Updated: Thursday, 07 Jun 2012, 2:28 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 07 Jun 2012, 2:12 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) – A Purdue student continues on the road to recovery after doctors told him he would be paralyzed from the neck down after a serious crash on I-65 only a few weeks ago.
Now 21-year-old David Rankine is doing what seemed impossible only weeks ago.
“I’ve had dreams of what I guess would be considered my accident. What the doctors told me is that my subconscious saves me and hides all the pain that I had. I actually don’t remember any of the accident.” he tells NewsChannel 18.
In spending time with David, it’s easy to see how much determination he has for making a full recovery.
“I remember the doctor telling me, a few days into when I start remembering, he was saying I was definitely going to be paralyzed from he neck down for the rest of my life and…coming to terms with that and thinking about how I’m going to go with life from there, that’s kind of the first memories that I have, from that very first conversation,” he adds.
When asked about the biggest lesson he learned from the accident David says, “You don’t know the blessings you have until you almost have them taken away, and I guess that’s really what I’ve learned here.”
NewsChannel 18 will follow up with David in the weeks and months to come.