Hit by a drunk driver & need some help with bills

https://www.facebook.com/1373776251/posts/10219738885407317?sfns=mo My name is Carly Taggart. As some of you may know, I was in a terrible car accident Tuesday night. I was pushed off the road, through some trees and guard rails, into oncoming traffic. Everything was fine, just a broken bone but manageable. I was searching for my glasses and getting out of my car since it was smoking, only to be hit by a car. My body.... hit by a car with no protection. My legs were pinned under the other car and my body was contorted. This gentleman opens his driver door on top of me, glares at me and says nothing. The man on the phone was freaking out. Ambulances were on their way. A sweet lady named Cathy was on the scene. She held my unbroken hand and prayed with me until they got me on the stretcher. Turns out the driver of the car that hit me was drunk. He was bailed out 12 hours later.... I had surgery to place screws, rods, and plates in my dominant right hand. Then various lacerations and road burn all over my body. 10 stitches in my left foot. Recovery should be at least six weeks.

I am reaching out to my friends family and anyone else willing for any kind of financial assistance for rent, food, etc, so I can take time off and actually let my body heal over the next six weeks.   I’ve set the goal to cover my bills for two months in hopes that maybe I can take off work completely and do what I need to for myself.  I was in the middle of wedding planning when all of this happens so my funds are somewhat exhausted.  I’m doing the best I can with the money that I have in savings but it’s not gonna cover what I need it to.  I’ve been told that money should be the last thing I should be worried about but I can’t help it.  So with that said even a dollar is so very appreciated from anyone willing to help at all.  Financial donations are just a request, I will  totally appreciate any prayers and good vibes sent my way. Thank you so much for the support I’ve been given thus far.

The sound of me nearly losing my life has been playing over and over again. It will be an even longer road to recovery mentally and emotionally, but I am here for a reason. I have to give this all the strength I’ve got. I will get through this.

I’m so grateful to be alive and cannot wait to see what God has in store for me. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you must have compassion for the other person. This is the only reason I’ve been able to accept this with no bitterness. God is so good. There’s so much more to life than hating the person/s that did this to me. But I strongly believe everything happens for a reason and that God knows what he’s doing. Thank you to all who have prayed and sent me words of love and encouragement. I could not be more grateful. My life today is so full and I’m so grateful for the beautiful family and friends I have to enjoy it with me.

And kiss the ones you love. You have no idea when it may be the last time.

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Carly Taggart 
Austin, TX
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