WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Every time Stephanie Freeman's shoes hit he pavement, she's defying the odds. After a bad car accident, doctors told the Wilcox County native she'd never walk again. But this weekend, Freeman ran a half-marathon at the Museum of Aviation.
1n 1993, she suffered a brain injury and was in a coma for two months after the accident.
"When I came out, I didn't know how to walk," Freeman said, "I was in a wheelchair and they told me I would never walk again."
Determined, Freeman spent months in rehabilitation. Before long she went from barely walking to running, full marathons.
"Everyday I run, I see myself in that wheelchair," Freeman said.
Now Freeman races all over the nation, telling her story and inspiring everyone on the track.
"She's just a an encouraging person," said Heidi Taylor, Freeman's fellow runner and close friend, "she wants everyone to do well and is always motivating everyone else."
After everything the marathoner has overcome, she's not done chasing her dreams. Freeman is working towards qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
"I am a survivor," Freeman said, "if I can do it, you can do it."
Watch Stephanie's story tonight on 41 NBC on the news at 11 p.m.