- (Image: YouTube via The Christian Post)
Lauren Scruggs' parents remain in high spirits as their daughter seems to be making a quick recovery from a devastating propeller accident the aspiring model suffered last week.
Scruggs, who worked as a stylist on the set of CW's hit TV show "Gossip Girl," walked into the propeller after de-boarding a small 2011 Aviat Husky plane on Dec 6. The 23-year old Plano, Texas native and her friend were passengers on the plane as it circled around McKinney, Texas.
Scruggs’s parents suspect their daughter turned around to thank the pilot one last time and walked into the propeller, resulting in severe damage to the left side of her body, including her shoulder, eye, head, and hand.
"It has been a week since the accident, and the Lord has done so many miraculous things the last 7 days," Scruggs’s parents wrote on her blog, CaringBridge, set up in honor of her recovery.
"The name of Jesus has been spread to millions across the world, hundreds of thousands of prayers have touched Lauren and the Scruggs family, and her healing is only beginning!" the blog statement reads.
The blog update indicates that Scruggs is recovering relatively quickly. She is eating some of her favorite foods, including sweet potatoes and hard-boiled eggs, and walking around the halls of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where she is staying.
The fate of Scruggs’s left eye, which was brutally damaged in the accident, has yet to be determined.
Scruggs has received a large amount of support from friends, family and strangers. Her CaringBridge blog has received nearly 400,000 visitors and 145 donations.
Concerned visitors have written on her blog, wishing Scruggs a fast recovery and confirming their continued prayers for her and her family.
"Have faith in the miraculous healing power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You'll always be beautiful, no matter what. Praying for you," wrote the Samuels family.
"In honor of Lauren Scruggs Never, Never, Never give up! I'm so glad to know Jesus is with you, during this trial," wrote Shannon Smith.