In 2012 Alissa Boyle Grimes and a fellow nursing student stopped to help a man in a car crash on a Pennsylvania interstate. Soon after, they
were forced to jump from the bridge to avoid an oncoming tractor trailer. Alissa suffered severe injuries, and doctors told her she'd never walk
again. But a year and a half later after intense rehabilitation, she proved them wrong and walked down the aisle and danced at her wedding. "It feels
really good... it meant a lot," says an emotional Alissa of her hard-won victory.
I salute this young lady for risking her life to help someone she didn't even know, and almost losing her own life in the process. As well, I respect
her grit and sticktuitiveness. She could have felt sorry for herself, and gave up when the doctors told her she would never walk again, and no one
would have blamed her for doing so. But instead she confronted her injuries and diagnosis head on, and wouldn't take no for an answer from her
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