Double Amputee Completes First Pull-Up In Recovery | Happily TV

A double amputee who lost both her legs when she was hit head on by a drunk driver has inspired others by completing her first pull-up from her wheelchair. In the uplifting video, Sarah Frei, 19, is first be seen beneath the bar, placing her hands above her head. Then, having gripped the bar, Sarah asks her friend to remove her chair from beneath her, completing a full pull-up as the moment is recorded. Sarah's show of strength received a huge response on social media as she was also flooded with messages of support. The 19-year-old was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver on July 30, 2020, which left Sarah paralyzed below the waist. She suffered injuries to her spine, a broken ankle and wounds on her face; underwent 20 surgeries; and eventually had both her legs amputated. Ahead of her first pull-up, Sarah, from Syracuse, Utah, had been training to build up strength in her arms, so that she could get around in her wheelchair without feeling tired. She underwent physical therapy and visited the gym before deciding she was going to try and complete a pull-up on a whim, having been encouraged by her friends. That moment took place on October 4, 2021.