May 20th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

Colorado Mom Rescued After 5 Days in Wrecked Car Loses Feet

Kristin Hopkins, a 43-year-old single mother of four, is speaking out for the first time describing the horror she endured trapped in a mangled vehicle for almost a week.

"I remember waking, it was daylight and I was like, 'what the heck happened,'" she told CNN affiliate KUSA.

Hopkins said she can only recall flashes of memories from her ordeal and she doesn't remember what caused her vehicle to careen off road and roll down a steep embankment before landing upside down on its roof.

"The next thing I remember was being here in the hospital and I was being warmed up," she said.

Hopkins was finally rescued after a passing motorist spotted her car at the bottom of a ravine.

She had survived, but not unscathed.

Both her feet had to be amputated.

If you would like to help Hopkins and her family, visit her Facebook page for instructions how to donate.


READ: Colorado mother rescued after 5 days in wrecked car will lose feet

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