posted on December 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Lauren Scruggs, a 23-year-old model and editor of Lolo magazine, was struck by the propeller of a private airplane on Saturday, December 3. Scruggs also was once an intern and stylist for “Gossip Girl.” She had taken a private airplane in Dallas to see the Christmas lights.
At night right after she got off the plane, she went back to thank the pilot. She didn’t realize how close she was to the propeller because it was moving so fast and was hard to see.
The model … walked into the propeller slicing her face and shoulder and nearly severing her left hand. She has undergone reconstructive surgery after her hand was amputated and is now in stable condition in Parkland Hospital.
Scruggs miraculously survived this horrific event and she is already out of the Intensive Care Unit. Scruggs is to undergo brain surgery as well, according to ABC News. Her parents are so thankful she is alive and they are praying for her every day.
Her dad, Jeff Scruggs said:
Obviously she’s had a lot of trauma to her head, and she lost her left hand and her left eye is questionable. We’re praying she’ll regain her sight.
PI girls, please let us pray for this young girl! My heart goes out to her and her family. It says in the Bible that when someone is suffering, to bear each other’s burdens.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).
Please continue praying for her.