Lauren Cosgrove did not have an easy childhood. She was born prematurely at 27 weeks and had severe health problems. She spent her entire first year of life in a hospital, but through the marvels of medical science, the young girl pulled through. 
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Lauren had always been obsessed with mermaids. Her entire life, all she wanted was to meet one. Thanks to Linden Wolbert, a "professional mermaid," the Scottish girl's dreams were realized when a mermaid visited her in her hometown in 2013. Linden has a passion for brightening the days of children, and that's why she got into the mermaid business.