I too had an accident. Laying in the road and pondering if I would live or die was a beautiful experience and I was at peace either way it went. From that point on it was a journey of a heightened awareness of what and who mattered in my life. Setting goals that were small but measurable was key to progress and a feeling of achievement. Being stubborn can be a real weakness but can also be a strength when faced with situations like these. Innovation is driven by need and a drive to be independent and I was able to invent things that caused me not to be dependent on others. Lastly I met people who God gave gifts to that were amazing. From doctors to therapists to nurses and most of all family and friends. We have instincts that tell us the moment we meet them if the are genuine and compassionate or simply doing a job and playing a roll. As I recovered in a room with the simplest of needs I realized how simple life really is and how little we really "need" to survive and be happy.