While the rest of
"The cold stopped me from bleeding to death,"
Traveling east and heading home on Highway 98,
"It was a bitterly cold night," he said. "I was passing Seascape and I remember passing signs for Whataburger and Waffle House and deciding where I wanted to stop for food."
Veering off of the highway,
"The next thing I remember is hearing a helicopter,"
Responders on the scene were not so confident about
"He said he couldn't believe that I was still alive,"
Community reaches out
Due to the accident,
From the moment he was admitted to the hospital,
"An old boss, Jerry Turner came to help me and he got The Palms for the venue," Thrash said. "Soon the whole community started pitching in."
The benefit concert featured bands such as Heritage and Zero Hour, DJs and a live auction with close to $10,000 in merchandise.
"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."
"The way my friends rallied behind me just blew my mind," he said.
The long road to recovery
"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,
"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,
"It's a hurdle, a curb in the road,"
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