Model Lauren Scruggs says she is learning to 'live by faith' after propeller accident

Lauren Scruggs, the model and fashion magazine editor who suffered devastating injuries after walking into a spinning airplane propeller last year, is “learning to live by faith and not by sight,” she said in an interview with the “Today” show Thursday.

“It’s good to be out in public, letting people know that I’m ok,” People magazine quoted Scruggs, 24, as saying on “Today."

Scruggs, who said there are some “difficult days” where she has trouble “accepting the loss of my eye and hand,” said she doesn’t remember the details of the accident in Texas last December.

“I remember my feet touching the ground, getting out of the plane,” she said. “That’s all I remember.”

Scruggs was interviewed in London, where she said she is taking strength from the Games, People magazine reported.

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Scruggs mentioned that she is particularly inspired by gold-medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas, who then appeared on the show to meet Scruggs.

“The means so much to me,” Douglas, 16, said. “Keep staying strong. Keep smiling.”

Scruggs later added that the accident has given her a new “perspective on life.”

“The Lord has a strong purpose in it,” she said of her accident.

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