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On May 5, 2013 my life changed in the blink of an eye. I was on my way to the gym to meet with my coach and afterwards meet my father. Little did I know I was about to be the victim of a horrific car accident that would leave me a C-6 quadriplegic. I was airlifted to the nearest hospital, placed in a medically-induced coma, and many necessary surgeries were put on hold. My family arrived at the hospital to face the gruesome reality of what had happened to their daughter. Prior to the accident, I enjoyed working fulltime as an aesthetician at Dr. Edward Becker Dermatology, and training full time for an NPC bikini competition

Five days after my accident I was medically stable for the doctors to begin the various surgical procedures I required which included: spinal fusion, placement of a titanium rod in my leg, facial reconstructive surgery, surgery to repair my fractured jaw which required reinforcement and placement of an arch bar in hopes that the bone would regrow. Yet, my biggest feat was the healing of my collapsed lungs and crushed diaphragm. Against a doctor’s prediction of no future talking, eating, breathing or drinking on my own, I was determined to have my ventilator and trach removed and to overcome any obstacle in my way.

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January 28, 2014

Learn about Rebecca's progress since her accident.

January 21, 2014

Event has been SOLD OUT - please contact Karen at 925-699-0076 for more information and to be placed on a wait list.

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January 31, 2014

Hello Becky , My name is Loette and I worked with you at Gainesville Derm. I am so sorry for what has happened to you. You show HUGE AMOUNTs of strength and determination. You are truly a miracle. May God continue to help you and your family.

Loette Trusty

January 21, 2014

Hello Rebecca. My name is Peggy Toovey and my family and I are very familiar with your situation. My brother was injured at the age of 15 and sustained a C-2/C-3 injury which left him paralyzed from the neck down. We live locally and would love to attend your event on February 1st, but cannot find a way to purchase tickets. Perhaps they are already sold out. You are an amazing young woman with much determination. You will be successful in all that you desire. I look forward to meeting you.

Peg Toovey

January 16, 2014


We sincerely admire your strength and determination and will do whatever we can to help. Keep your spirits up and we look forward to hearing of your progress.

The Zimmermans