This August, while vacationing with her husband and friends, 37-year-old Jaime Carnucci dove into a shallow lake “at an odd angle” and broke her neck.
“I remember hitting the bottom of the lake and it was just a weird feeling," Carnucci told Good Morning America. "I never felt any pain; it was just a ringing in my ears. I felt like I was floating.”
The spinal cord injury left the New Hampshire mother of two paralyzed on her left side.
After 70 days of surgeries and rehabilitation, Carnucci was able to regain much of her strength and her ability to walk.
During her recovery, her husband, Frank, started a Facebook movement using the hashtag #CarnucciStrong. Friends, family members and strangers rallied around the family, sending Carnucci photos, cards and notes of encouragement.
Two people even sent embroidered pillows to motivate Carnucci.
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