I Lost A Leg and My Daughter, But God Blessed Me to Be a Shining Star

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Photography By: Felecia Causey My name is Raven, and I know God has a purpose for my life. On June 11, 2016, is when my life changed forever, after a tragedy struck. I was hit by a car, loss my daughter, and my left leg . I had injuries to my pelvis, back, brain, stomach, and right elbow. The injury I sustained to my stomach was what caused me to lose my daughter, and left me with a colostomy bag. I knew my grandma had officially became her mom. I saw her in a dream where she let me knew that she would protect Miracle and me both. I have had a total of forty-eight surgical procedures. I have also suffered a heart attack, during one of my operations. For 3 months I could only breathe 5% on my own ,but by the grace of God, I’m still here today to tell my story. People constantly tell me that God gave me the heart of a lion and the strength of a warrior. Honestly, sometimes I think about my life, and wonder how did I manage to overcome something so difficult.

When I went back to school in February of 2017, I was ashamed of not having my leg. I was so far behind, so I went to school until 11 and finished the rest of the day doing home school. Since, I had many health issues, I had missed a lot of school, and I was afraid I wouldn't graduate on time. With the encouragement from my peers at school and family, I graduated, and I also received an electrical and health science trade. In September of 2017, after waiting a whole year, I finally got my prosthetic. The reason, I had to wait so long was because my scar tissue in my leg was damaged, which would cause my leg to stay swollen a lot. God has a way of changing people and making you learn to accept life challenges.
I know it may sound crazy, but if I could go back and do it all over I would. Sometimes things get rough, but I always remember it is someone in a worse situation than I am. I use to have suicidal thoughts, but I learn that I am human, and that everyone have flaws. The greatest part is learning to accept them and move on. I'm slowly learning to thank God for everything even the test and trials. I was always told He would never put more on you than you can handle. I can't forget the people who are my sunshine on a cloudy day my mother, aunt, and sisters.

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