(PRWEB) August 10, 2012
Faith-based website, followme.org, says that “spiritual confidence” may be the real key to physical recovery from accidents.
That statement came today as Lauren Scruggs, a popular fashion blogger and model, this week gave her first TV interview since a life-threatening plane propeller accident eight months ago. She told the Today Show that, through her injuries, she has “learned to live by faith and not by sight,” according to MSNBC.
According to People Magazine, 24-year-old fashion blogger and model, Lauren Scruggs, suffered serious injuries as the result of a December accident in which Scruggs climbed out of a two-seater plane and mistakenly walked into the plane’s spinning propeller. The accident resulted in the loss of Scruggs’ left hand and eventual removal of her left eye.
Now, eight months later, Scruggs is fitted with prosthetics and recovering well from her distressing accident, according to People. On Thursday, she gave her first TV interview since her accident, directly from NBC’s Olympic Village in London. Scruggs was promoting the November release of her auto-biography, Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrifying Accident, and a Family’s Journey of Hope.
After her December accident, Scruggs began the recovery process. According to MSNBC, her parents posted regular recovery updates on CaringBridge.org, a site dedicated to raising funds for medical recovery. Scruggs’ videos drew over 1.5 million visits to the site.
Scruggs says she is still excited about the opportunity to share her story. “I feel like I need to use my message of hope and healing to help others, (and) to inspire others, just like people have inspired me,” she told the Today Show. She said that she was drawing from the strength and perseverance of athletes gathered in London for this month’s Olympics.
Where has Scruggs found the strength to go on in the face of amputation and loss of sight? She told the Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie, “Spiritually, I’ve just learned to live by faith and not by sight. Even though I’ve lost my left eye, I’ve just realized that the Lord has a strong purpose in it, and I need to use that.”
Faith-based website, followme.org, says that Scruggs’ inspiring story bears relevance for anyone struggling in life. “Scruggs’ confidence in God’s power highlights a fact vital for physical healing: spiritual confidence. Scruggs believed in a ‘greater purpose,’ which allowed her to find joy in the midst of an arduous recovery process,” said Pastor Jamie of followme.org.
Scruggs says as much herself. “Emotionally, days are hard sometimes, just accepting the loss of my eye and hand, but it gets better and I realize God’s in control of my life and there’s a purpose to this story,” she told the Today Show.
Lauren Scruggs’ book, Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrifying Accident, and a Family’s Journey of Hope, releases November 20, 2012.