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‘Thankful’: KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shares survival story after he was hit by a truck in Houston

Brandon Walker
Brandon Walker (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker is sharing his story of survival after he was hit by a truck in Houston last week.

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Walker shared on social media that he was walking in a crosswalk when he was struck.

“I’ll be off the air recovering for the next few months,” Walker wrote. “My jaw is partially shut, as doctors had to reset it, and I’ve a temporary palate tacked to the roof of my mouth, which was split. I broke my nose, fractured cheekbones, and my forehead.”

In his touching Facebook post, Walker said he is thankful for friends and family who have reached out to him, cared for him and loved him through the early stages of his recovery. Walker also thanked the medical professionals who have treated him at Ben Taub Hospital.

“Despite the road ahead, I cannot stress how thankful I am to be alive,” Walker wrote. “Better yet, I cannot stress how thankful I am to live.”

Thankful. Not sure if there’s a better word to describe my moment in time. Last week, a truck hit me as I walked within a crosswalk. I don’t remember much: lights out, the sound of a siren, and a voice, which explained, “You’re on your way to Ben Taub Hospital. A truck hit you.” It’s been a week. I’m resting at home. Doctors discharged me Thursday morning, following a marathon surgery to reassemble my fractured face. The fractured ribs will heal on their own. Throughout the week, I’ve been touched by the kindness of friends and family who carried me. Delivered smoothies. Changed my socks when I couldn’t move. Gave me water. Sat and talked. Loved me. Same goes for the doctors, nurses, and staff at Ben Taub Hospital. Healthcare professionals rarely get the recognition they deserve, despite saving lives everyday. They saved my life. Thank you doesn’t quite describe the wealth of gratitude that fills my heart. I can walk. I can talk. I can feel. I’ll be off the air recovering for the next few months. My jaw is partially shut, as doctors had to reset it, and I’ve a temporary palate tacked to the roof of my mouth, which was split. I broke my nose, fractured cheekbones, and my forehead. Despite the road ahead, I cannot stress how thankful I am to be alive. Better yet, I cannot stress how thankful I am to live. Cheers. See y’all soon. Many thanks, Brandon

Posted by KPRC2 Brandon Walker on Thursday, January 9, 2020

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