'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.

"You just can't let it beat you. I lost part of my leg, but I'll get a prosthetic, I'll be on my feet — or foot — soon,” he said, joking that metal detectors are the only thing he’s concerned about.

“Airports will just be the biggest obstacle."

Even with a prosthetic, Washington said his life will stay the same.

"It's not going to change much — except I won't be riding motorcycles," he said with a smile. "My mom would kill me."

Refusing to see the negative, Washington uses humor to get through even the worst days. He's antsy sitting in a wheelchair and looking forward to walking around and hanging out with his friends.

"It's a hurdle, a curb in the road," Washington said of his recovery. "But I'm blessed to be alive."


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