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Published on 06 Nov 2013 | over 3 years ago

Little Lauren Cosgrove was born at just 27 weeks old with several health complications. After spending the first year of her life in the hospital in Scotland where she was born, Lauren's amazing family, friends and a team of dedicated physicians saved her life. Today, Lauren is like many little girls - she loves to ride bike, she loves her siblings and is a little ray of sunshine in everyone's life she touches. Obsessed with mermaids for most of her life, Lauren has ONE wish....to meet a mermaid! In October, this wish came true thanks to the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity. Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert swam all the way from Los Angeles to Scotland to surprise little Lauren on the bonnie bonnie shores of Loch Lomond.

The Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity relies on donations and sponsorships to makes wishes like Lauren's come true. Please visit them at: www.raysofsunshine.org.uk

Mermaid Linden can be found at: www.mermaidsinmotion.com

Special thanks to Deeperblue.com and Stephan & Vicky Whelan for still images and video of this magical event!

Underwater video of Mermaid Linden by Neil Andrea.

Photos of Lauren throughout the years courtesy of her family...Thank you!

The Cameron House on Loch Lomond hosted the team for this wish and could not have been more sweet and accommodating.

The staff of the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium believed in this wish and did everything in their power to make it possible. A sincere thanks.

And most of all to Lauren: You make us all realize that wishes DO come true :)


~Mermaid Linden

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