The First Link<br />By:  Kristen Sell<br /> This Presentation contains  graphic  images<br />
June 7th, 2007<br /> I graduated  from high school with a great plan for my future.<br />
Mom, Dad, & Me<br />
My siblings and me<br />
 Seven days later, I went on a camping trip with my family.  I was kicked by a horse and shattered my tibia.<br />
I was five miles up a rocky trail, so I had to ride down on the back of an all terrain vehicle.<br />In the ambulance on t...
Dad holding my hand at the hospital<br />Close-up of the stick splint<br />
The nurses removing the splint after a long first day in the hospital<br />
I was scared I wouldn’t make it.<br />
Surgeons inserted a rod and four screws into my right leg. They also found out that my swollen right wrist was full of bad...
 My wrist swollen to almost the size of my knee<br />
I was scared I would never walk again.<br />
The stitches in my leg<br />
My high school sweetheart and I after my first miserable follow-up appointment<br />
I was scared that nothing would ever be the same.<br />
Despite my fears, I did make it through and I am more than able to walk now.  Nothing is really the same as it was before,...
ssd<br />My leg, today. <br />My scars are barely visible.<br />
Life threw me down an entirely different path than I had planned.  I have learned to adapt to the unexpected and I believe...
June 14th, 2007<br />Seven days after my high school graduation and the first link in an unending chain of events that wou...
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English visual essay final draft

  1. 1. The First Link<br />By: Kristen Sell<br /> This Presentation contains graphic images<br />
  2. 2. June 7th, 2007<br /> I graduated from high school with a great plan for my future.<br />
  3. 3. Mom, Dad, & Me<br />
  4. 4. My siblings and me<br />
  5. 5. Seven days later, I went on a camping trip with my family. I was kicked by a horse and shattered my tibia.<br />
  6. 6. I was five miles up a rocky trail, so I had to ride down on the back of an all terrain vehicle.<br />In the ambulance on the way to the University Hospital in Kentucky (stick splint on my leg)<br />
  7. 7. Dad holding my hand at the hospital<br />Close-up of the stick splint<br />
  8. 8. The nurses removing the splint after a long first day in the hospital<br />
  9. 9. I was scared I wouldn’t make it.<br />
  10. 10. Surgeons inserted a rod and four screws into my right leg. They also found out that my swollen right wrist was full of badly pulled ligaments. I spent the rest of that summer with a cast on my arm sitting in a wheelchair.<br />
  11. 11. My wrist swollen to almost the size of my knee<br />
  12. 12. I was scared I would never walk again.<br />
  13. 13. The stitches in my leg<br />
  14. 14. My high school sweetheart and I after my first miserable follow-up appointment<br />
  15. 15. I was scared that nothing would ever be the same.<br />
  16. 16. Despite my fears, I did make it through and I am more than able to walk now. Nothing is really the same as it was before, but I am more than okay with the changes.<br />
  17. 17. ssd<br />My leg, today. <br />My scars are barely visible.<br />
  18. 18. Life threw me down an entirely different path than I had planned. I have learned to adapt to the unexpected and I believe I am on the right path.<br />
  19. 19. June 14th, 2007<br />Seven days after my high school graduation and the first link in an unending chain of events that would lend a hand in molding me into the adult I continue to become.<br />

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