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Deerinda Lowe Gets A Second Chance

An 18-wheeler truck ran into her, and Deerinda went from being trapped in her car to being on the stair steps of Heaven. Read Transcript


Reporter: DORINDA LOWE

NEVER SAW IT COMING.

A SEMI TRUCK RAN THE RED

LIGHT AND PLOWED OVER THE

TOP OF HER CAR.

THE 18-WHEELER BARELY MISSED

HER HEAD, BUT PRACTICALLY

SEVERED HER ARM.

HER LEGS WERE CAUGHT UNDER

THE ENGINE, AND THE CAR

COLLAPSED, TRAPPING HER

INSIDE.

WE COULD TELL RIGHT AWAY

BOTH OF HER ARMS WERE

BROKEN, AND AT LEAST ONE OF

HER LEGS WERE BROKEN, AND

POSSIBLY THE OTHER ONE.

AND WE WERE PRETTY SURE SHE

PROBABLY HAD SOME INTERNAL

INJURIES TO GO WITH THAT.

IT WAS A PRETTY LOW

PERCENTAGE IF SHE WAS GOING

TO MAKE IT OR NOT.

Reporter: RESCUE

WORKERS TRIED FOR 45 MINUTES

TO GET DORINDA OUT OF THE

CAR.

FINALLY SHE WAS

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO VIRGINIA.

IT WAS VERY GRAVE.

SHE HAD LOST A LOT OF BLOOD

WHEN SHE FIRST TIME CAME --

WHEN SHE FIRST CAME IN.

THE FRACTURES SHE HAD WERE

ALL VERY SERIOUS.

WHEN YOU THROW ON TOP OF IT

SHE HAD ALL OF THESE

INJURIES AND LACERATIONS AND

TEARS IN THE SKIN.

SHE HAD A RUPTURED SPLEEN

AND RUPTURED LIVER.

SHE WAS IN A VERY, VERY

SERIOUS CONDITION.

Reporter: FOR TWO

WEEKS, DOCTORS TRIED TO PUT

DORINDA BACK TOGETHER.

SHE HAD TO BE RESUSCITATED

TWICE AND SUFFERED A MASSIVE

STROKE.

SHE HAD SEVERAL SURGERIES

BUT REMAINED IN A COMA.

DOCTORS OFFERED LITTLE HOPE

FOR HER SURVIVAL.

DORINDA'S MOTHER NEVER LEFT

HER BEDSIDE.

> EVEN THOUGH SHE WASN'T A

CHRISTIAN, SHE BEGGED GOD TO

SAVE HER LIFE.

WHEN I WOKE UP, I

REMEMBER SEEING GOD.

I WAS ON THE STAIRWAY OF

HEAVEN AND WE WERE STANDING

AT THE BOTTOM.

AND GOD WAS HOLDING ME IN

HIS ARMS.

AND I CAN REMEMBER JUST

HEARING THE VOICE BEHIND ME

TALKING TO ME SAYING, IT'S

OKAY, YOU'RE FINE.

YOU'RE SAFE NOW.

I KNEW GOD WAS THERE.

I DID NOT SEE HIS FACE, BUT

I KNEW HE WAS HOLDING ME IN

HIS ARMS.

I KNEW HE HAD SAVED ME.

I WASN'T A CHRISTIAN.

I NEVER HOW TO ACTUALLY ASK

GOD TO FORGIVE ME FOR ALL OF

MY SINS.

Reporter: DORINDA HAD A

LONG AND HARD RECOVERY.

SHE REMAINED BEDRIDDEN AT

HOME FOR THREE MONTHS.

SHE HAD TO LEARN TO DO

EVERYTHING AGAIN.

I WAS SO SCARED I WOULD

NEVER WALK.

I HAD A PHYSICAL THERAPIST,

AND I LEARNED TO WALK ON A

WALKER.

AND THEN ON THE 24th, THEY

TOOK THE WALKER FROM ME AND

I WAS WALKING ON MY OWN.

THEY WERE WATCHING ME AND I

JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I WAS CRYING.

AND I WAS LIKE, OH, MY GOSH,

I AM WALKING.

Reporter: DORINDA HAD

SURPASSED ALL EXPECTATIONS

FOR THEIR RECOVERY.

THEY SAID I WOULD

PROBABLY NEVER USE THE RIGHT

ARM AGAIN.

THEY WERE NEVER SURE IF I

WOULD EVER WALK RIGHT

AGAIN.

BUT I DO WALK AND USE MY

LIGH RIGHT ARM.

TO SEE SOMEBODY WITH THIS

NUMBER OF BONE AND JOINT

INJURIES AND THE ABDOMINAL

INJURIES SHE HAD, THE BELLY

INJURIES AND THE STROKE, TO

HAVE COME BACK LIKE THIS, IT

IS REALLY PHENOMENAL.

IT IS AN EXCEPTIONAL

RECOVERY, ABSOLUTELY.

Reporter: EVEN MORE

THAN A SECOND CHANCE AT

LIFE, DORINDA IS THANKFUL

THAT GOD SAVED HER FOR

ETERNITY.

THERE IS A GOD OUT

THERE.

AND HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU IF

YOU WANT TO TALK TO HIM AND

HAVE HIM COME INTO YOUR

HEART.

I'M LUCKY THAT I'M HERE AND

I GOT A SECOND CHANCE, THAT

I DID NOT DIE, AND I GOT TO

ACCEPT HIM INTO MY HEART AND

HE FORGIVES ME FOR ALL OF MY SINS.

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