Yoga teacher says her husband’s ‘words and love’ saved her life after her body was sliced by a boat propeller
Britain’s Amor Armitage was diving near the island of Cozumel when a boat propeller tore through her body.
The boat’s propeller severed his abdomen, genitals and legs, causing him serious injuries.
The “words and love” of her husband Chase kept her alive as she was rushed to hospital, she said.
A British yoga instructor was snorkeling off the Mexican island of Cozumel in the Caribbean Sea on December 17 when she was opened and seriously injured by a boat propeller.
Amor Armitage, 37, was immediately rushed to hospital where she underwent a life-saving four-hour operation to rebuild her bones and tendons, The Times of London reported.
But it was her husband Chase Armitage’s “words and love” that she says kept her alive on that terrifying trip to the hospital, she told the newspaper.
Armitage told The Times that if “it wasn’t for my angel Chase, I wouldn’t be here today.”
A crowdfunding page to help bring Armitage back to the UK after the crash, which friend Rita Melro set up, chronicles what happened on December 17. and legs,” the friend wrote.
In an Instagram post on Friday, Armitage said everything seemed to “slow down” as she felt the boat’s propeller hit her abdomen, legs and genitals. She said she let out a “visceral cry” for help.
The boat captain told her to climb the ladder on the boat, she said, but she could see it “upside down”. In the message, Armitage explained that she had managed to pull herself onto the boat.
She described on Instagram how her body felt “mutilated” and she was in “out of this world pain”, according to Sky News.
Then her husband, a professional stuntman, arrived.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, her husband said: “I just ditched the heavy scuba kit and squeezed it in as best I could. You hear people talk about soul mates, and Amor and I, we are those kindred souls. We are quite spiritual people, we feel closely connected.
“‘I told her that I wouldn’t let her go, that we had so much strength together, that the world needed her and that it was not time for her to leave. And that she had shown that she was a miracle staying alive.”
He continued, “But it wasn’t even a matter of words. The love we have is quite powerful. She also has a positive mindset and despite the situation she’s been through, it makes her feel better. helped a lot.”
Armitage’s husband is now trying to raise money to pay for his treatment, which has so far cost more than £60,000 ($72,318), The Times reported.
She is currently in a recovery ward receiving daily treatment in a hyperbaric chamber to boost her oxygen levels and to speed up her recovery, The Mail on Sunday reported.
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