Butler salon raises money, collects donations for young mother Lauren Weller, who died in childbirth
BUTLER - A North Jersey community is turning heartbreak into hope as they come together for a young mother who died suddenly after giving birth.
Lauren Weller died Saturday of complications from childbirth.
Since then, her co-workers at B-Euphoria Salon in Butler have been collecting donations of clothing and supplies for the new baby.
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The salon is also selling pink ribbons for $10 and donating the money to Weller's family.
"Lauren was a close friend of mine," says Dina Digirolamo. "My heart bleeds for her and her family. This is the least I can do to help them out. I wish I could do more."
A website set up in Lauren's honor has raised more than $33,000 for her two kids and their father.