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Determined Fort Myers High senior learning to walk again following Lee County crash

Posted at 5:07 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 13:01:23-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Fort Myers High School student is determined to walk the graduation stage despite recent life-changing challenges.

Khalia Carter, 18, was driving home on April 18, 2022, after hanging out with friends. According to a crash report provided by her moth, a motorcyclist hit Khalia's car. Her car then spun out of control and into a ditch on Cemetery Road in Buckingham.

Carter, a former cheerleader at Fort Myers High school, suffered a traumatic brain injury that has drastically impacted her active day-to-day life.

However, Carter is determined to overcome it all.

"I'm fine...I want to conquer all that I had going on before all of this happened"
Khalia Carter

Carter plans to turn this experience into a platform for drunk driving awareness and is currently in physical therapy every day for her goal to walk across her 2022 graduation stage.