“I am a softball player at Mississippi College but redshirted because I was in a bad car wreck in September and broke both of my femurs and pelvis. The other driver was on his phone and wasn’t paying attention. He crossed the median and hit me. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died on impact. I was cut out and flown to the hospital. There was a county station close to the wreck. They heard it happen and got there before the ambulance and helped stop the bleeding. I wouldn’t be here without them.
I was at a pitching clinic that morning. I don’t remember anything from the first week because I was doped up on morphine. I was in the hospital a month and three days and had to learn how to walk again. It was overwhelming and stressful. I am supposed to make a full recovery. I came out with mild PTSD and anxiety, but that is okay.
When I was in the hospital, I didn’t go outside for three weeks. Hospital air and food get to you. Leaving the hospital and putting my hand out the window felt so good.
We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. I know that now. People tell me I was saved for a reason. I am trying to figure that out.”