(WSPA) – This week on Hometown Spotlight we meet a woman who survived a terrible accident and she tells photojournalist Ryan Goodman and reporter Christine Scarpelli that it changed her life for the better.
Lisa Moore is celebrating her 37 birthday this July but on her 36 th birthday, no one was sure that might happen. Moore said she was living a life as a role model mother raising her two kids and becoming an active member of their schools an church.
Moore said she got divorced, remarried and said she entered into a life filled with abuse and drug addiction.
Moore said she wanted to stop doing drugs but didn’t, to avoid divorce. The day before her 36 th birthday Moore said she was visiting a friend and got hungry. She told us she called her mother to bring her food on Dacusville Highway when the accident happened.
Moore said a woman driving a car blacked out and hit her going approximately 95 miles an hour. Moore’s legs were severed and she was left fighting for her life.
Paramedics from Greenville County EMS and MedTrans said the prognosis wasn’t good and doctors told them Lisa would likely not make it because of the severity of her injuries.
Now nearly a year later Moore said she’s feeling better than ever. She tells us that therapy, determination, and God gave her a new purpose, to help others struggling with the same issues she was facing before her accident.
Moore also attends several therapy appointments a week. This includes GHS Prosthetics where she sees Resident Brandon Lawhorn. Moore said insurance will not cover prosthetic legs to help her recover so Lawhorn said he reached out to other companies to help.
John Beckham with Endolite is currently working with Lisa to find her prosthetic legs and other joints to help her stay active.
Lisa Moore is available for public speaking engagements and you can contact her below.
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