5 hours to be found

I was involved in a car accident on the 12th of October 2006. Although it has been a long time, when the chopper flies over my house I just remember how lucky I am. Six years ago I was driving over to see my boyfriend at the time in Whitianga. I was travelling between Tairua and Whitianga when I lost traction and rolled my car and was thrown down a cliff. I don’t know what happened for the next 5hrs but that was how long it took to find me. I think I was driven down to Thames Hospital before being taken to Waikato Hospital by Westpac Rescue Helicopter. I was told later that if I hadn’t been found when I was I would never have survived. At first I wished I hadn’t been found, I am a high tetraplegic but I have my wonderful family, and I’m getting to see my granddaughter in September.

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