Her life has changed somewhat dramatically since that ill-fated day of December 3 when she walked into a spinning airplane propeller.
Having lost her left arm, and with severe facial injuries that resulted in her left eye having to be removed, Lauren Scruggs today (Thurs) spoke out in a TV interview where she revealed how she has coped through the most traumatic experience of her young lifetime.
The fashion blogger told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show, that she is ”learning to live by faith and not by sight,”
The interview took place in London’s Olympic Village, where Scruggs said she was taking strength from the Games and the perseverance of the athletes, but she wanted to let everyone know she is doing as well as can be expected. [Asked to single out a particular Olympian, Scurggs mentioned all-around gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas – who suddenly appeared on camera to give a surprised Scruggs a hug.]
“It’s good to be out in public… letting people know I’m OK.” she said.
Though she did acknowledge that their were good and bad days, admitting that her “difficult days” emotionally were “accepting the loss of my eye and hand.”
The 24-year-old, who is detailing her emotional journey in her upcoming book Still Lolo (Lolo is her nickname), said that on a personal level, she has “gained a new perspective on life”.
“The Lord has a strong purpose in it,” she added.
To watch the clip, click here.