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TV Show Gives Crash Victim Chance At Big Change

Posted at 6:06 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 18:34:14-04

(LEX 18) — Fifteen years ago, a Corbin woman was hit head-on by a man who had stolen a semi.

The impact was so severe, first responders had to pull the woman’s hair from the 18-wheeler’s grill.

Heather Root still deals with injuries from that day. Now, the popular TV show “Doctors TV” is hoping to change her life.

“I wrote a little email to them about the accident, and within like 15 minutes they had called me back,” Root said. “You know, I thought I would never hear anything about it.”

Root broke multiple bones in the crash, including an arm, leg, pelvis and ankle.

“I came out of the car and hit the truck with my face here,” Root said. “I’ve had lots of plastic surgery here. And I broke over 30 bones.”

Now “The Doctors” is sending Root to get laser revision treatments — at no cost — in Cincinnati. Root says the scars are something she thought she’d always have to live with.

“I’m really excited to explore that and see what they can do for me,” Root said.

Root’s episode will air sometime later this year.