ATLANTA - The survivor of a crash that killed four University of Georgia students last year is making remarkable progress.
Agnes Kim has been dealing with devastating injuries since the crash in April 2016 that killed four of her friends: Christina Semeria, Halle Scott, Kayla Canedo and Brittany Feldman.
Kim and her friends had gone to take pictures at the iconic Iron Horse sculpture just outside of Athens. On the way back, Kim’s car hit another vehicle head-on along Highway 15 in Oconee County.
Kim, who was driving at the time, suffered broken bones and a brain injury that put her into a coma.
The driver of the other car was hurt, but released from the hospital the next day.
Kim has had at least six surgeries since then. Therapists are now helping her with her movement and speech.
“I’m still working on my swallowing and my balance, and not blaming myself for the girls who didn’t make it in my accident,” Kim said.
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Kim told Channel 2's Linda Stouffer that her friends' faces and memories motivate her to recover.
“Being motivated by (A) God (B) the girls and (C) my family,” she said.
She is now in outpatient therapy and dreams of going back to college to become a physical therapist.
“I hope to get the freak out of this wheelchair and walk,” she said. “God put me in this situation to show me how much I am loved.”
Kim’s mom said her daughter is fearless and faithful.
Kim told Stouffer she had a message for all the Georgia students and supporters praying for her recovery.
“I think your prayers are working because I’m now on my way to getting back to my normal,” Kim said.
Kim is now doing what she can to help others. She will be modeling in the Shepherd Center “Project Rollway” fundraiser to raise money for adolescent rehabilitation programs.
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