Lauren Scruggs Gives First Smile after Propeller Accident

Lauren Scruggs
A week after model/blogger Lauren Scruggs was severely injured in a propeller accident, she can now smile, raise her eyebrows, drink juice and eat a small amount.

“Such a miracle!” says an update Saturday on her CaringBridge.org site.

“She walked up and down the hall 3 times today with the help of a physical therapist,” says the site. “The doctors are all very pleased with her progress.”

The 23-year-old lost her left hand and underwent several emergency surgeries on her face and shoulder after she accidentally walked into a spinning airplane propeller in Texas.

Despite the early encouraging signs of progress, her family spokesperson tells us she still faces a long recovery period.