A 22-year-old woman American from Macomb, Michigan aspires to help other people recover from serious injuries during a car accident.
In October 2017, Anold Gina was driving home from work in the rain when she lost control of her vehicle and it flipped over seven times, according to Reports.
Although her seat belt saved her life, it also sliced through her abdomen and left her with injuries doctors in Michigan hadn’t seen before.
Arnold was in a coma for three days, suffered several broken bones and huge lacerations and was left with no abdominal wall to protect her major organs. She was reportedly in recovery for more than a year, underwent 21 surgeries and even had to learn to walk again.
In December 2018, surgeons performed a rare, eight-hour surgery on Arnold in which they placed mesh where her abdominal wall used to be.
Arnold says she’s just now beginning to have a sense of normalcy in her life. She had to give up her dream of becoming a nurse because she can’t stand for long periods of time, is unable to lift more than 15 pounds and had to change her eating habits because of her condition.
After recovery, she said that should would go back to College at Northern Michigan University) and she now aspires to become a sports psychologist and hopes to help athletes prevent and deal with serious injuries.
Arnold also said that she’s begun driving short distances again, and though it caused her this serious injury, she always wears her seat belt.