Fashion blogger and model Lauren Scruggs is back in the headlines nearly one year after the tragic accident that resulted in a severed left hand and a lost left eye.
Scruggs had just landed after viewing Christmas lights from above last December when she walked into a moving airplane propeller at a private airport north of Dallas. The propeller sliced off her hand and doctors were forced to remove her left eye weeks later.
Scruggs was conscious, breathing and "somewhat" responsive after the accident but bleeding badly, according to the 911 call. She was rushed to the hospital, fighting for her life.
After the accident, the 24-year-old from Plano, Texas, spent more than a month at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas. She underwent intensive physical therapy to relearn the basics - how to walk, talk, use a stationary bike, even dress herself - and pick up the pieces of her life.
The beautiful blonde was later fitted with what appear to be top-notch prosthetics to replace the left hand and left eye she lost. Just this week she took to Twitter to show off how she looks and what she’s been up to.
"Doing some filming action. Long day," she tweeted, along with a photo of herself and friend Shannon Yoachum.
While she displays a beautiful smile that is reminiscent of the one family and friends remember from before the accident, she devotes one chapter of her memoir to her the difficulties she faced on the road to recovery.
"I don't know why this is so hard, I said," she writes in an excerpt obtained by ABC News. "Soldiers are dying in Afghanistan right now and I'm too chicken to do this one little thing."
Scruggs reached a legal settlement with the insurance company for the pilot and the plane's owner last March, a representative for her attorney told ABC News at the time.
Scruggs' memoir, "Still Lolo: The Inspiring True Story," goes on sale Nov. 15.
According to an excerpt from her memoir obtained by ABC News, she believes that her split-second encounter with the propeller blade may have made her a deeper, more introspective person.
"I came to see how there was so much more to my life than being worried about how I looked," she writes.
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