A few weeks ago, a 23-year-old online fashion magazine editor and sometime model accidentally walked into the moving propeller of a small plane, suffering serious injuries. Lauren Scruggs's left hand was severed, and yesterday her family announced that doctors removed her left eye.
According to a posting on CaringBridge, "The surgery consisted of removing her left eye, which included nerves. The doctors were excited about the surgery and said everything went as planned and unbelievably well... We believe Jesus has answered our prayers for this miracle through the prosthesis for her eye, which will be a part of our journey and the healing process. Along with the pain she was already experiencing with her arm and shoulder injuries, the removal of the left is also very painful. We are asking again for prayer to relieve this pain, and also, as we have posted previously, pray for Lo to regain her appetite. This is crucial for her body to heal quickly." And today, her mother wrote, "As I sat with my sweet Lo in the middle of the night last night, we talked a little. She was so sweet, telling me how much she loved me and wanting me to hold her hand. Her pain subsided for a little while, but then returned, excruciating."
On December 3, Scruggs, who had briefly lived in NYC and interned for Gossip Girl and MIchael Kors, had been in a two-seater 2011 Aviat Husky A-1C-180 to see holiday lights. After landing in McKinney, Texas, she walked into the propeller, getting hit on the left side of her body. A few days after her accident, her father told ABC News, "She looked at herself for the first time today in a mirror. That was big. She looked and said, 'It's not that bad.' So that was really encouraging."