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I Am A Walking Miracle (True Story Of My Life)

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This is my story of my life, and how I've defeated the impossible, and how I keep doing the impossible. I talk about how I've defeated depression, anxiety, and suicide, I talk about how I was laying dead for 3 hours, read more if interested a very inspirational story


Submitted:Feb 11, 2013    Reads: 19    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


My Life

Hello my name is Adrian Torbenson, and I would like to share my story with you. On December 7, 2001 when I was in 6thgrade I was hit by a drunk and high driver on highway 61. It all started when I was coming home from a school dance, I was with a friend (as reports say) and we were walking across the highway when a drunk and high driver came full speed at us, my friend got away safely, but me I wasn't that lucky. The truck hit me at full speeds as it was a hit and run. When I was hit I suffered a shattered lower right leg which the bone came ¾ the way out of the skin, and was almost amputated, but wasn't and now is deformed. I broke my upper left leg, dislocated my right shoulder, my legs, and shoulder had pins in them to keep the bones in place. I also suffered 5 fractures to the skull which left me with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which erased all my memory, and the doctors said I was dead on the scene for 3 hours saying there was no hope for me, but I came back, and all I remember before my accident was the out of body experience I had. I saw myself going to sleep like a mother would see, then in a matter of seconds I saw two white dots and the surroundings of where I was hit (even though it was a blur) it was like being a bird really high in the sky. I was one get hit, and that's when everything went black for a second. I was in a coma for half a month when the doctors said I would never wake up again, but they were wrong. When I woke up I did not know who I was, who my family was, how to read, how to write, how to eat properly, how to bath myself, or anything basic. The doctors had to feed me, and bath me for the first couple weeks. I was in a wheelchair basically paralyzed for a month and half. The doctors said I could never walk again, but were astonished when they saw me take my first step (a description of that process can be heard in my song "Paralyzed" off my first album "Just Can't Move On") but back to when I first woke up. For three months I was in the hospital relearning everything from my ABC's to 123's, and was sent back to 6thgrade with the knowledge of a 4 year old. During school I was made fun of which lead to a lot of bad choices since I was psychologically impaired, and my emotions, and judgment were not in line. Because of the TBI I suffered serious depression, suicidal thoughts, mood disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. Life was hard for me since I was made fun of everyday, which made my depression even worse. In the medical field a lot of doctors gave up on me when looking for the right medication to help me with everything since nothing worked. When I was in 12thgrade coping with everything I decided to make a change for myself. I told myself "I can be living with this depression, it's growing to deep to where I am no longer functional" and that's when I made a big choice in my life, and that was to forgive. Forgive all the people that hurt me, the person that raped me, and abused me for 7 months (I can go greater in detail about that just talk to me) and how I stood strong through all that. So I forgave, and it felt amazing making that change for myself. In 12thgrade I scored a 4.0 GPA and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I wanted to go onto college, but no one had faith in me, (besides two teachers) and I won a scholarship to college with the help of these two teachers. I went through college trying to find my major many times, but I went with Network Administration, and I have completed all the requirements for being a network professional I graduated with my major 12-14-12, and now I am moving onto more school as a penetration tester (legally hacking computers) because I know if I can make it through this college I can do anything. Some more about me is that I am a professional poet, I have two books out my first book "Love Pain Life" and my second book "Falling Ashes" were published in the same year 2012. I am a professional rapper, and musician with my first solo acoustic CD "Just Can't Move On" and my first rap CD "Jesus On Wheels". I am also trying to make a business of my speech, along with other inspirational stories from other people's lives. What I've made from my accident now days (since so many people have requested) is I am a public speaker, I speak to schools, Middle School, High School, Colleges, and some people individually, or a group. I am trying to make a difference in the world with my story with defeating death, depression, anxiety, suicide, and so on, with my story I have inspired many, and that's my goal in life is to take my tragedy, and turn it into a blessing, if I was not hit, and suffered, and overcome all I have I would have never been this successful as this is the way I see it.

My Life

Hello my name is Adrian Torbenson, and I would like to share my story with you. On December 7, 2001 when I was in 6th grade I was hit by a drunk and high driver on highway 61. It all started when I was coming home from a school dance, I was with a friend (as reports say) and we were walking across the highway when a drunk and high driver came full speed at us, my friend got away safely, but me I wasn't that lucky. The truck hit me at full speeds as it was a hit and run. When I was hit I suffered a shattered lower right leg which the bone came ¾ the way out of the skin, and was almost amputated, but wasn't and now is deformed. I broke my upper left leg, dislocated my right shoulder, my legs, and shoulder had pins in them to keep the bones in place. I also suffered 5 fractures to the skull which left me with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which erased all my memory, and the doctors said I was dead on the scene for 3 hours saying there was no hope for me, but I came back, and all I remember before my accident was the out of body experience I had. I saw myself going to sleep like a mother would see, then in a matter of seconds I saw two white dots and the surroundings of where I was hit (even though it was a blur) it was like being a bird really high in the sky. I was one get hit, and that's when everything went black for a second. I was in a coma for half a month when the doctors said I would never wake up again, but they were wrong. When I woke up I did not know who I was, who my family was, how to read, how to write, how to eat properly, how to bath myself, or anything basic. The doctors had to feed me, and bath me for the first couple weeks. I was in a wheelchair basically paralyzed for a month and half. The doctors said I could never walk again, but were astonished when they saw me take my first step (a description of that process can be heard in my song "Paralyzed" off my first album "Just Can't Move On") but back to when I first woke up. For three months I was in the hospital relearning everything from my ABC's to 123's, and was sent back to 6th grade with the knowledge of a 4 year old. During school I was made fun of which lead to a lot of bad choices since I was psychologically impaired, and my emotions, and judgment were not in line. Because of the TBI I suffered serious depression, suicidal thoughts, mood disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. Life was hard for me since I was made fun of everyday, which made my depression even worse. In the medical field a lot of doctors gave up on me when looking for the right medication to help me with everything since nothing worked. When I was in 12th grade coping with everything I decided to make a change for myself. I told myself "I can be living with this depression, it's growing to deep to where I am no longer functional" and that's when I made a big choice in my life, and that was to forgive. Forgive all the people that hurt me, the person that raped me, and abused me for 7 months (I can go greater in detail about that just talk to me) and how I stood strong through all that. So I forgave, and it felt amazing making that change for myself. In 12th grade I scored a 4.0 GPA and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I wanted to go onto college, but no one had faith in me, (besides two teachers) and I won a scholarship to college with the help of these two teachers. I went through college trying to find my major many times, but I went with Network Administration, and I have completed all the requirements for being a network professional I graduated with my major 12-14-12, and now I am moving onto more school as a penetration tester (legally hacking computers) because I know if I can make it through this college I can do anything. Some more about me is that I am a professional poet, I have two books out my first book "Love Pain Life" and my second book "Falling Ashes" were published in the same year 2012. I am a professional rapper, and musician with my first solo acoustic CD "Just Can't Move On" and my first rap CD "Jesus On Wheels". I am also trying to make a business of my speech, along with other inspirational stories from other people's lives. What I've made from my accident now days (since so many people have requested) is I am a public speaker, I speak to schools, Middle School, High School, Colleges, and some people individually, or a group. I am trying to make a difference in the world with my story with defeating death, depression, anxiety, suicide, and so on, with my story I have inspired many, and that's my goal in life is to take my tragedy, and turn it into a blessing, if I was not hit, and suffered, and overcome all I have I would have never been this successful as this is the way I see it.





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