Loren Schauers story is horrifying, yet overwhelming inspiring. In September 2019, he suffered a shocking accident that by some miracle didn’t kill him.
Formerly a laborer, Loren was working on a building sight when the accident happened. As recent pictures reveal, whilst he was operating a forklift, Schauers got too close to the edge of a bridge and the machine fell 50ft. The impact completely crushed his lower torso and severed his arm. If one looks closely, Loren’s body can be seen pinned under the forklift.
He was stuck under the forklift before being taken to hospital, where doctors performed a hemicorperectomy, a lifesaving operation to amputate everything below him waste. He lost both his legs and one arm.
Since the incident, the man has been bravely documenting his road to recovery on Instagram and has been extremely open about the struggles he’s faced.
His wife Sabia Reiche has stayed by his side throughout, providing daily support to her husband, who now uses a wheelchair to get around.
Loren, who still feels phantom pain because of the accident, explained that his family were a fundamental motivation to keep going.