Lauren Scruggs, Recovering From Propeller Accident, Takes Ski Vacation

Feb 13, 2012 12:24pm
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Two weeks after she was fitted for a prosthetic eye, injured fashion editor Lauren Scruggs stepped out with family and friends at a ski resort over the weekend — yet another sign that the 23-year-old is making great strides in her recovery and resuming her normal life after a Dec. 3 plane propeller accident.

Scruggs, who has recently been active on her Twitter account again, tweeted out two pictures, smiling with friends and family on Saturday night.

“Watching ski jumping!! Love it,” Scruggs, who friends and family call by her nickname Lo, tweeted.

“Such a fun weekend with sweet family and friends :),” she wrote.

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Scruggs’ side swept bangs and sunglasses blocked her new prosthetic eye from the camera, but she looked strong and happy in the photos, like any other vacationer near the slopes.

The 23-year-old has also resumed writing fashion commentary on her LoLo website, posting photographs of inspiring looks and designers, such as Prabal Gurung, in the blog post entitled “inspired on Sunday.” The Feb. 5 blog, days ahead of New York City Fashion Week, also featured modeling photos on the streets of the city and the subway. “nyc is my second home,” she writes. “fashion week is the best. so is tribal + plaid.”

Scruggs had just landed after viewing Christmas lights from above on Dec. 3 when she walked into a moving airplane propeller at a private airport north of Dallas. The propeller sliced off her hand and doctors were forced to remove her left eye weeks later. In the months since, she has undergone intensive physical therapy to relearn how to walk and has fought off incredible pain from her injuries, according to her mother Cheryl Scruggs, who has documented her recovery on her blog.

Her mother’s blog has offered a window into Scruggs’s recovery and her support network. She wrote about her daughter being fitted for her prosthetic eye on Feb. 2, describing the “all day process” as taxing but the new eye “beautiful.”  She also wrote that Scruggs was set to meet again with a prosthetic arm expert last week.

The new pictures from Scruggs on Twitter show how far she has come. Her fans and supporters flooded her page with comments about how beautiful and happy she looked.  Nearly one month ago, the first photographs of Scruggs post-accident emerged from outside the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas where Scruggs attends physical therapy. She had a white eye patch over her left eye in the Jan. 17 photos.

PHOTOS: Lauren Scruggs’ Remarkable Recovery

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