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Lauren Scruggs Gives First TV Interview: I’m Learning To Live Without My Eye & Hand

Thu, August 9, 2012 11:27am EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
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Lauren Scruggs made her first TV appearance since her horrific plane accident in December — and you’ll never believe the Olympic medalist who surprised her halfway through the interview! Read on for more details!

Lauren Scruggsfashion blogger and model, spoke with The Today Show‘s Savannah Guthrie on Aug. 9 from London’s Olympic Village where she appeared to be in high spirits since her devastating accident.

The 24-year-old Texas beauty told Savannah she’s happy, feeling good, happy to be off her pain medications and that she’s learning to “live by faith and not by sight.”

Lauren made headlines around the world when she walked into the propeller of a two seater airplane on Dec. 3 in Texas — causing her to lose her left hand and eye.

Lauren bravely opened up about that tragic day.

“I remember my feet touching the ground, getting out of the plane,” she said. “That’s all I remember.”

Lauren went on to say that she still has “difficult” days, but she’s learning to accept the loss of her eye and hand.

And when Savannah asked Lauren who her favorite Olympian is, she didn’t hesitate to reply “Gabby Douglas.” Then low and behold, Gabby appeared and gave her a big hug.

“Keep staying strong,” Gabby told her. “Keep smiling.”

Lauren, who says she has a new perspective on life, plans to talk about her accident and more in an upcoming book Still Lolo. Watch the entire interview below! What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers?

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