Just recently shot this rad couple. It’s almost been two years since Brittany was in a tragic car accident. She was riding passenger seat, and fell asleep as her friend was driving them back to their college campus after visiting their boyfriends in Austin, TX. Next thing they were both in the hospital. After a long weekend, the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel about four hours into their journey back to Lubbock. The driver suffered barely a scratch.
However, Brittany riding shotgun was broken, bruised, and lucky to be alive after colliding head on with a tree. At just the age of 19 and in her freshman year of college, Brittany lost her leg that night. As you could imagine, this altered everything for her. As she sat in the hospital for months, she quickly realized who her true friends were. And how her boyfriend Sawyer, was nothing short of an amazing young man. He remained in school at University of Texas (where he still attends school today), and drove up every weekend as soon as he got out of classes to go stay with her in the hospital and be there with her.
Since then, Brittany has been a true warrior and has the greatest attitude. She claims that the accident changed her for the better, and made her a stronger and more appreciative individual. And not to mention she totally rocks the prosthetic. Brittany & Sawyer are still together to this day, and have gone through many challenges and hardships in their young college career than most have. She’s regained her ability to walk, and sets goals to go on hikes with her boyfriend as they used to before the accident. She’s a total badass. A rockstar. And I have the upmost respect and admiration for Sawyer as well for sticking with her, through thick and thin.
Young love gets me every time.