|(above) Lauren Garan is a true Pioneer|
|Laren & her doctor|
At the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships in 2008, Lauren recorded the Pioneers third best score on the vault and a 9.600 on the balance beam. Throughout her years at DU, Lauren was also heavily involved with charitable work for causes that affected family members and friends.
Lauren will be in a Boston hospital this Christmas undergoing major surgery to remove her colon and have a prosthetic implanted. But like a true Pioneer, Lauren is already working to help others. She has set up a website to raise money to fight Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease. She will also participate in a charity walk in Las Vegas this winter to draw attention to the cause.
Check out Lauren's website and consider a donation to help the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's Disease.
Go DU and Fight The Good Fight Lauren.