T he day after Thanksgiving in 2003, I was hit head on by a young 16 year old driver that had never been on the ice before. He lost control of his truck going around 65 mph's and crossed center line and hit me going around 45 mph's. It took the EMS people about 2 hours to cut me out of my car. I was med flighted to a major hospital and went in for emergency surgery to repair my torn aorta. I spent the next 9 weeks in a coma and the next 2 months in the hospital getting strong enough to go back home. I spent the better part of the next year learn to walk again and spent the last 4 years in P.T. trying to get back as much as I can.