Survivor of Halloween terror attack says she will not be a victim

Seven months after the October 31, 2018 truck attack on cyclists in Lower Manhattan, survivor Rachel Pharn, 26, spoke to Jan Ransom of the New York Times about her injuries, her thoughts, and what she went through.

Pharn’s foot was crushed in the attack, and she had other, less serious, injuries. She had to relearn to walk, and is still undergoing physical therapy and talking to a psychiatrist about the ordeal. She has returned to her job as a teacher and is “try[ing] to remember what I experienced to remind me to appreciate my life and all of the opportunities that come.”

Eight people were killed in the ISIS-related attack and 11 were injured.

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