Lauren Scruggs is one amazing lady. After losing her left hand and suffering serious injuries to her face and shoulder in an accident involving an airplane propeller, Scruggs has begun what will likely be a long recovery. She recently began walking and talking, and now, she’s seen the extent of her injuries for the first time. According to ABC News:

“She looked at herself for the first time today in a mirror,” said Lauren’s father, Jeff Scruggs. “That was big. She looked and said, ‘It’s not that bad.’ So that was really encouraging.”

Scruggs is a a model and aspiring editor, and she founded the fashion blog Lolo.