Meet Alexandra Powell
One winter morning, my friends and I were impaired, driving along a rural road. As we turned at high speed, the car rolled down a hill and I went flying through the back window.
Emergency responders located me crumpled on a snowbank. Seeing the extent of my injuries and knowing I needed urgent care, they called for STARS.
While in a coma for weeks with swelling on my brain, my family spoke to me, providing me strength to recover. I’m told my heart monitor would spike each time I heard a familiar voice urging me to fight harder.
Today, I’m a mom to an adorable son, have earned two diplomas and work with children with disabilities. I also speak to teens about impaired driving. My hope is to prevent others from making bad decisions.
The day I met my STARS crew, I was overcome with emotion and gratitude. Shaking hands with the people who worked tirelessly to care for me was one of the best days of my life.
Thank you, STARS.
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