Dave Hirschman

Hayley Brown’s Inspiring Comeback

September 11, 2012 by Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor

Many of those who read the harrowing “Tragedy in Mexico” story in AOPA Pilot of a June accident that killed a volunteer pilot and injured three passengers want to know how the survivors are doing. The answer is better than expected. In fact, miraculously better.
Hayley Brown, 18, was the most seriously injured. As you’ll see in this video, she’s making great progress in her recovery and will begin college early next year (about five months later than originally planned). These images of the aftermath of an aircraft accident aren’t easy to watch, but look closely and see the triumph of this young woman’s incredible spirit. It’s a will not just to survive — but to live fully.
We’re with you, Hayley . . .


To read the AOPA Pilot “Tragedy in Mexico” story and see photos and a video about the accident, follow this link: http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/2012/august/f_mexico.html

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