“I want to marry her? Like right now.”
This is Lauren, a 20-year-old from San Diego. She lost her arm around a year ago in a moped accident.
“I was going pretty fast on a moped and lost control of it, and I hit the median in the road,” Lauren told BuzzFeed News. “I flew off and hit a sign and it sliced my arm off. I stayed conscious the whole time.” According to Lauren, a police officer found her and pretty much saved her life. “I remember I asked the cop, ‘Hey, am I gonna die?’ and he said, ‘No, you’ll be fine,'” she said.
The accident must have been tough for Lauren to deal with at first, but she’s proven herself to be a strong survivor with an even stronger sense of humor. She’s not shy about making jokes at her own expense on social media.
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Lauren says being open about her accident has helped others come to terms with similar things that have happened to them. “I have never really hid it,” she said. “People don’t see that very often, so a lot of people DM me to tell me it’s really helpful to them, people who are also missing limbs or are disabled.”