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Life-changing experience

April 22, 2011

Jill Winebrenner looks out on her backyard, a sight that she never used to really take in. Winebrenner says her right leg has no feeling and no circulation and she has an implant with a battery and wires running down her leg to help with the pain and circulation. She will need surgery every three years. “I’m a bionic woman, really,” she said.

“Every day, I knew God was with me. He lifted the world off my shoulders.” — Jill Winebrenner.
“Every day is a gift.” — Jill’s husband, Tony Winebrenner.
It has been more than four years since the accident that brought the life Jill Winebrenner lived to a halt.
Though she has suffered through seven surgeries to try to fix her broken pelvis, was told she would never get out of a wheelchair and still suffers constant pain, she says she wouldn’t change a thing.
“It’s not the best thing that happened to me, but it brought my life to reality,” she said.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, Winebrenner was going to work at the Whitley County Abstract and Title Company on a typical day. She was walking across the street at Van Buren and Main, and for some reason, crossed at the crosswalk instead of just walking across where she had parked as was her norm.
Her head was filled with what she had to do that day — the closings she had, Rotary Club and a cooking class with Stan Horne.
As she crossed the street, a Ford 150 pickup truck hit her.

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