In simply seconds, Amber Hendrix’s life modified.
“They weren’t positive how I used to be going to get better with how unhealthy it [my injury] was,” she says.
Hendrix was simply 19-years-old when she was tanning in her entrance yard and run over by a automobile. She was rushed to Augusta College Medical Middle and had no feeling in her legs.
“They weren’t positive if my nerves would develop again or if I might have the ability to stroll once more.”
Hendrix was decided to stroll once more. The crew at AU Well being was along with her for each step.
“We do every little thing we are able to to present sufferers one of the best likelihood to get better, however we additionally put together them for the worst case situation,” Dr. John Devine, the Chief of Backbone Surgical procedure at AU Well being, explains.
Restoration was not straightforward for Hendrix.
“It was most likely the toughest factor I feel I’ll ever do,” Hendrix says.
After a yr of rehabilitation, Hendrix defied odds and realized to stroll once more with no help.
“It was simply superb how a lot restoration she created from two weeks, to 6 weeks, to 12 weeks to her 36-week follow-up [appointment].” Devine says.
“You’ll be able to need it so unhealthy, and you may work for it,” Hendrix explains. “However, I needed to wait, see and preserve working.”
5 years later, and Hendrix is again at AU Well being. She’s not there as a affected person. She’s there as a nurse.
“I went into the working room sooner or later, and she or he’s the O.R. nurse working my room,” Devine recollects. “It was like a reunion.”
Hendrix was so touched by those that handled her as a affected person, she now desires to look after others.
“It’s a must to struggle for your self,” she says. “I do know that I fought tooth and nail to get higher. I feel there was some divine intervention. I feel I’m very blessed that I recovered the way in which I did.”