i guess pic.twitter.com/NiDiyOCCdH— duck (@DuckFanAccount) July 20, 2017
This young woman may have lost an arm but she is still taking the world in stride.
Lauren, a 21-year-old woman from San Diego, California, had her arm amputated in a moped accident a year ago.
“I lost it on a moped accident going way too fast,” she told HuffPost. “I lost control and my wheel swung into the median. I flew off and hit a street sign that sliced my arm clean off.”
Fortunately, an off-duty police officer was just behind her and he was able to save her life. The cop applied a tourniquet to her stump while they waited for the paramedics to arrive.
“I remember I asked the cop, ‘Hey, am I gonna die?’ and he said, ‘No, you’ll be fine,’” she said.
Though doctors were initially able to reattach her arm for about a month and a half, it lost blood circulation while she was undergoing surgery to reconnect her nerves.
Losing an arm was obviously a heavy burden for Lauren to bear and she felt “pretty defensive and angry” she said. However, her sense of humor soon came to her rescue and she immediately turned to Twitter to cope up with the loss.
i was in the ocean and this lil kids like "what happened to ur arm" and i told him it was a shark and he ran out and has yet to get back in— duck (@DuckFanAccount) July 21, 2017
I lost my arm you dick pic.twitter.com/UgjWK7kkwI— duck (@DuckFanAccount) August 29, 2016
i can't wait to cheat on my future boyfriend— duck (@DuckFanAccount) July 21, 2017
it turns out i'm still really good at pool with one hand im going to hustle everyone— duck (@DuckFanAccount) July 17, 2017
i don't use the clapping emoji cos i can't clap and im being completely honest— duck (@DuckFanAccount) July 15, 2017
Lauren said that although some people tried to hurt her by making her feel bad about her body, most people are actually very supportive of her.
“[It] showed me that people still found me beautiful and missing an arm didn’t make me less of a person,” she said.
A few days ago, the courageous young woman created her Tinder bio with yet more hilarious remarks. She listed herself as an arms dealer and graded herself with a 10/10 face, 9/10 body, 20/10 personality and 1/2 arms.
I can already tell she has the best personality by her job title pic.twitter.com/uyK7DJCN0M— meme god (@MEMESG0D) August 8, 2017
“I got home pretty drunk, and I don't remember typing it up really,” Lauren said. "I just woke up to someone DM'ing me a Reddit post asking if it was me, and I was like damn, I guess it is.”
Her sassy bio has since gone viral and guys are clamoring to “swipe right” on her profile.
However, at present, Lauren is not interested in hooking up with anyone.
“I’m getting a lot of matches and super likes because of it, but I just use it for fun,” she said. “I don’t have any interest in meeting anyone.”
Despite that, a lot of men haven’t given up hope yet.
I love that she has a sense of humor and that she can joke about herself— Rawburt Martinez (@fossil_shark) August 9, 2017
i want be friends with her she seems so funny— abhidnya (@tbhabhi) August 9, 2017
hahahaha this girl won tinder https://t.co/9rfgcLlORN— housecat ⏩ IMF, DBCO (@JobieWanKenobii) August 9, 2017
Lol this is so...humerus. https://t.co/OlwUmjHpvA— Chibuike Ezeokoli (@The_Catalan10) August 10, 2017
Arms 1/2 pic.twitter.com/pHokmFR4Sl— BF2 ™ GOTY (@TrellSkywalker) August 9, 2017
She's kwute pic.twitter.com/aHt7FmCCWE— Colbys Baby (@colbys_baby) August 9, 2017
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