3 days later, when I started realizing what was happening and frustrated I couldn’t breathe on my own, my family started fueling a fire inside of me. For hours, they would talk to me telling me I was strong and would do big things with my life. It was never a question of how I would make it through this. They rarely left my side and every time I went into surgery, they were impatiently waiting by the phone to hear if it was successful. 36 hours after I hit that guardrail, they were told I would lose my right leg above the knee. Most families would worry and talk about the what ifs but not my family. They smiled and shared stories and started a journal writing heartfelt letters and the things I wouldn’t remember.
A week after my accident, when I was could breathe on my own again, someone passed me a phone with access to fb and I was able to see what each of you had done for me. Emails, letters, a prayer page and posts on my wall. I remember sitting there reading the well wishes with tears in my eyes. It meant the world to me that so many people cared and took the time to let me know I was in their thoughts and prayers.
I’ve made great friends since the accident.. People who have welcomed me into their lives with open arms and who have never made me feel different. I’ve also had friends who’ve step to the plate when least expected and some who decided to go another way. I’ve learnt some hard lessons but don’t regret any of it!
I have adapted to my new world and accepted this is my fate and something beautiful will come of it. I have set goals and because I’m stubborn, I have learned to walk, run, cycle, swim, drive, go up and down stairs, hit a baseball, play basketball, and snowboard with a prosthetic leg.
And now 12 months later, I thank you.. my friends, my family and even strangers, because you gave me what I needed to see the positive in this unfortunate event. It’s because of you I NEVER GAVE UP!
Today is a day that a milestone in my new life is celebrated. A life filled with opportunities, incredible love and beautiful people. To everyone who reached out, prayed for me, donated and told me I could do this… Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! Let us never take anything for granted!”
2. What role does fitness play in your life? What are your future goals?
3. Who/what inspires you to be the best you can be?
4. What is your favorite healthy meal? what is your favorite exercise?
Chicken burgers! Yummm. I love working out my bi’s and tri’s. Feeling the burn is awesome!
5. What is something most people don’t know about you?;)
I easily get addicted to a good book and will read through the night until I finish it
Michelle’s blog : www.themegalegfund.com
I admire STRONG people like Michelle Salt!
She lost her leg, but that doesn’t hold her back. This girl really is an INSPIRATION ♥