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TX crash survivor opens up about recovery

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A Baylor university student who was nearly killed in a car accident spoke Friday about her recovery for the first time.

Megan Ritzi, 18, was with three friends when the accident happened last month, which killed two of her friends.

Ritzi, an aspiring musician, lost her lower right leg and suffered dozens of other injuries. She's been recovering at Baylor Hospital Rehab Center and is preparing to be discharged Saturday to go to her grandmother's home in Fort Worth.

"I'm looking forward to getting this tooth fixed and practicing my clarinet then eventually I'll be able to put weights on my legs, and I'll be able to learn how to run,” she said.

Her doctor, Amy Wilson, says that Ritzi conquers a new task every day and plans to be walking by Christmas and enrolled at Baylor University by the spring semester.

Grateful for all the help and support she's received, Ritzi is apprehensive about leaving her cushion of care and friendships at Baylor Hospital.

"Being here, I've really enjoyed being surrounded by people that are struggling with similar challenges and people that are that know exactly what I'm going through and have watched people go through it and know what to tell me, and nurses and techs that are constantly around that know how to help me,” said Ritzi. “So, it's a little scary going home and I don't want to be a burden.”

Friday night, Boswell High School students wore T-shirts that say "Megan-Aid" to help raise money for her medical bills.

They also collected donations at the high school football game.

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