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.”