Brave Moment Woman Takes First Steps 2 Weeks After Being Hit by Truck


Anyone who has worked with a physical therapist has probably heard that the fastest route to recovery is having a positive attitude.

Rehabilitation is painful and progress is often slow and frustrating, but a patient who shows determination and tenacity stands the best chance of recovery.

Despite her pain, the woman in this video showed incredible strength and determination as she took her first steps just two weeks after being hit by a truck.

Walking for the first time in 2 werks after being hit by a truck & shattering my pelvis. 4 surgeries later, 6 internal injuries, 3 blood transfusions, and 45 minutes trapped inside a car & being cut out of the roof. I want to express my gratitude to the doctors and physical therapists. from MadeMeSmile

In a post on Reddit, the woman explained the traumatizing accident that left her having to relearn how to walk. She shattered her pelvis, endured four surgeries, six internal injuries and three blood transfusions.

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She spent 45 minutes trapped inside her vehicle before rescue crews could extract her by cutting through the roof.

Do you know someone who has had to go through physical therapy like this?

“I want to express my gratitude to the doctors and physical therapists,” the woman wrote.

“This was so incredibly painful but I was so overjoyed to be walking,” she wrote on Reddit. “I can not put weight on the left side of my body and use a wheelchair to go anywhere farther than the bathroom.”

She explained that while on her way to work one morning, she was hit by a truck.

“I was life-flighted to a hospital,” she wrote, expressing her gratitude to everyone who helped on that fateful day.

“The witnesses ran to me and stayed by my side even though I was unconscious, the trauma team was so kind and quick,” she wrote.

“I’m so grateful for everything and I look forward to being able to walk on the grass and in the sand with my children again.”

Reddit users erupted with support and praise for the young woman, encouraging her to stay strong while praising her for her positive attitude.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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