'Blessed to be alive': Friends rally behind local man after he loses foot in motorcycle accident

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

"The first thing you see when you see Robbie is his big smile," she said. "When I went to visit him at the hospital, he was on medication and in pain, but he still had that smile on his face."

Washington couldn't make the benefit, but he still was thankful for the tremendous support.

"The way my friends rallied behind me just blew my mind," he said.


The long road to recovery

Washington spent almost three weeks in Sacred Hearth Pensacola and rehab. He wasn't even home for more than five days before an infection in his leg sent him back to the hospital for another two weeks.

Washington is seen as an inspiration among his friends and family through his inner and outer strength. Just one day after surgery when he had a plate and four screws implanted in his pelvic bone, he was up and exercising.

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