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Jan 20th 2018, 12:33 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

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Motorcyclist- I should be dead...

An alleged drunk driver left this Ottawa motorcyclist devastatingly injured. She's chronicling her road to recovery | Ottawa Citizen

Stephanie Albert decided to blog because she thought she was dying — and she didn’t want to go quietly.

At the time, the pain was so intense and her mind so muddied by opioids that Albert believed she was scratching out her final testimony: a memorial to the last days of a life and body shattered by an alleged drunk driver.

“When I took that first picture of myself, I was so high on painkillers, I thought, ‘This is it, this is my ode, my tribute, I hope someone reads this,’” recalls the 29-year-old.

Before being hit, Albert was living life on her own terms. She was a successful graphic designer with a happy hodgepodge of passions: electric guitar, origami, volleyball, photography, hand lettering, motorcycles. For Albert, riding a motorbike was an exercise in personal freedom: a risk, of course, but one well worth the returns.

The events of Sept. 1, however, obliterated that risk-reward calculation...

Edited by JohnnyM on Jan 20th 2018 at 12:35 AM
Jan 20th 2018, 09:16 AM   #2
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Very sobering. Not something people think about. Sure, riders understand the potential dangers but, and heaven forbid it should ever happen, the recovery road is a long one. Remember too that encouragement from family and friends speed the healing process. Her story and photos about that journey are inspiring. I wish her all the best.
Jan 30th 2018, 09:01 AM   #3
 
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Very sobering. Not something people think about. Sure, riders understand the potential dangers but, and heaven forbid it should ever happen, the recovery road is a long one. Remember too that encouragement from family and friends speed the healing process. Her story and photos about that journey are inspiring. I wish her all the best.
Jeff, no doubt that your story is just as compelling, especially because your age made healing that much tougher. It's one thing to heal from devastating injuries @ 29 like she did, a remarkable recovery. But you, to me, are the epitome of positive thinking after what you went through. I would love to ride with you this summer!
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Jan 30th 2018, 11:38 AM   #4
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Thank you Judy. You've had your share of bumps and bruises too. Maybe I will see you and Kevin at the 1 Moto Show this year.
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