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She said she knew from the time of her wreck that she wanted to make the best she possibly could of the situation. About eight months ago she decided she was ready to share her story, and since that time she has had several speaking engagements each month.

Though there is a constant battle of knowing there are things she is not yet able to do, Breland said the wreck has changed her life in good ways, too.

“It’s humbled me. It’s made me see things through completely different eyes,” she said.

She said she saw how quickly things can change and she doesn’t take much for granted anymore, and she values time with friends and family. She said it has changed her as a therapist too, because she can understand from a different perspective what her clients are going through.

When working with her clients during training, she said she tries to motivate them and build them up.

“They do the same for me in return,” she said. “They’ve helped me way more than I could ever help them.”


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