Photo: Claire Freeman
Paralyzed in a car accident a woman from New Zealand overcame suicidal thoughts and began a modeling career. Your story and feelings she shared with the newspaper Metro.
The incident occurred in 1995 when the mother, Claire Freeman (Claire Freeman) Barbara fell asleep at the wheel, causing the car swerved off the road and rolled off a cliff. The victims managed to survive, but the daughter suffered severe trauma to the spinal cord, which usually leads to loss of sensation and dysfunction of the whole body. Claire was in the hospital for a year, went through three surgeries and was left immobilized for life from neck to toes.
It is known that within five years after a woman became disabled, she was four times attempted suicide. Freeman received the diploma of designer in Wellington, New Zealand, but did not want to return to his hometown Whangarei.
“I felt ugly and hated the fact that I can’t walk. Despising my body, I wore black baggy clothes and hiding from everyone. To live after the accident, it was extremely difficult, and in College the first few years I didn’t speak to any of the students due to the fact that he felt ashamed of his wheelchair,” admitted the 41-year-old victim.
Video, photo All from Russia.