Beth’s Accident Written by Beth on April 12, 2018

10 years ago today my life and the lives of an entire family were devastated by a horrific car accident that took the life of a dear friend Emily Hardy and changed the way I lived forever. Not a day goes by that I'm not reminded of my accident not only because of the trauma i deal with physically being paralyzed from my chest down but because of the sadness I will forever feel thinking about Emily and her family and what they lost that day.

It is so hard to believe that a decade has passed and all that has happened good and bad throughout this time. With my ongoing medical issues fighting for my life but learning every day how to be the best I can be towards others while also pursuing my purpose in life in helping others in my situation. I hope to one day be able to do something to make her family and son proud that I fought to make sure her memory is never in forgotten. I pray daily for them and hope she is looking down on us all from above and is our secret guardian angel.

I am so grateful that God has given me the opportunity to continue on my journey in life especially after all my life and death scares this past decade when doctors said I'd never live to see 30. I still have many medical issues I'm working on fighting and I want to thank my family and friends for never giving up on me!! And most of all my incredible husband who has held my hand through all my health scares from 3 bladder perforations, kidney failure, sepsis, comas and almost 2 straight years living in the hospital and never listening to anyone saying not to give me a chance because my life is too hard. You never looked at me that way just with love and being willing to fight with and for me!!! I wouldn't have gotten through this decade without you all!! Prayers for my journey as well as Emily's family are always needed and appreciated!!!