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. 
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.