“Never let anyone bully you. You are enough.”
As he stepped on the gas, I screamed stop!!! But it was too late. The oncoming car crashed directly into my door, pinning me from the impact….
I was in a car accident that almost killed me. The possibility existed that I could have lost my ability to walk or even function normally. With therapy and determination, I pulled through and now I’m able to turn tragedy into triumph.
The night of the accident, I was on my way to work when a driver made a careless decision to dash across a busy road. He struck me in the process.
I felt scared, to say the least. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it because I remember vividly the pain I felt in my head. I remember blacking out and somebody kept jerking me to stay awake. I remember seeing flashes of the other passengers standing on the side of the road unscathed, I remember seeing the ambulance and I remember being unable to move my body.
I had to be cut from the car. The first responders used a board to pull me from the wreck and rushed me to the hospital. I lost consciousness but through it all, I kept asking for more time. I was thinking about my son, my husband, my family, and just the fact that I needed more time with them.
I spent a little time in the hospital then I was released. I remember being broke. I needed to figure things out and the owner of the vehicle did not want to accept accountability for the accident nor the passengers affected. I decided to go ahead and seek legal counsel.
I was able, through that process, to access therapy to help with my mobility and pain management. I also had to see a chiropractor three times per week. The fight was tough but I persevered. I felt motivated because I got over my fears and I stood up for myself.
I practice resilience by always remembering who I am and staying true to myself. I don’t feed my fears, instead, I look for the silver lining.
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