Allison had crushed T7 and T8, she had a collapsed lung, lacerated spleen, fractured rib, minimal feeling or use of her left leg, a concussion as well as many other bumps and bruises. She underwent a 4 hour surgery to place 2 titanium rods along with 10 screws to hold her spine together. Her spine is now fused from T4 to T10.
She spent 6 days in Maine Medical Center in Portland and then was transported by ambulance to Maine General Rehab in Augusta, where they expect her to be until the first week of August. When released, her physical therapy will continue at home.
Allison is 21 years old and was born and raised in Sidney, Maine. She graduated from Messalonskee High School in 2014. While she attended Messalonskee, her passion was softball. She played on the high school team as well as summer leagues. This is where she received one of her many nicknames “Boots”.
Allison has always been a leader and blazed her own path in life. Her smile is infectious and her sense of humor is one of a kind. She has manage to keep her sense of humor and sarcasm throughout this, which I believe is helping her heal faster.
Up until the accident, Allison was working a full time job with Servpro and a part time job at Dicks Sporting Goods. I asked her why she worked so much, she said “why come home from work and sit around when you can go to work and make more money”. Her work ethic is exceptional and she has already expressed her desire to return to work, though she knows this will take time.
She would allow herself to have one day off a week which was Sundays, this is when you would most likely find her with her friends. She is very passionate about her guns and enjoys going to the range and learning from others.
Allison is fighting every day to regain her ability to walk all while dealing with the excruciating pain. She has such a positive attitude, but her road to recovery is going to be a long one. Thankfully she is still with us and she is improving everyday!
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