The gun went off and suddenly life as Samanta knew it was changed forever. She was only 14 when she accidentally shot herself while playing with her dad’s gun.
“This left me in a wheelchair, the bullet burnt the spinal cord.”
One of Samanta’s biggest issues is constant chronic pain, but she has managed to develop ways of managing it.
Cleaning up her diet by cutting out red meat, fried and sugary foods, dairy and her medication has also helped her cope by giving an extra boost of energy.