By Believe in a Bright Future—8 months ago
“Six years ago, I was in a critical traumatic accident- I was longboarding and got hit by a car. I had 0% chance to live because of the traumatic brain injury that I had. It was so deep that they [doctors] knew for sure that I would not be able to survive the night- and if I were to wake up, I would be in a care center for the rest of my life.
It’s a huge miracle that I was able to leave the hospital in a month and then be able to go back to school in 6 months time. I am grateful for it. When you get into the little details, my whole life had changed. I knew I was different. I didn’t like what I had become, I mean when you change like this, you don’t really like it. Kind of nobody does. Many times I felt like there was no point to my life, that no one understood me, no one understood that I struggled with pain, with thinking, with following along, with speech, with all these different things and just, I felt different. I guess that’s just what happens when you lose something that you once had… it get frustrating, depressing and heartbreaking at times.
All of us experience that in one way or another, some extreme, some in different ways. When life changes, when bad things happen to us, we gotta realize what’s happening but then also realize the future and that’s what I feel like hope is… when I was recovering, I was in incredible pain but I just had a hope for a better future. I’m still in that situation where I’m like a little bit depressed cause it’s like “aw I can’t do better, and I’m in pain” or like “this is not working out the way I want it to.” Even though I have those thoughts, I can still push forward because I believe in a God who’s gonna help me.
Now today, like 6 years later, I feel like I’ve been able to get better and that is really because I had hope. Right now, I am a personal trainer. I love it, I love being outside, I love going on adventures. ALWAYS BELIEVE IN A BRIGHT FUTURE.” -Lexi