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West Monroe High School Senior "Kicking" The Odds

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A story of perseverance, one West Monroe High School senior is kicking all odds after suffering from what many would call a career ending injury.

Tying cleats, kicking soccer balls, and living life to the fullest has all been apart of senior Taylor Hill's life for as long as she can remember.

Two years ago, one four wheeler accident with her sisters, changed her life.

Hill says, "when she over corrected we rolled down a hill, we were on gravel and I'm not really sure what happened but when we stopped I crawled out and my leg was broken."

Doctors told hill there was a lot of tissue damage, but they may be able to fix it.

Hill says, "they were going to take muscle from my stomach to put over it and they needed a vein and an artery to put over it to attach the muscle and they had an artery but they didn't have a vein."

That's when doctors told her they would have to amputate from midway down her shin.

When Hill heard the news all she could say was, "let's get back at it I didn't want to stay down long at all."

And she didn't, Hill played keeper for her soccer team in a tournament 3 months after the amputation.

Something she didn't think she would be able to do, "it's definitely been hard, but you just got to push though it, break things a lot fix it, try it again, don't quit."

Hill says she would tell anyone going through the same thing, to never give up, "if you give up you lose yourself, you lose your life, you have nothing to live for anymore, and if you don't have anything to live for then why are you here it's a waste of time."

Her advice to everyone, "life is too short to waste it, don't take anything for granted."

The West Monroe High School soccer team begins practice in two weeks and Hill says she plans on being there.

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