Having read many Caring Bridge sites, I hoped I never needed to write one. However, I now understand the value of being able to provide consistent, direct communication with friends and family during a difficult time. Lauren and her boyfriend Ryan were in a car accident on Thursday, December 15. It was a head-on collision and both Ryan and Lauren were injured. However, thanks to Ryan's quick thinking, the help of the passenger (Bob) in the other vehicle, and a nearby neighbor (Tom), Lauren got out of the car safely and received the necessary medical care. She has broken right femur, broken left toes, and a concussion, but we are grateful that is the extent of it.