After tragically being cut in two in a forklift accident, a builder has spoken out about feeling “disappointed” by his friends’ lack of support.Laborer Loren Schauers nearly died in 2019 when a rare forklift accident caused him to veer off a bridge while inside the truck and fall 50 feet.
The American citizen Loren, who is from Wilsall, Montana, has recently spoken up about the reactions to his accident and whether or not his friends have continued to support him.Sabia and Loren hosted a YouTube Live where they welcomed viewers to “talk” and took questions from viewers.
One person wrote: “Are you still treated the same by your friends as you were before the accident? Do some of them make you happy, surprised, or disappointed?”
I’d say that most of them have left me disappointed, Loren said.”I’ve been a little astonished by some of them,” Sabia said.A few friends “came out of the woodworks” and showed a lot of support, Loren said.
He stated that some of his friends “completely reversed and have been reclusive.”But that doesn’t matter to me, you know,” Loren said. “Sabia is all I need,” he said.
The pair have talked about how Loren’s tragedy has affected their marriage, in addition to their friend’s support following Loren’s accident.Many aspects of our relationship have become stronger as a result of going through this together.
Sabia said, “It has made us much more grateful of the simple things that we used to take for granted as a pair.”
Loren now has a very simple life now compared to what it used to be’, noting ‘there’s a lot more laying around than before.”It was about three months after the accident that I finally wrapped my head around how crazy and miraculous it really is for me to be alive,” he admitted.
Loren explained how he and Sabia plan to ‘travel the world first and then have some kids.
The couple wants to ‘teach them to be better people than we are, so a pretty simplistic life.’
Loren resolved: “My best advice to anyone going through something like this is that you can’t focus on the things you can’t have and you must live your life to the fullest with what you do have.”
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