PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland woman was vacationing in Minnesota last month when a freak accident occurred.
On May 6, Micki Scott was enjoying a birthday celebration on the patio of Punch Pizza in Wayzata when a huge tree fell on her.
“I remember it coming down and pinning me,” she told KOIN 6 News. “I can remember wiggling my toes to make sure I wasn’t paralyzed.”
Trapped under the tree, her husband Dan Scott told KOIN 6 it took a group of 20-25 people to free her before paramedics arrived her. He says it’s a miracle she’s alive. “The severity of the injuries were so huge that i didn’t think she’d survive the ordeal,” he told KOIN 6 News. “For two weeks back in Minneapolis i’d lay down at night and go to bed and lose it; All I could see was her underneath that tree.”
Micki suffered 9 broken ribs, a punctured lung and 5 fractures in the pelvic region. She was rushed to North Memorial Hospital where she was in the ICU before being moved to a long-term acute care hospital in Minnesota.
Back home, friends, family, and even strangers at places like Pizza Roma restaurant in Southeast Portland raised money to bring Micki Home. A GOFUNDME helped generate enough money to get her airlifted home on June 7th.
“There’s so much outpouring of love out there, i’m just so grateful,” said a tear-eyed Micki. She continues her recovery at Vibra Specialty hospital in Northeast Portland.