Loren Schauers, 20, of Great Falls, Montana, was left without his legs and right forearm after a freak accident while working on a bridge with a forklift in September 2019. The machine severed his arm and crushed his lower body as he fell 50 feet.
Loren had hemicorporectomy surgery, which meant he had his lower body amputated to save his life.
Doctors were concerned that he would not survive the operation, but he has made a good recovery.
With his wife Sabia Reiche, 23, he now regularly shares updates with his YouTube followers.
She has been by his side throughout the ordeal and now assists him in his care.
Loren’s life expectancy is unknown, according to Sabia, who spoke about it on their YouTube channel.
She said: “It’s touch-and-go, there’s no for sure.
“The average is about 11 years, and the current record is 24 years.”
“However, none of them were in Loren’s situation.
“Based on that, we’re hoping Loren has at least 40 years left with us.”
“It’s difficult to pinpoint his cаse becаuse it’s so uncommon.”
Loren’s quаlity of life is being improved by the couple’s fundrаising efforts for а new bionic аrm.