April 10, 2018

Positivity: Girl Thanks First Responders Who Saved Her Life

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Parker, Colorado:

March 29, 2018

19-year-old Morgan Koetter says she’ll always be grateful to the people who saved her life.

“I just really wanna say thank you, there’s no other way to say it. There’s no more inspiring words to say, everything you have done is incredible.”

Koetter was involved in a horrific car crash, December 17, 2017. Morgan was riding in her boyfriend’s pickup truck going north on Parker road when they were hit by a vehicle that ran a red light heading east on Hess Road at a high rate of speed. The impact of the accident crushed the front of the pickup truck pushing the motor partially into the passenger’s compartment. Morgan’s seat belt failed and the impact threw her into the windshield and the dashboard. First responders with South Metro Fire Rescue found Morgan on the floor of the pickup and had to extricate her from the truck.

Paramedics performed lifesaving care in the field and transported Morgan to Parker Adventist Hospital where she was in a coma for three weeks because of a traumatic brain injury.

“You all really had to work hard and you had to be happy and hopeful and anytime I struggled or was down you were right there and weren’t going to let go,” she told a group from South Metro Fire Rescue and Parker Adventist Hospital.

Morgan was initially diagnosed with severe head and neck injuries as well as a lacerated carotid artery, damaged kidney, and liver. She was later diagnosed with severe brain trauma which affected her complete left lobe and the back of her brain from the impact. She also had facial and skull fractures, and a shattered jaw with a large number of teeth that had been pushed out or placed in odd positions.

Three months after her accident, Morgan’s progress is nothing short of miraculous. She wasn’t expected to live, much less walk, talk and function on a normal level. …

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