A Colorado woman has become a YouTube sensation for taping her dramatic tale of survival after sustaining a horrific ankle injury while scaling down the side of a Wyoming mountain.
Alexandra “Lexi” DeForest, 21, of Fort Collins, told FoxNews.com of the frightening hour she spent alone on the side of a Vedauwoo, Wyo., mountain, with her ankle broken as she awaited help.
“When I filmed myself, I didn’t want to feel anxious. I guess it was to take my mind off of what had happened, and to give myself some peace in knowing that I was still level-headed,” the CSU senior said.
“Speaking out loud and my stream-of-consciousness settled me,” she added. “I was talking about my loved ones and my dog. Anything to keep me from staring at my ankle. It was pretty gross.”
In the video DeForest first pans the camera to her mangled ankle, and then coolly adds, “Oh, So this is me. I just broke my ankle. Eww. second time now. “Come on Lexi,” she said, “you would think you would be better at this by now, this walking thing.”
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