CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Nastasha Reinhardt has the kind of boisterous laugh you can't forget, but a serious crash in early June nearly silenced that laughter. Since then, we have followed Nastasha's story.
We spoke with her family when she was in the hospital, visited her in the rehab center, and showed her walking for the first time after she collided with a construction vehicle that pulled out in front of her in the I-77 toll lane project. This Thursday, we were there as she finally made her way home.
"I got to work on the walking part first and then I’ll work on everything else, like the skydiving," said Nastasha.
She still has her dynamic spirit. With everything she’s been through, we asked how she's still so positive.
"Knowing that I can get up and take a couple steps. A couple of steps is better than no steps. A few months ago, I couldn't take any steps. I couldn't put any weight on my legs. You got to do what you gotta do."
She says her family has been her rock through it all.
"My family is still my number one motivation. When I was doing all my crying because I didn't want to come home because I was afraid I was going to fall, they were like, no need in crying, you gotta do what you gotta do."
Taking each small step, she can today because tomorrow.
"Tomorrow's not promised. I'm a living testimony that tomorrow's not promised. I could have easily not been here for tomorrow."