Two years ago, Lit Mitchell lay in a medically-induced coma, with two broken vertebra and damage to her spinal cord. She awoke five days later to the news she was a quadriplegic, with little hope of ever recovering movement. For Mitchell, as it is with thousands of quadriplegics across the world, life as she knew it was over in many ways.
Weeks of rehab ensued, and Liz was buoyed by her then-boyfriend Bryan Mitchell, who stood by her and told her about the life they would have together, according to DFW’s WFAA.
“He didn’t just say, ‘You’re paralyzed; you can’t walk.’ He specifically said, ‘One day, we’ll move to Waco, we’ll get married, and we will have a beautiful life. And it does not matter if you are in a wheelchair.'”