Nurse Sets Her Own Broken Legs After Car Accident, Potentially Saving Her Life
Throughout nursing school, we study countless hours and endure unimaginable stress all so that we can help others in their time of need. We rarely, if ever, think that our intense training may one day save our own life.
Stacie Reis of Canada was driving home when her car tumbled down a 40 foot embankment. The crash resulted in her breaking both legs, her sternum, and her pelvis. She also suffered contusions to the heart and lungs.
“The way [my legs] were pinned, it wasn’t natural,” said Reis. “My little nurse brain was like, ‘You need to straighten these out otherwise you’re going to cut off your blood supply; you’ll lose your legs.”
She spent the next 14 hours in excruciating pain as she prayed that she would be found. She was rushed to the hospital, where she has now had five surgeries and a skin graft. It will be a long recovery, but she says she is excited to get back to the career that saved her life.
Check out the GoFundMe page that was created for her by some friends. All donations are greatly appreciated!