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Three years after being hit and paralyzed LeAnn Harris hopes teens will make the correct decision

Posted at 11:57 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 02:58:04-04

Horses and racing, that was LeAnn Harris's life for the better part of 20 years.

Then this, a drunk driver.

Almost taking those things away from her completely.

Simply turned around and went to slide a credit card to get gas and that was it. My sister said it happened so fast that she didn't even have time to say move,” said Harris.

The crash happened just over three years ago.

LeAnn says she doesn't remember anything from that day or really even that month.

Because that person made a choice.

A choice that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

Definitely it's hard. I wish some days I can get up and go but...there's days I'm kind of glad to be sitting right here,” said Harris.

Sitting down now because she doesn't have a choice.

Sitting down now because her choice was made by someone else.

My friends don't know. I can say my family you know they were in the wreck yes but to understand....uh uh,” said Harris.

At the time Harris was 20 and she got to graduate from high school.

Her sister though still a teenager.

When the crash happened, her sister was in the car.

She walked away nearly untouched.

But what if it was the other way around?

What if her sister never got the chance to graduate because of that person's choice that day?

Really hard........because even though we're siblings, we do fight. I mean, but she's my best friend I couldn't imagine something without her,” said Harris.

This week Harris says to those graduating, the choice is now yours.

So make your choice and not someone else's.

Take the screaming from your parents cause the next morning their going to be hugging you because you're walking into the kitchen alive. Or they're not picking you up from the prison or you know jail cell because what you've done,” said Harris.