|Published:||Sep 08, 2012 8:35 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 08, 2012 11:32 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hit and run victim Keisha Bien-Aime is home from the hospital and talking about her painful recovery. The teen was hit by a truck while waiting for the school bus just blocks from her home.
Bien-Aime doesn't remember the moment that changed her life.
"When I woke up in the hospital I didn't understand why I there. I thought I was supposed to be in class," she said.
The South Fort Myers High junior was at the bus stop August 9th when a truck swerved and hit her. It was only the second day of school.
"It's the bone in my thigh, the left thigh and for that I'm sitting here for 3 to 4 months, not able to go to school or do anything. It's kinda sad," she said.
Now she's confined to her bed and a wheelchair.
"Well to be honest, I feel a lot of pain. I have headaches that don't go away," she said, "It's junior year. I want to get into college and keep my GPA up. I'm not really able to do that at the moment."
Her mother, Maria, says her daughter spends many sleepless nights awake with pain, but thanks god it wasn't any worse.
"I say thanks to god because I could have lost her," Bien-Aime said.
The 17-year old says she's forgiven the driver and is focused instead on her recovery.
"It happens. It's okay. I have nothing against her, no problems at all. I'm just blessed to still be here," she said. Charges are still pending against the driver, 21-year old Chelsie Dahlbeck.
Keisha's mother is getting her daughter a tutor so she can keep up with school work from home.
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