rambling message or as though I am preaching to you in any way. As a teacher sometimes that just happens:)
    My prayers are with you
    Heather Burgess
    Fairfield Pennsylvania

  84. Div says:

    Hi LoLo, I just heard your story on tv. I just want to say it really touched my heart. I too went through a terrible time last year, and I must say it changed my entire outlook on life. I cant imagine what you are going through, but believe when I say that you will get through this and you will be a much stronger person. You will also see things in a new light and will observe how precious life is. There’s a purpose of why God does what he does. We cannot see it now, but you will see it.

  85. DMM says:

    Hey Girl! Just sending a note from my heart to yours! NOBODY can ever understand what you are going through, so please let me say that this note is not to compare my injuries to yours or for you to think that I can begin to understand (any & all of) what you are going through… But I do understand the confusion, the emptiness that nobody else can feel when you are alone and “Going Through” the entirety of things….
    I was involved in a very bad motorcycle wreck at 16 years of age and disfigured me facially pretty bad. I was also being raised in a very abusive household, so my scars ran VERY DEEP. I ended up living a life of total wreckless abandonment. I didn’t understand the unfairness of the pains I went through… but there was a purpose on the other side of it.
    You see, I had NO relationship with God and thought that if there was a God, He must hate me…
    A BIG FAT LIE…
    Later in life, I was introduced to God, through the love of Christ and the Bible. Something I never had in my life. God never intended for such an awful accident to happen to me, that’s not His will. I don’t have all the answers, but God never intended my accident to happen, but sometimes rotten things happen to nice people. No sugar coating here-Just keeping it real. BUT-
    GOD had a purpose for my life, I didn’t die and He saw fit to show me His Love unto me through Jesus Christ. He took my messed up life and now I use my testimony unto other hurting women and men coming out of addiction and incarceration.
    You see, scars come in all shapes and sizes and most of them are hidden away, deep in our hearts, where nobody else can see or feels them, but our lifestyles can show are wounds very openly. Many of these men & women never had a chance to live a life where anyone took the time to show them that “God is Love” & “He Does Care” for them.
    God is no respecter of persons, Christ died for all, not by anything we could work for, earn or “being a nice person”, but only by Gods grace through His real and tangible love for us.

    All I ask of you is this, Look Up, and give God your heart and watch things change. He can take any mistake, pain, accident and turn it around and produce a miracle! You are a beautiful Miracle! You are still here, so now just ask Him to show you the Way and He will! Be patient with yourself and don’t let the “ugliness of other people’s words & actions” towards you or about you bring you down. That was the part that hurt the most for me-People can be so uncaring and thoughtless of how they present themselves about what you are personally going through. Prayers, Empathy & love I give unto you-But Christ said in our weakness, He makes us strong!
    With God on your side and all the support you have around you, I can see you one day soon, being an inspiration unto so many people! Men & women coming out of the armed services have gone and are going to go through the very things you are experiencing right now…
    God made you a people person-I can see you being an instrument of light and love unto those who are “going through”… Because you can’t give unto anyone, anything of true substance, unless you have experienced a similar situation and “Got Through It”.
    I am a person of this value: “If you have never been “THROUGH” hard times in your life, you will never have enough “character” to be a friend of mine.” Romans 5:1-6 is a Bible verse that has gotten me through so much. “Girlfriend, I have earned enough character by “going through” stuff, that I could put Looney Toon’s out of business!” (You are so young, you might want to ask your Mom about the Looney Toon’s Cartoons.. smile).

    I am praying for you! Give your Momma a hug and thank her for being the instrument God chose to give you life! I am praying for her too! Both you beautiful ladies stay strong!
    And here is something I want to end with. Both of you go out and get some of those paintball guns-If the paparazzi and news people start aiming their callous behaviors your way-Blast them!
    Hey, that might be a good idea for a new business – “Come hire the “PBPB Team – “The Paint Ball-Paparazzi Blasters”! LOL! 🙂
    God Bless You Precious One!
    Loving regards,
    Pastor/Chaplain
    DawnMarie

  86. Tina Brookman says:

    Lauren…
    Never forget you are a force for good in this world. We all have so much to give! I’ve never done this before, but your story inspired me, and I felt I should reach out. It will be hard. It’s already been hard. There’s likely more to come. But…you have a LOT of people pulling for you. We’re here to help by offering encouragement. This is why I became a nurse…for people like you. Your life may change, but your character won’t…you are inspiring! There’s infinite places for you to go after this. Wish you the best, always.

