Since making the courageous decision to get the lower half of his body amputated, a teenager who was involved in a horrifying forklift accident survived.
As it plunged 50ft to the ground, Loren Schauers, 19, was driving a forklift across a bridge, pinning him under the four-ton machine.
The whole time, he was awake, seeing his right arm crushed and his body’s lower half trapped under the car.
In order to save him, the worker wanted to undergo a hemicorperectomy – meaning anything below his waist was removed.
The shocking news was given to his girlfriend, Sabia, now 21, that he would not survive, and he said goodbye to him six times, having been told he would not live another day.
However, he pulled through and the couple, who had been together for 18 months before the accident occurred, said the whole thing brought them closer together and earlier this year they got engaged.
Sabia said: “There were many heartfelt, teary, sad conversations within the span of the first month of him being in hospital.
“The first time we said goodbye was before his surgery but he still had his intubator in so he was writing to us as he couldn’t talk.
“The night before his surgery, he wrote ‘I love you’ on a piece of paper as it could have been our last night together. I still have that piece of paper today.
“The doctors would say he was going to die, we’d have a goodbye conversation and then he wouldn’t die.
“It sucked, to put it blatantly, we hated it. His health was teasing us, like ‘haha we’re fine now but going to die soon so you’ll all be sad’, but then he lived.”
Young .man you are one brave man. I could never have done what you did, yet you still lived to tell about it. Your will to live was real high.Congrats and I hope you have great life. Your girlfriend is amazing, too.
Loren you are the most bravest young man that l know! So glad that your fiancee will be with you for the rest of your lives together! May God give you the strength to live a happy life enduring your horrendous injuries!
Sending you all my love hugs and kisses over your way always! From Suzie in Australia!
Wow crazy, story about his will to live for himself, family and his gf. I could not do what he would have done, I would rather die then live that way. What strength and a fight to win to live another day. I wish him all the best, what an inspiring story!
You are an amazing young man and your fiancé to by staying by your side cause most lady’s or gent would see this and move on but not her you have an amazing young lady by your side and she also has an amazing young man by her side so both of you are perfect for each other so the two of you keep loving one another and live the rest of your lives with each other may you both live Happily Ever After amazing story
I was so glad you chose life God always is with us and you always have faith and hope. However, we have a Time like no other. There are Tesla plasma frequency medical beds that can grow limbs and basically heal anything and bring our DNA back to its original state we’re going to be better than we were before any accident or any injury!