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Survivor Turned Her Car Accident “Into Something Beautiful”

Brenna Bean’s life was saved at Baystate Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center. Today she says she’s thankful for her accident.

Category: Emergency

Just before leaving for her freshman year of college, Brenna Bean was in a severe car accident. She was immediately life-flighted to Baystate Medical Center, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center.

“They had the capability to care for the life-threatening scenarios I was facing,” she says. “It was touch and go there for a while.”

Among her injuries, Brenna fractured several vertebrae which left her paralyzed below the chest.

She says, “I know how easily I could have lost my life. So I want to live it as completely as I can, right now, today. And know I have lived it well.”