  87. Kerry Manuel says:

    only the best wishes for you. you are a beautiful person, always!

  88. Dana says:

    I saw the story on the Today show and heard how your mother aches for you…just like any mother should. But, I hope you will share my story with her. I lost my son, who was probably your age, in an accident…they tried to save him, but they couldn’t…and every since then, instead focusing on the grief, I focus on those who have been given a second chance at life…those who persevere through adversity. You have a second chance to do great things with your life and your life story. I here to encourage you to do those great things God has in store for you. Share your story with others and give others inspiration to do great things. I want your mom to know that that is what is in store for you. If you stay strong, you will make it through the grief and turn your story into a positive mission for others who need inspiration. That’s what I’ve tried to do with my son’s memory…you have the opportunity to live to inspire. Sending my love. Dana

  89. Tiffany says:

    I had never heard of you before this accident. I am so sorry that happened. Who knows why God allowed this to happen to you but because of this accident, your story and testimony of your love for God and your positive attitude has been broadcast worldwide! I am praying for your healing and for your testimony to stay strong throughout the difficult road ahead. Draw strength in knowing God has a plan and sees the big picture. BTW I saw you on the news this morning and you are still beautiful!!!

  90. Melissa Donegan says:

    Lauren,
    Keeping you in my daily thoughts and prayers. Sending warm wishes to you and your family as you recover.
    – Melissa (Dunstable, MA)

  91. Jay Lebonville says:

    As someone who has faced many challenges in life, I just wanted to say that a possitive attitude can go a LONG way to keep you happy and healthy. Nothing can take away from your true beauty, and your heart knows that. You are still who you are and always will be. Keep up the recovery. My best to you and your family.

    Jay

  92. Hi Lauren; I appreciate your mom’s updates on caring bridge. Make sure to beat on the doctors and nurses to keep up on your pain meds; super important that they are on time.

    Still praying for you and I know you are getting better every day!

  93. bob kiely says:

    you and your family re such an inspiration to me and my family. our prayers and best wishes. onward and upward!

  94. Erin says:

    Lauren,
    Your story has deeply touched me (and many others). You are a beautiful soul. Your strength and courage, faith and optimism are inspiring. Your blessings of a very loving family and your own positive attitude are truly priceless. We often forget, but somehow you seem to intuitively know, that the most trying of circumstances are the ones that inform us the most in life; bring us closer to god and the path that make our hearts and souls truly sing. Thank you for reminding us of what is important and most beautiful in life. You honor humanity as a paragon of character and grace.
    Our prayers are with you.
    OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

  95. Benjamín says:

    Hi Lauren, I heard about your accident, i want to express my admiration to you. You’re a very strong woman so keep the faith and don’t give up. I’m blessing for your recovery.
    XOXO from Mexico.

  96. Laura says:

    just a word of support from a total stranger! you were beautiful before this accident. you ARE beautiful now! now probably more than EVER. courage is the most true measure of a person. and you, my dear, have oodles of it. keep smiling — your smile is like a beacon of light; and stay strong. clearly there is a reason you are still here today.

    sending you thoughts of healing…..

  97. KT says:

    I’m not sure if you’ll read this or not but I heard about your story on my news feed on my home page. I didn’t know you previously but I do now. I am very sorry to hear about the accident, however I am very happy to hear about your recovery. The video I saw of you was very touching! You are still as beautiful as ever. You are gorgeous! Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. You and your family are in my prayers. Remember: There is a reason for everything and you are exactly where the Lord wants you. He is still watching over you, protecting you, and guiding you. Take comfort in that, and that you have PLENTY of fans everywhere that wish you the best and are here for you if you need us. Stay strong girl!

    Much Love,
    KT

  98. Shauna says:

    Hi, I am a Canadian mom, my son was born a left hand amputee. I just wanted you to know that over the years (he is 11 now) that I have raised him there is nothing and I mean nothing that he can’t do! We have also been blessed to be members of the War Amps Champs program, this is a Canadian non profit organization that provides limbs for at birth and accidental amputees. I am writing this to you as I have read of your accident and I know as the young beautiful woman you are that you must be struggling inside with everything; but let me assure you that over the years I have met many beautiful kids who have become beautiful adults and they sometimes have been born missing both legs and various other anomalies. These people let nothing hold them back and I have watched first hand the success that can be achieved. My son Zach is one of the cutest boys you can imagine and I always tell him if someone has a problem with you because of your hand it is their problem and honestly I wouldn’t change a thing about him to give him his left hand he is truly perfect just the way he is. He plays all sports with ease and gusto, he is beyond confident and as I said before he is lovely to behold like light itself. Please remain strong and know the things that you lost don’t define who you are by any stretch!

