Lauren Scruggs sat down for her first interview on Thursday since she tragically lost her eye and hand in an airplane accident last December.
The fashion blogger-slash-model made an appearance on the Today Show to talk about how she's doing and to plug her new book, Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope.
It's so nice to see her looking great and smiling!
Check out the video (above) to see the big surprise Lauren gets during her interview!
Model Lauren Scruggs is in the midst of a legal battle with an insurance company over the amount of settlement money she'll receive following her tragic airplane accident last year.
The plane's insurance company "verbally offered" to pay her $200,000 for her injuries — the most they can pay for a "passenger". However, Scruggs is fighting back saying she wasn't a passenger at the time of the accident since she was neither in the aircraft or making an exit.
"[She] completed her exit from the aircraft prior to the time of the incident and was physically located on the tarmac when the incident happened. Until struck by the propeller, she was not in physical contact with the aircraft after her exit."
The rest of the deets of Lauren's lawsuit are minimal, but we do know she's asking for unspecified damages or at least more than $200K.
Model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs is thankfully getting better, according to her mom, Cheryl.
It's been almost three months since Lauren's propeller accident, which caused her to lose her left eye and hand, but her mom says that she is moving forward and "regaining strength."
In Cheryl's blog update, she wrote:
"We have had some great talks! There's been lots of laughter, amongst the tears. She is regaining her strength. She's taking one day at a time, but she finds it hard to be patient at times. She wants to 'sprint' through this ordeal. And frankly we do too.
[It] is a marathon. And in a marathon, one must pace themselves, and be diligent in training, in order to finish the race well. It's the new norm."
It's a tough road, but she seems to be doing well and we couldn't be more proud of her.