Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

A new mother who lost her leg in a terrifying roadside accident says it has made her more positive about life

Video Credit: SWNS STUDIO - Duration: 01:26s - Published < > Embed
A new mother who lost her leg in a terrifying roadside accident says it has made her more positive about life

A new mother who lost her leg in a terrifying roadside accident says it has made her more positive about life

A new mother who had her leg ripped off by a truck says the horrific experience has actually helped her to look on the bright side of life. Amelie Chouinard, 29, was taking a rest on the roadside in Canada when a truck hit her, tearing off her left leg just below the knee and breaking her left arm in 15 places. The mother-of-one's body was so badly mangled that medics compared her to a bomb blast victim. Amelie, of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, said: "When the truck hit me, it chopped my leg off right away. "The doctor said it looked like I had stepped on a bomb."Amelie, mother of nine-month-old Milo, was riding her motorbike on Highway 897, 20 minutes outside Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 30 when she pulled over to the side of the road to rest at around 7pm. She said: "I have been biking for over five years.

It was my passion. "I was resting on the side of the road when I got hit by the truck. "My leg was gone from the moment I got hit."Amelie, a supply technician in the military, was thrown into a ditch from where she called her partner, Tyler Hrycyk, 25, who was driving nearby with baby Milo. "I didn't want to think about my missing leg, I was trying to stay awake," said Amelie."At first I was screaming because I couldn't believe what had happened. "But I think that I knew I needed to stay calm if I wanted to get through this. "I didn't want to talk. "I told my boyfriend that I was okay." Tyler, who is also a supply technician in the military, tore off a part of his shirt to use as a tourniquet on Amelie's leg to stop the bleeding. She was taken by helicopter to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. "A few days later, I was more awake and that's when I realized my leg was gone," she said. Adding: "I was angry at first. "I was crying, but I had good support around me." Amelie stayed in hospital for two months where she desperately missed Milo, who was then just four months old. She said: "My left arm was broken so I wasn't really able to hold him. "I saw him everyday but I didn't see him at night. "It was hard not to be home with them and be there to feed my baby."Amelie moved into a house for military personnel before returning home and starting physiotherapy with her prosthetic leg in September. She said: "I do physio every day for an hour. "At first, it was more about building up my strength and then I started walking by holding on to bars. "I had a trial leg to help me learn how to walk."It is challenging. "I can walk now but I still need a cane to help me get around."Dressing can sometimes be challenging, it's hard to put pants on. "Carrying my baby around is difficult because I don't want to fall with him. "Even taking a shower is really hard."Amelie hopes to get a high-tech prosthetic which will help her live an athletic lifestyle as an amputee. She said: "We are going to order a microprocessor knee "It has sensors and it makes it easier to move around. "Then later, I'll probably get a blade to go running. "I want to train for sports and maybe go snowboarding next year."I won't let what happened stop me from exercising."She added that she is slowly getting over the shock of her sudden amputation. "It is getting better," she said."As bad as it was, the accident is making me see a lot more of the positives in life. "I am grateful I survived. "I am learning to live day by day and enjoy it."

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

A new mother who lost her leg in a terrifying roadside accident says it has made her more positive about life

A new mother who had her leg ripped off by a truck says the horrific experience has actually helped her to look on the bright side of life. Amelie Chouinard, 29, was taking a rest on the roadside in Canada when a truck hit her, tearing off her left leg just below the knee and breaking her left arm in 15 places. The mother-of-one's body was so badly mangled that medics compared her to a bomb blast victim. Amelie, of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, said: "When the truck hit me, it chopped my leg off right away. "The doctor said it looked like I had stepped on a bomb."Amelie, mother of nine-month-old Milo, was riding her motorbike on Highway 897, 20 minutes outside Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 30 when she pulled over to the side of the road to rest at around 7pm. She said: "I have been biking for over five years.