    Take care, be happy
    Love and light
    Shauna

  99. Mark Munyon says:

    I just read about your accident. I lost an eye as well about 10 years ago. Once I was fitted I felt whole again. After a while all your depth perception comes back and you’ll be seeing the world just as you did before. God bless…Mark

  100. Lauren,
    I have been following stories about your recovery since your accident and I just had to message you. I lost my eye when I was 11 years old (I am now 25) due to an injury as well. Don’t let this hold you back from your dreams. You can still do nearly everything anyone else can do. Losing my eye changed my life, but I would like to think it changed it for the better. I am more humble, more sensitive and more empathetic towards others than I would have been had this not happened. Sometimes people can tell there is something different about my eye, but they never know it is a prosthetic. And who cares if they did? I am still me. You are still you. You weren’t your eye or your hand. You are a beautiful girl still. Show the world that you can still achieve great things! God bless.
    Erica

  101. Carly Starr says:

    Hi Lauren. I was looking around on the internet at teens in accidents because i myself was in a tragic accident and i like reading other people’s inspiring stories and i came across yours. I flipped an ATV ober and thr handle bars came crashing down on my face. Broke my jaw, both eye sockets, my nose and other things lol. I remember standing up and shouting help. Me and a few of my friends were camping so they called 911 and a couple guys helped me on to a fisffhing boat. We had to go across the lake, onto o a four wheeler then up a dirt road to meet the ambulance til life flight came. I remember saying sorry and that i was going to die. I am so lucky to have the friends that i did with me. They were so calm and supportive and have been throughout my recovery. I have never really let anyone ser me break down about it because i do not want people to pity me. I do believe that it has made me stronger though. It hhas been almist 7 months since my accident and ut feels like yesterrday. I also have several more surgeries to compkete. When i look at pictures from before the accident it does get ne down because i feel like i wont ever get back to that..although i have come so far! But beauty cones fron the inside and our tragedies have made us even more beautifulk! We have a miraculous story to tell and maybe inform people about safety precautions to take. I would love to talk to someone who is going through the same emotional state that i am..it would help so much. Just never give up on your dreams. Being that close to death should give us a hell of a reason to live! You are absolutely gorgeous inside and out stay strong and i’ll add you to my prayers!

  102. jen says:

    hi Lauren,
    you are a very brave, beautiful woman & I am praying for your complete recovery. As a brain cancer survivor I know how life will never be the same after any traumatic event but I also know that life can still be good. It takes time for healing though…I have thought about you ever since the accident… God bless you Lauren & bless your family.
    Sending Lhasa love from my heart to yours…Jen

  103. chris patricia says:

    I have a TBI. I WAS pretty. & petite. I was going 2 be a traumtic E.R. nurse. I had jus gotten married.. I was at the top of my Christian my faith. I tell u this because this was 10 y.o. don’t give up Lauren. I’m sorry this happpened & I’m sorry u will have ups & down. Sometimes u will think u can conquer the world, sometimes u want 2 hit the world. People are critical & don’t understand. I hate it when people say they understand. I feel so disocuraged when my old friends are judgmental & don’t approve/accept the dent in my head.when the words don’t come out…..I tell u this because if you ever want to talk pls feel free to call me or text me. Its not easy but with support & knowing ur not alone its easier. Sometimes comical. God Bless U, ur faily & ur recovery.honestly, I don’t care 4 models but ur my friend as a TBI patient.
    ~_~ chris patricia.

  104. Hazel De Haseth says:

    Dear Lauren, I remember the day as if it was this morning! I heard the words with disbelief, you gripped my heart and I started praying. I prayed your family would have the strength in faith to circle you with their love and protection as one could have by the grace of G-d. You are young enough to be a daughter, so I too prayed as a mother would for the child she loves. You are always in my thoughts, it was such a joy to hear your Mom and Dad speak today! Your Dad and Mom are correct, beauty is within and so you still project the incredible beauty you have regardless of what happens to you. Those around you who are commissioned to give you an incredible eye and arm know they have been chosen for this incredible mission because they have the extraordinary skills given to then by G-d. I am so happy for you Lauren. Bless you

