California woman left paralyzed by drunk driver and declared dead at scene becomes fitness model 

Mail Online | 10/17/2018 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
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A teenager who was left paralyzed when a drunk driver smashed in the car she was travelling in has battled back to become a YouTube star and fitness model.

Tiphany Adams was just 17 years old when she was in a car crash where all four people involved, including herself, were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

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Now 35, she was flown to hospital for 30-hours of emergency life-saving surgery and was given a five per cent chance of survival.

She was left in a coma for three weeks and paralyzed from the waist down after a drunk driver smashed into her friend's vehicle as they went home from a wakeboarding event.

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When Tiphany woke up, her father, who largely brought her up, had to deliver the devastating news that Tiphany was the only survivor of the deadly crash and was now a paraplegic, with a T10 fracture and L2 movement.

She said: 'When I woke up I knew that something was off, something was different. I couldn't feel my legs like I felt them before.

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'They were numb and tingly. So I asked my dad: "Why can't I feel my legs?" And then he brought a wheelchair to the side of the bed.

'I could see the look in my father's eyes and I knew he didn't want to even say it. He started to say: "Baby, God has blessed us with a miracle and that is your life. And if God blesses us with another one that will be you walking. If I could do anything in the world I would trade places with you in an instant".

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'I guess it's an interesting dichotomy because it's a story of tragedy but also triumph.'

Before the car accident, Tiphany had set her sights on becoming a model and actress.

She had just landed a major...
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