Age 21 , Oregon
On December 23rd, 2008 I was accidentally shot by a 12 gauge from a few feet away. My ex-boyfriend and I were out target shooting, and my ex went to reload the shotgun. It was actually not out of ammo, and it fired without his finger even pulling the trigger. I almost died and was in a coma for a few weeks. There were many other complications and I can no longer move my ankle or toes on my right side. It could have been much worse and I am so thankful to be alive. I live each and every day to the fullest because life can be taken in an instant.