"I feel blessed to be alive."
Anna Lewis - La Quinta Market Center

For Anna Lewis, a single mother of two, life as she knew it changed on a dime on a Spring day in 2016. While riding in the passenger seat to preview a property, she was involved in an accident that altered her future in a way she could never have imagined. The car skidded on sand in the road in an area of the desert causing the driver to lose control. Buckled in her seat, Anna experienced the car rolling five times before it stopped, resulting in a broken back and spinal cord injury. Anna bravely faced surgery to repair her spine and subsequent physical therapy with the knowledge that there was little hope for improvement for her spinal cord. Although she has experienced good improvement, it has not yet been enough to enable her to return to making a living that will support her family. Assistance from her market center in La Quinta, California and KW Cares has helped sustain Anna and allowed her to achieve her goal to walk unassisted again! Anna’s attitude has remained remarkably positive. Her MCA, Milly Garver said that Anna stops by the office as often as she can to touch base with others and to attend training sessions. Milly remarks, “She has been an inspiration for the entire market center!”