Surviving Injury

The driver that hit us was sentenced to five days in jail served only on weekends, a year of probation, 40 hours of community service, and ordered to pay $100 to Crime Victim Compensation. I was driving home with my friend when he crossed the median and hit us head on. Before the crash I had never had a surgery or even broken a bone. Now, because of my injuries, I will probably always have some pain. When the crash happened, I had just moved to the area and my family was too far away to provide the support I needed. I found support in a wonderful medical team, co-workers, friends and a MADD advocate who was there for me. I really think going to a therapist helped me too. I know some people see that as a sign of weakness, but I believe that knowing your limitations and asking for help is a sign of strength. I missed my life as it was before the crash, doing things like swing dancing, working out, and being active. It took three years of my life to get back to doing the things that I love. Even though sometimes it feels like the struggles will last forever, looking back now I think I’m stronger and more resilient than I’ve ever been.

Fei fei was 25-years-old when she was injured by a drunk driver with a BAC of .25.

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