  105. Doug Powell says:

    I lost my right eye when I was 14 playing with my Dad’s pistol. I know that feeling of trying to be strong just so everyone you love will feel better…even when you feel like crying. It was one of the few times I saw my Dad really scared…I just wanted him to feel better. Neither my Dad or Mom wanted to tell me my eye was gone when I woke up after Surgery so they got the Doc to do it. I just told him i already knew so they would all be ok. Just don’t try to be TOO strong Lauren, make sure you deal with it when you feel strong enough and don’t carry it for years like I did. You’ll have to learn a few things…like being careful because your depth perception will be gone or changed now..like it’s hard to judge distances playing sports like Basket Ball and Hand Ball. That little ball is hell to hit! I’ve flown planes(with a waiver) and I still shoot. I guess I just wanted to let you know that life really does go on. If you ever need to know anything about living with limited sight feel free to email. From what I’ve read you will have no problem! You seem strong and I’m pulling for you! Don’t let this break your spirit.

    We’re all in this together….

    Doug Powell

  106. Carrie Whalen says:

    Lauren. You have been given a gift by God very few people receive – the ability to have a deep and intense impact on an individual. You are courageous, genuine, committed, supported, loved and probably stubborn which is a great to have.

    I have been praying daily for you and wish you God’s blessing. You truly are a miracle!!

    Best Regards

    Carrie

  107. Victor says:

    Hi I had read about you sometime ago and was sad about what had happened to you… I just saw another article this morning in MS NBC about you and I applaud your courage and determination. You are an inspiration and I would like to correspond with you as a liasion for our church’s youth group where I facilitate young girls from 9-17 years if age. I would to ask your permission to possibly mentor these girls and share your hopes and strengths please….

    Sincerely
    Rev Victor Jackson
    9189 Barbaresco
    Stockton, Ca 95212
    209 482 3795

  108. Beth Jeffrey says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I am very sorry to learn of your accident. I work for an ocularist, Henry Lafuente of Lafuente Prosthetics. Their main office is in Oklahoma City, but they also just opened an office in the Dallas area. He is the only ocularist who makes a prosthetic eye that dilates. He also makes noses, ears, hands, feet etc. I’m not sure where you are in your recovery, but if you are interested in hearing more about his work, please contact me at my email bjeffrey@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (972) 571-9359. Thank you,

    Beth Jeffrey

  109. Milana says:

    Lauren, I don’t know if you read these comments that people left you or not, but it is worth a try. My name is Milana and I’m 31. I just seen the video on hotmail about your accident and wish you a speedy recovery. I’m kinda in the same situation as you, but in a different way. I have a disease called VHL (tumour disease) which affects the main organs in the body and it is rare. I lost vision in my left eye a few years ago because of a tumour in the eye and eventually my eye will have to come out when it starts hurting. I lost my left adrenal gland on my kidney and now in 3 to 4 weeks time will lose that whole kidney which I found out about 3 weeks ago. Right after this surgery I will lose my right adrenal and 3 parts of my right. Kidney dialysis was talked about but, I’m not gonna worry about it until that day comes. I think you are a strong person like myself. No good to stay in your home and be depressed about it. You showed courage when you went out in public with your family. It’s alright to cry because I do it every now and then to help easy the pain and thoughts. Best of luck to you and your recovery and if you every wanted to email me here’s my address spikergirl_26@hotmail.com.

  110. ivette puerto rico says:

    Hi Lauren…
    Hoping that you feel better now.

  111. Hayley says:

    Just watched your interview on the today show and I am inspired by you!! Thank you for being open about your faith on television – that in itself was inspiring!! Praying for you!

  112. Kathy Robinson says:

    Dear Lauren,
    I remember hearing of your accident in December and later would hear updates on the news about your thoughts after the accident and I would think what a brave person. So I am watching the Today Show in London and heard you were going to be on the show. I am so happy you are doing much better and you look fantastic, awesome and of course beautiful. Take care.

  113. Hi Lauren

    I remember your accident last December and when my wife and I learned the news we immediately began to pray for your recovery. I watched your NBC interview online today and you look amazing. You have given all of the glory for your recovery to the Lord and you are a wonderful inspiration to followers of Jesus who have heard your story and your testimony. Thank you for being willing to share about your accident and your miraculous recovery. I have written several books and I speak to college students all over the country. I am going to share the story of your determination not to give up. I tell them that in the real world whining is not allowed. You are a testament to that. I pray your recovery continues to go well.

