Fashion model and online blogger, Lauren Scruggs, 23, narrowly escaped death late Saturday when she accidentally walking into a spinning airplane propeller severely injuring her face, shoulder and left hand.
Scruggs was returning from a flight to watch Christmas lights across the state when she climbed out of the two-seater plane at Aero County Airport in McKinney, Texas. She accidentally walking into the small plane's propeller, which proceeded to slice the left side of her body and hand. She was immediately rushed by Careflight helicopter to Parkland Hospital where doctors were forced to amputate her left hand, but successfully reconstructed her face and left shoulder.
The 23-year-old's parents told Good Morning America Tuesday that their daughter is responsive and shows signs of recovery. She has spoken her name, Lauren, and told her parents she loves them. She has also opened her eyes and is able to move around in her hospital bed. Scruggs remains in the intensive care unit while doctors monitor her left eye and brain function.
They're telling us it's going to be a long recovery, Jeff Scruggs told GMA. Obviously she's had a lot of trauma to her head, and she lost her left hand and her left eye is questionable. We're praying she'll regain her sight.
Scruggs' parents hope she will soon be able to return to the work she loves. She is passionate about fashion and works as the Editor-in-Chief for an online fashion magazine, Lolo Magazine. Scruggs has also worked as a part-time model and in the wardrobe department of the CW television Show, Gossip Girl. She recently interviewed Twilight star Kellan Lutz for New York Fashion Week.
The determined fashionista is not the first celebrity who is lucky to survive following severe injuries in a tragic accident. Garey Busey, Ozzy Osbourne, George Lucas, Christopher Reeve and Chevy Chase also survived near-fatal accidents, most of which lead to life-changing transformations.
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