2 years ago from this very day, I was hit by a car and thrown through Daffy’s store window. A man was push starting his car with his girlfriend in the driver’s seat. The 22 year old woman did not know how to drive stick and did not have a driver’s license. When the car started, she freaked out, put the car in gear and slammed on the gas. I faintly remember what happened. There was a loud noise and the next thing I knew was that I was on the hood of a car, I blacked out again, and then I was on the floor of Daffy’s storefront window. I was in and out of consciousness the entire time, in the ambulance, being carted to the ER room and when the doctors stood around me saying, “This is a miracle” “She shouldn’t have survived” “There’s no internal bleeding?”
It was completely traumatic. Somehow, I survived without suffering any internal bleeding or loosing a limb. I ended up with a sprained ankle, partially torn ACL, broken fibula, torn shoulder, chipped bone in my elbow, 2 herniated discs in my neck, a few stitches on my head and a concussion. I was hospitalized for 8 days and transferred to 4 different rooms.
The case is still not closed. Because the woman was uninsured, along with her parents, there is no coverage. The man who owned the car (now the woman’s husband) has VERY poor insurance and does not make any money. I will NOT be getting millions of dollars, I will be getting a few thousand Maybe.
It’s not about the money, it’s about the event. It’s completely effected me. I am a different Jodi than before the accident. I do have a different view on life. Small problems are now just that, small. I love living life and try to appreciate every gift that has been given to me. I am a lucky ducky. I’m still facing obstacles because of the accident, but at least I’m facing them. I try to put a positive spin on everything I do and enjoy each moment. It’s all we have. Make the most out of it.
I wrote a song! “Hit by a Car”
I may do more with the story, who knows!
I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Mike for your blog post too!!
(in case my MP3 hosting doesn’t work)