While biking to set Friday morning for Day 1 of a film I'm working on, I was struck by a vehicle and thrown off my bike onto the road, left for dead. It was a hit and run.
I was laying in the road screaming for help, waving my arm up for help so no one would run me over. Angels were looking out for me when the first citizen to stop was @heatherlerner. She held my hand as I laid crying on my back in the middle of the road, one shoe completely off, waiting for help to arrive. I happened to know Officer Mike, who first responded. Having two familiar faces in the midst of chaos helped calm my breathing, especially while being loaded onto a board and then a gurney in the back of an ambulance.
The first responders, medical personnel and doctor all told me my helmet saved my life. They said I was lucky to walk away without broken bones or fractures. I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't been wearing my @lumos_helmet, a birthday present from @jonschup and Jared. I have to replace my helmet and my favorite @elloproducts mug (which had fresh @cremacoffee.co in it, but was STILL hot when it was in my bike basket when I got home), and quite possibly my bike, but I can't replace me. I'm in a lot of pain, and healing is going to take a while, but I'm here to see the rest of my days.
I'm grateful to be alive. I'm grateful for the people who I happened to know while I was in shock, who helped me while help was arriving. I'm grateful for my yoga practice with @bethechangeyoga, as I silently said mantras and tried to focus on my breathing. I'm grateful for my trusty cruiser, who is battered and probably not safe to ride anymore, but probably took most of the impact. I'm grateful for putting on angel earrings and sticking a clear quartz crystal in my pocket and saying a prayer before I left my house. I'M GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇😇😇😇💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 #WEARAHELMET #BIKEAWARENESS #LOOKFORBICYCLES #bicycle #bicycles #bikes #bikelife #bikehelmet #wearetraffictoo #hitandrun #sjpd #gratitude #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger #imstillstanding #imstillalive #terrafirmation