    Bill van Steenis
    ReExamine Life
    Holland, Michigan

  114. Damira says:

    Dear Lauren, i just watched your interview on people.com. You are a very strong person and inspiration for other people. I am so amazed at how you are doing, and how brave you are. Thanks to people like you- we learn how to overcome life’s difficulties. Hold on there, many hugs from Germany.

  115. Lauren, I saw your interview on the TODAY show at the Olympics! Just wanted to say how lovely you look and how beautiful you are. I think about you every day. For months, I’ve been trying to think of something to say that would help you look forward to your life ahead and be excited about your opportunities. Well, I’m going to share what I’ve come up with, and please try to keep an open mind!

    You know fashion is not always about functionality. Just take a look at women’s footwear through the ages! Now, how are we supposed to get anywhere fast in 6-inch spike heels? You now have a startling freedom to accessorize your image without being constrained to looking just like other women! Think about some iconic figures in classic literature, the Phantom of the Opera, for example. What are some new unusual and flashy ways you can depict a woman’s face and hands? Fashion is supposed to inspire. Once again, we are looking at space exploration and possibly travel to other planets. In an unfamiliar environment, as human beings, we adapt to new demands placed on us. How can you represent that visually with accessories that other women can’t wear? I will be watching to see what you are wearing on your face and hands. 😉

    Also, on a more serious note: Lauren, there is so much suffering in the celebrity world that most of the rest of us can’t see. With the infirmity you bear each day that you can’t hide, you bring comfort to others. The serenity, grace and understanding I can see now on your face since your accident isn’t shared by other lovely women your age anywhere on Earth. You have really become a gem. Please continue to let our Lord work in your life.

    My best to you, God bless you.

  116. So very good to see you!!! Keep Going! Be Happy!

  117. Lisa Aiken says:

    Lauren, I have watched you from afar and have thought about you so much since your accident. I live right by the airport in McKinney. You look energized and beautiful. Your recovery is a testament to your faith and that is an example to us all. Was feeling quite down today but after reading your blogs and looking at new pictures I’m feeling much better. You are an inspiration. God Bless.

  118. sandra ennis says:

    i just herd about your accident hope every things well and best of luck in your future

  119. Proud Dad says:

    My daughter lost her right arm in an accident when she was 2 years of age. Today she is 17 and is a very special, bright and wonderful young lady. Cheerleader, volleyball player and now journalist with her highschool paper. We have been getting prosthesis from Pellet out of France…..wonderful company, my daughter loves them. Read your story today, god bless, stay strong and continue inspiring.

  120. Larry says:

    Lauren, I just saw a prevue of an upcoming interveiw … your accident peaked my interest, as I have lost myleft eye & some fingers off my right hand … so I did a bit of reading about you … as unbeleivable as it seems, we share the same birthday July 18. My experiance is nothing compared to yours, and just wanted to say you are a strong young woman, and I wish you the very best! I will be watching for your book! Larry … Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  121. Steve says:

    Steve in his 50’s says he saw Today show this am and heard about it when it first happened as well. He’s had 3 near death accidents with the last one in ’96 spending time on life support and also enduring permanent injuries. Having gained more out of life than he’s lost, if he had it to do over, he wouldn’t.

    “Out of the worst comes the best”

  122. you are amazingly beautiful, inside and out. your story is absolutely inspiring. I am sharing your site with my readers. Thank you!

  123. dpreichert says:

    You are an inspirational and beautiful person – beautiful inside and out!

  124. Larry says:

    Nov 16th … Still Lolo … I was very pleased to purchase a copy of your book earlier today, and have just finished reading it. Lauren, Thankyou and your family for sharing!! I had to wipe away many tears as I read through your story, and wish you and all your family the very best for the future!

    God Bless!!
    Larry
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  125. Bonnie says:

    I just saw you on dateline. You are absolutely beautiful!!!!! What a powerful story of your love for Christ and his grace and goodness. Your an amazing example!

  126. Chelsey says:

    I know I’m late to the well wishing, but I am watching out on Katie while writing this. I thought that I had been through hell, but you really redefine that phrase. You are so optimistic and gorgeous and I love you for being this awesome. I hope you have an amazing holiday season, you have much to be thankful for. You are my aspiration, my hero, all awesomeness incarnated. Thank you for kicking ass and taking names.

