Lauren was an incredible, brilliant, and beautiful woman and I am so proud of her accomplishments. As her Aunt, I had the pleasure of knowing and loving her since the day she was born. She was the cherished first grandchild to my parents who absolutely adored her and fostered her love for nature, animals, and especially dogs and cats. I will miss Lauren for as long as I live and I can't believe this has happened to someone who had so much to live for and who deserved the best of everything. Lauren gave so much love and joy to our family, and she will live on in my heart forever.