For those of you who do not know, I was in a sledding accident at the start of 2010. I sure know how to start a year out with a BANG! The accident happened on January 4th. Some friend and I were sledding down Old Main on USU's campus. We had made a chain of 5, me of course in the middle, the safest place... not really... I honestly don't remember much of what happened, we started going down fast, and all I remember is getting a prompting to protect my head. I wasn't expecting anything to happen, I just knew I had to protect my head. How did I do that? To this day I still don't know.
The next thing that I remember is waking up in the ambulance, I honestly thought I was in a dream, or some crazy Grey's Anatomy episode. It didn't feel real at all, I swear I was watching them take care of me in the ambulance. The next time I woke up was in the Emergency Room. It was at that point that I realised this was real. You never really think these kind of things can happen to you, but this time, it really did happen to me. I remember feeling so scared and afraid. I finally realised that my parents were right by my side. Slowly comfort came, but the pain came faster. As soon as the shock wore off, I realised how much pain I was in. Never before had I felt something so incredible painful and unnatural. I knew things were not right. All I wanted was it to be fixed.
My Grandpa Allen came into the Emergency Room. I remember him giving me a blessing, but what was said or what happened after that I couldn't tell you. I only remember feeling complete peace and comfort. I know that through the power of the priesthood my life was saved, there in the Emergency Room and on Old Main. The voice I HEARD to tell me to protect my head truly was my guardian angel, my Grandpa Don. I was also protected because of my wonderful friends who also held the priesthood and helped me right after I hit that unbeatable tree.
8 Broken Ribs (all on the right side)
3 Broken Posterio Processes (back bones)
1 Deflated, Punctured, Brusied Right Lung.
1 Dislocated Hip (left)