For Kearria Freed, the battle is far from over.
She says, it’s just beginning.
Surviving a gunshot to the head was the ultimate test, but it’s at Providence Hospital where she’s fighting even harder to regain her independence.
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice,” Kearria says.
The six-hour surgery that saved her life came at a cost. On the operating table, she suffered a stroke that paralyzed her left side.
“I couldn’t stand or walk or nothing.”
She’s come a long way since then.
“We took baby steps. I started standing and then I took steps and then i started walking,” Kearria says.
Kearria does physical therapy a couple times a week and she’s developed quite the bond with her physical therapists.
Kearria’s long journey isn’t over, but her three goals are now within reach: regaining her independence, receiving her college degree and dancing once again.
The “miracle” saying only she was kept alive and given the will to make each and every step forward by the highest power there is.
“it just amazes me like I’ve been through that, god had me this whole time.”