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Man, 20, left without lower half of his body after horror forklift accident

Loren Schauers, 20, from Great Falls in Montana, has been left without his legs or right forearm following a freak accident in September 2019 while working on a bridge with a forklift. He fell 50ft and the machine severed his arm and crushed his lower body.

Loren underwent hemicorporectomy surgery which meant his body below his waist was amputated to save his life.

Doctors feared he would not survive after the operation but he continues to make a good recovery.

He now regularly shares updates with followers on his YouTube account with his wife Sabia Reiche, 23.

She has stayed by his side throughout the ordeal and now helps care for him.

Speaking on their YouTube channel, Sabia discussed uncertainty over Loren’s life expectancy.

She said: “It’s touch-and-go, there’s no for sure.

“The average is about 11 years and the record-holder was 24 years.

“But none of them were in the same situation as Loren.

“If we go off of that we are hoping Loren has 40 plus years left with us.

“Because his case was so rare it’s hard to pinpoint.”

The couple are currently fundraising for a new bionic arm for Loren to improve his quality of life.



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