It was my passion. "I was resting on the side of the road when I got hit by the truck. "My leg was gone from the moment I got hit."Amelie, a supply technician in the military, was thrown into a ditch from where she called her partner, Tyler Hrycyk, 25, who was driving nearby with baby Milo. "I didn't want to think about my missing leg, I was trying to stay awake," said Amelie."At first I was screaming because I couldn't believe what had happened. "But I think that I knew I needed to stay calm if I wanted to get through this. "I didn't want to talk. "I told my boyfriend that I was okay." Tyler, who is also a supply technician in the military, tore off a part of his shirt to use as a tourniquet on Amelie's leg to stop the bleeding. She was taken by helicopter to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. "A few days later, I was more awake and that's when I realized my leg was gone," she said. Adding: "I was angry at first. "I was crying, but I had good support around me." Amelie stayed in hospital for two months where she desperately missed Milo, who was then just four months old. She said: "My left arm was broken so I wasn't really able to hold him. "I saw him everyday but I didn't see him at night. "It was hard not to be home with them and be there to feed my baby."Amelie moved into a house for military personnel before returning home and starting physiotherapy with her prosthetic leg in September. She said: "I do physio every day for an hour. "At first, it was more about building up my strength and then I started walking by holding on to bars. "I had a trial leg to help me learn how to walk."It is challenging. "I can walk now but I still need a cane to help me get around."Dressing can sometimes be challenging, it's hard to put pants on. "Carrying my baby around is difficult because I don't want to fall with him. "Even taking a shower is really hard."Amelie hopes to get a high-tech prosthetic which will help her live an athletic lifestyle as an amputee. She said: "We are going to order a microprocessor knee "It has sensors and it makes it easier to move around. "Then later, I'll probably get a blade to go running. "I want to train for sports and maybe go snowboarding next year."I won't let what happened stop me from exercising."She added that she is slowly getting over the shock of her sudden amputation. "It is getting better," she said."As bad as it was, the accident is making me see a lot more of the positives in life. "I am grateful I survived. "I am learning to live day by day and enjoy it."




You Might Like


Tweets about this

V3LV3TY_

( ͒ ु•·̫• ू ͒) RT @Cleocentric: So I lost part of a family heirloom yesterday during Lana’s performance. I know this is a stretch, but if anyone has seen… 1 minute ago

Maddingly9

Claire♧ I always catch Huntsmen it put them out But there was this real quick big mother of one last night And i lost it,… https://t.co/xv7rNOQQxV 2 minutes ago

its19cats

19 @ wishing I was playing Yakuza 4 again RT @NylaTheMusical: COMMUNITY MUTUAL AID REQUEST: A Black single mother in New York City recently lost her job and needs help with rent and… 2 minutes ago

MTVtrey

Trey Weatherholtz @SollyThomas90 watching the Ravens/49ers game as a fan of my hometown team, I saw your commercial about Suicide Pre… https://t.co/68kzWg2Gre 3 minutes ago

ubgal

Lori DuVall-Jackson A Park Ranger Comforts A Sad Gorilla That Just Lost Its Mother https://t.co/HTyZUYI16l 4 minutes ago

MuffetRBoyle

Muffet @mcmrhona Ah! Well, good luck. I lost my temper slightly with my mother. 4 minutes ago

kagema_john

Baba Aisha RT @Fena_menal: Crowd lost it when she said "Sema hiyo na". My mother stole the show!! 😭😭😭❤❤❤❤❤ #FenaUnleashed #FenaAt10. And then my sis r… 4 minutes ago

billyjoebaldwin

human sand bot the crazy thing abt yr mother dying is that all the sudden every song abt heartbreak which is intended to be abt a… https://t.co/nKNN7Z6daA 8 minutes ago


Recent related videos from verified sources

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Movie (2000) Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Calista Flockhart [Video]Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Movie (2000) Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Calista Flockhart

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Movie Trailer (2000) Plot synopsis: Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This..

Credit: Teaser-Trailer.com     Duration: 02:27Published

‘Tinder Granny’ Quits Dating App To Find Love | EXTREME LOVE [Video]‘Tinder Granny’ Quits Dating App To Find Love | EXTREME LOVE

A FORMER ‘Tinder gran’ has vowed to ditch the hook-up app and find her one true love. At 83-years-old, Hattie ‘Retroage’, from New York, is no stranger to dating. The mother of two, and..

Credit: Barcroft TV     Duration: 07:32Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.