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IN People ON 22 Apr, 2016
More times than thrice, life leaves you with no reasons to go on with it. But you shouldn't lose hope as that option isn't really open for choosing. However, you can fight and fight so hard that the life which was so anxious to bring you down, falls on its knees.
In case you need an inspiration, I'll give you the story of Mitchell Hunter who went through a terrible accident which disfigured his face. He never gave up, though.
Read about his journey below.
Mitchell's car hit an electric pole in which he was a passenger. He managed to pull a woman to safety, he was shocked by a high-voltage with 10, 000 volts for almost five minutes.
He was able to survive the accident but he lost his leg and his face was severely disfigured. "People tell me I'm fortunate that I don't remember [the accident] because it would probably be a lot of pain," he said.
"Imagine walking into a room and, like, falling and everybody noticing," he explained. "That's how it was every time I walked in a room because of the way my face looked."
Doctors operated for almost 14 hours on him, giving him eyelids, nose, and muscles which could help him in moving his face. All thanks to an anonymous donor.
He chose not to care about the stares he gets but whether his beards are trimmed or not. "Hot, cold, pain, tickle, rubbing my beard, someone kissing my face, I can feel everything," Mitchell explains.
"It's a lot easier to go out in public now, I will tell you that," he said.
"I look back on it as something that made me stronger," he explained. "I mean, yeah, I'd like to have my leg and my face back, but without that happening I wouldn't be who I am today."
He got a little to close to a high-voltage wire while painting his church.