  127. Cindy says:

    Hi Lauren,

    I’ve followed your story since your accident. I just watched you on Katie’s show and you touched my heart and soul. You’re such a lovely young woman and an inspiration to us all. I could relate to the pain and suffering of your parents as well. My oldest son was hit by a car when he was 16, he’s your age now. He has a titanium rod in his left leg and he’s fine now. I will never forget the fear and anguish I felt. I think any parent would wish that it had been them, but unfortunately we don’t have that power. As I was listening to you and watching you I thought, there’s something even more beautiful about her now. I wish the very best for you and your family.

    Cindy

  128. debbie nickle says:

    I live in a very small town in Indiana. I was watching E and saw your story. I am so proud of you. Your parents are so lucky to have you and your twin sister. We have 5 sets of twins in our family and know the special bond you 2 share. Keep on growing and loving.

  129. Anna says:

    Lauren-
    My name’s Anna and I’m 15. I just wanted to tell you that your story really inspired me. I have nf2 and have tumors in my brain and on my spine. I’m also moving, and I had to cut my long hair really short. Before I felt like just giving up and my life was over. Now, I believe I can get through this because this is only a chapter in my life and I know God only gives you as much as you can hande.

    Thank you and I hope you are doing well!
    Anna

  130. Linda says:

    Hello Lauren: I saw you on TV when I was getting ready for work Thanksgiving week. You look fabulous and your attitude is wonderful. My granddaughter who is 13 could really use your encourangment. She was in an off road dune buggy Thanksgiving which overturned. Her hand was crushed and not knowing better she pulled her hand out from under the vehicle which more severely damaged her hand and all the blood vessels. She was air lifted to Loma Linda Hospital in CA. She underwent 8-10 hrs of surgery that first day and has been undergoing leach therapy to try to get circulation back to her hand and fingers. Last Saturday they did a surgical clean and had to remove the pinky on her right hand. The other fingers are not doing well and, of course, the hand is in danger also. Today they are putting her in a hyperbaric pressure chamber to try to help. She is very discouraged and sad and I thought that if you had a few minutes you could maybe write her to encourage her. Prayers are also welcome. If you would like to contact her, please let me know and I will give you details. Thank You and God Bless!

  131. Brandon Cox says:

    Lauren,
    Seriously you are an inspiration to the world. Your beauty and intelligence gives people hope and fills our hearts with love. You are one of the beautiful women I have ever seen, and I know that you will continue to be successful and prosperous. 🙂

  132. Crystal Cascante says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I wanted you to know that my little sister, who is only 10 years old, chose you of all people in the world to make a school speech about. The topic is is anyone who has overcome a difficulty (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.). I remember that even before your accident, she had seen a picture of you somewhere and said you were so pretty and she wants to be just like you because you do so much! I think it’s incredible that your hard work even effects such young little girls. Thank you for your inspiration, and I hope to let you know in January if she is one of the finalists, which I’m sure she will be!
    Thank you, and God bless

  133. kat lil says:

    I read your book today and was so inspired by you. I read the entire book in one sitting. I could not put it down. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for using your experience to encourage others to live life more fully and completely.

  134. Jeanette says:

    I am so inspired by YOU Lauren Scruggs! I lost my left eye two weeks ago as a victim of domestic abuse. Keep being you and pushing forward!
    You are a strong, kind woman and God is definetely working through you to help others like me.
    You are beautiful on the inside and out! Thankyou Lauren

  135. Jeanette says:

    I am so inspired by YOU Lauren Scruggs! I lost my left eye two weeks ago as a victim of domestic abuse. Keep being you and pushing forward!
    You are a strong, kind woman and God is definetely working through you to help others like me.
    I read your book the first week I was released. It was a gift from my parents. I was so inspired by your candor and bravery. After reading of the accident and all the pain afterwards, my heart hurt for you. I stayed up all night to finish your book 🙂
    I’m so happy to see that you’re so strong and overcoming!
    You are beautiful on the inside and out! Thankyou Lauren

  136. when will publish the book in Spanish?

  137. Michelle says:

    I want to wish you peace, faith, hope and love for 2013.
    Michelle

  138. mamie leeann williford says:

    hi, im Leeann Williford i am going to 5th grade now when i was in 4th grade my teacher was looking up people to show us that got into a bad accindent she found and shound and now im looking you up because I felt really bad for you. You said you had a hard time because you were a model and you couldn’t acept the way you looked and now you do acept it and you are still buetful. God knew the right chose for you wich was let you still be buetful.

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