Lauren Cosgrove was born in the 27th week of her mother’s pregnancy, weighing just a little over 2 pounds. The little baby had to spend her entire first year in the hospital. Her condition was critical plenty of times but she survived them all, thanks to skilled doctors and a family who never gave up. After a while, the doctors managed to figure out what made Lauren so sick, suffered from short-bowel syndrome (SBS), she missed some of the small intestine, which meant she could not properly nourish nutrition. It didn’t take long for the doctors to realize that Lauren suffered from a condition by the name of SBS, short–bowel syndrome. This meant she was missing some of her smaller intestines, meaning she was unable to receive full nourishment through food.
The doctors had to surgically insert a tube inside of her stomach so that she would be able to get enough nutrition. She had to have the tube inside of her 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.