A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She’s Inspiring Others

When Bethany was in high school, she was a loving and gorgeous girl. Then something tragic happened that changed everything. Bethany was driving with her sister on the highway. They got into an accident that took the life of her sister and mangled Bethany’s face. Her courage, strength, and recovery will move you. Bethany was just a normal girl in high school. Here is her story:

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Bethany was a friendly, kind, and loving teenager.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

She loved riding horses.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Like, a lot. And she was good at it.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

But then she got in a tragic, life-changing accident. She was driving in the winter and lost control of the car while making a turn. She crossed the median and was t-boned by a truck.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Her skull was literally smashed to pieces and her sister lost her life.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

The doctors were only keeping Bethany alive long enough to harvest her organs. She spent 16 hours in surgery, but then something miraculous happened, she stabilized DURING surgery.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

With Bethany’s kind of injuries, that was unheard of. It was a miracle. She was in the hospital recovering for a couple of rough months.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

But even though her face was terribly mangled and it was thought that she was going to die, she was out of the hospital in only 72 days. She was a fighter.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Her family couldn’t believe their luck. They cherished every moment with Bethany.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Her survival and recovery was so miraculous, she became a spokesperson for the hospital.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

She even competed in the Ms. You Can Do It pageant.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Her story was everywhere. She appeared in news segments, held fundraisers, and had articles written about her. Here she is with Kristi Yamaguchi at one of her fundraisers.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Then her experience with brain injuries came in handy. Her younger brother took a line drive to the head. He fractured his skull, ruptured vessels, and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She was there for him every step of the way.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

She wouldn’t have survived without the amazing help and love of the caretakers watching over her (seen pictured with her above).

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

She even got back into horse back riding!

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

And after everything, she isn’t afraid to be daring.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

Her high school senior picture and she is still so beautiful.

A Horrible Accident Left Her Disfigured And Killed Her Sister, Now She's Inspiring Others

She has even graduated college.

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It just goes to show that we never know what can happen. Doctors were certain that Bethany was going to die, but instead, she thrived. Not only that, but she continues to inspire others to never give up. She is an incredible woman.

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