My Road to Recovery

On June 30, 2012 I was on the final stretch of a nine mile run when I was struck by a drunk driver a half mile away from my home. Often times we have the mentality that bad things happen to other people. I had that mentality. I was a 23 year old in great shape. I worked hard every day to take care of my body and I made the mistake of thinking I was invincible. It only took a moment, a moment I don't remember, to change that. I went from running 9 miles to not being able to move my legs. I spent one week in a level one trauma ICU and two weeks in an intense rehabilitation center. Then I had four weeks with at home therapy and am currently attending an outpatient therapy center where I'll likely be for another 18 months. As part of my recovery I've turned to my blog to share my story; the good, the bad, and everything in between. 

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3 comments:

Toqua's Crafts said...

Kari, my life has been "really" busy here lately, and I am sad to say, until now I didn't even know you were involved in an accident. I am so happy that you are recovering so well. I know you will continue to heal. Blessings to you.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Amy Barseghian said...

Kari, I just found your blog while on another and am just so in awe of your strength in this journey. I shared it with my husband last night...you are an inspiration.