January 26, 2013
Everett firefighters prepare to remove Teri Cantor from her car Nov. 15 after a two car accident on South Third in Everett. Police believe Johnothon Bagley, the driver of the car that slammed into her, was impaired by drugs. Cantor physical pain has been immense, but there also are emotional scars, she said. At the hospital and rehab center, there were many indignities, the struggle to maneuver into a position to use a bedpan and the need to rely on others to bathe her. "It really takes a lot of your self-esteem, relying on other people when you have lost your independence," she said.