Motorcycle Accident turns Adrenaline Junkie into Amputee
Well, I was an active person before the
accident. I just love being able to – I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie actually – if –
to be honest. That’s why I got a motorcycle is cuz I just love to chase excitement. Wherever it is.
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, motorcycles, hiking, biking … Running. Just getting that release, it just is… Its really cool.
I mean, there are obviously people that are opposite of that. And they just like to stay at home and be themselves or whatever – read books. But that’s not me. I like to get out and just… do stuff. I don’t know – it just makes me feel good. So I was going to school one day – I was
on my motorcycle. And then, you know, literally a block away
from where was going to park and go into class… A truck just pulled an illegal left-turn When I entered the intersection and just hit me. And I literally can’t remember flying
through the air, landing, and during that whole time I was on the
ground while people were scrambling and you know, trying to put… like… anything they had on the wound because
it was gushing blood just – all over the road. And as they’re you know, trying to do that, I can
remember my thoughts. And I was just like, “Why?”…
Like, “Why is this happening to ME?” It probably was the darkest point in my
whole life. And it was after I got the amputation. And I just remember: I had a
nurse that came in as I was in the bathroom and I was just crying my eyes out. Like I just… I… I just was like “I don’t wanna go on.
I want to quit.” “I can’t do this anymore.”
That’s what I told her and She told me something that I’ll probably
never forget my whole life. She said.. “Look at where you’re at right now.”
And I was like, “Yeah…” “It sucks.” “Like, it’s not great.” And she’s like,
“Well this is your lowest low.” “So now…” “You only have one way to go, is up.” And that just stuck with me. I was like,
“She’s right.” I spent a lot of time pondering and trying to help myself to grasp that my life’s not going to be the
exact same that it was – It’s never going to be the exact same.
And sometimes… I’m actually glad it’s not,
because I actually grew. The accident that I had actually helped
me to grow. That was the lowest part of the whole
entire thing because I let it be that. I didn’t want to get
that low – or even lower – again. I let that be the lowest part and I
just went up from there. (Music Fades) (Music Rises) Christensen & Hymas law firm definitely played a big role in that.
I mean, after an accident it’s a big thing. It’s a huge, huge change in your life. Especially when you have an amputation. Or when you are put into a wheelchair or whatever it may be. And so when they came along, They just made it easy.
I mean… Ken himself went through a whole
traumatic experience. And I think that’s what makes him different – And Russ too. It’s that he’s been there. He knows, so he can empathize. And so what I would advise someone is:
Put a lot of trust in Ken & Russ. Put a lot of trust in them that
they’ll take care of you. And they’ll be there for you because
they’re your friend. 100% of the way they’re your friend –
they want to be there Second: Learn to just trust yourself.
Trust yourself enough that you’re gonna get through it. Hold onto that little bit of hope
that you’ve got left. And you’ll make it.