HOBBIES

I Am A Fighter: How I Became A One Armed Drummer

Amputee

Mill Pool

Sept 23rd will be remembered for the rest of my life

On September 23, I had a motorcycle accident that severed my carotid artery. If I wasn't as close to the hospital as I was, I'd have bled to death. I would have lost my life that night, but God was on my side. It’s been a long journey since then. I’ve been in the hospital for six weeks undergoing multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, but I’m kicking ass and storming through it!

Losing my arm was tough

As a result of this traumatic accident, my arm got pretty mangled and infected. The doctors did their best to try and save it but it lost too much blood flow and oxygen. I had to have it amputated because if I didn't do it, the infection could have been fatal. I have a great team of surgeons who have worked on me and have been doing their best, just as they did when they saved my life on the 23rd.

Losing my arm was tough at first. The first few days were the worst, I had a tough time processing the fact I had lost an arm, but I have decided I won't let it slow me down! My life is not over & I'm moving forward. I’m going to kick ass! And I will kick ass even harder than I did with two arms. Life is great and I believe it has beautiful things in store for me.

I am so grateful for all of my support

I’d like to thank all my friends and family for keeping me company and helping me through this tough time. I love you all so much, especially my mother who has been here by my side every single day. I love you mom, I don’t know what I would do without you! I’d also like to thank God for giving me a strong mind to accept these challenges and keeping me in high spirits.

Please visit my page to see me drumming!
@petebands

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