Elizabeth needs our help now - and ongoing, as her recovery will be long and difficult. She suffered massive injuries to her leg, hip and back and is still in critial condition. There is no remaining skin on her back, leaving her muscles and spine exposed. She will continue to have daily debridement surgery on her back and legs in order to keep her wounds clean before skin grafting can begin. Due to Elizabeth's strength and instincts during the trauma of being dragged beneath a car, her spine and muscles are intact. Still, Elizabeth has months of surgeries, physical therapy and other procedures ahead of her in the healing process.
Despite this tragic event, Elizabeth remains positive and upbeat - concerned more for her family and friends than for herself. Elizabeth is the type of person whose smile and sense of humor is infectious. She's ambitious, strong and intelligent - someone with a very bright future. Help us bring her back to health so that she can continue living fully and vibrantly - postively affecting even more lives around her.
She is at University Hospital Brackenridge in Austin, Texas and is in great hands with the hospital's phenomenal trauma team.
The driver who hit Elizabeth was thankfully apprehended the following day by the Austin Police.
Elizabeth needs all the support that her community can provide. Medical and personal expenses are piling up quickly, and her journey to recovery has just begun. Please help in any way you can. No donation is too small.
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