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‘You’re paralyzed from the waist down.’ I was thrown 50 feet and landed on my back. I was told I’d never walk again.’: Woman makes amazing recovery after car accident, ‘My journey isn’t over’

“I remember my first thought being ‘Lilly!’ I tried to get up, but couldn’t move. I couldn’t feel. I couldn’t do anything. Seconds later, someone screamed, ‘Say something, say something!’ And all I said was, ‘Help.’ I was life-flighted. I died that day. I took my last breath when first responders put me in that helicopter. EMT’s did chest compressions the whole way. I was rushed straight in the OR. No one knew if I would even make it through the night.”

‘My fiancé was helping a drunk driver at the scene. He was hit by another drunk driver, also a firefighter.’: Woman loses fiancé months before wedding, honors him with special wedding photo shoot

“Kendall was a volunteer firefighter. He’d received a call about an accident about a mile from his house. Since he was just watching television, he decided to go – that’s just the person he is. I texted him I made it home safely. He never responded. I thought he’d fallen asleep. I remember hearing my dad say, ‘He didn’t make it!’ My mom was bawling in the background. I was so confused.”

‘Little did I know this one wedding, and this one bride, would change my life forever.’: Photographer captures 19-year-old bride’s impromptu wedding after she was told ‘she wouldn’t make it through the night’

“They had to move her wedding day to that very day at 5:00 p.m. I usually can withstand any sort of stress on the job. But the emotional roller coaster of this 1-hour celebration of life has got to be by far the toughest wedding I’ve ever had the honor of documenting.”

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