Olivia Jackson: Fighter in Every Sense of the Word

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Update: Olivia Jackson is one amazing woman who has fought all her life as a martial artist and stuntwoman. Her current battle is one of great courage after her September 5, 2015 accident on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The accident stripped away half of her face and damaged her left arm beyond repair. To see her today is incredible. She may lack an arm, but she is as beautiful as ever both inside and out. Her courage and her will to be positive will carry her far once again, just in a slightly different direction. She may not be doing martial arts or modeling or stunt work, but she has plans to continue her athletics as she has seen so many others do in the Paralympics. You will see this incredible woman forever beating the odds and it is our opinion that she will make an even bigger impact on this world in ways she hasn’t even dreamed of yet. (Read More).

The video at the top of this page is a short personal portrait piece about Olivia Jackson, the stunt actor who was ‘felled’ from a motorbike at speed by a camera on the set of Resident Evil. What’s most amazing about Olivia is her complete incredible courage during her recovery. It was a privilege to tell her story.

Update: Please continue your prayers for Olivia. On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Olivia revealed that she would lose her left arm due to her severe injuries.

According to the Sunday Morning Herald, Olivia told the sun, “My left arm is paralyzed and is going to have to be amputated.” “My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive,” she said.

She shared the photo on the right on her Instagram page and as you can see she is incredible!!!

Update: This Facebook post was released on October 5, 2015 by a friend of Olivia’s through the Life Is Savage website:

2 weeks in a coma, brain bleed, brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed & degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius & ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, amputated thumb, torn fingers, 5 nerves torn out of the spinal cord…. not my funnest day on set … Thanks to everyone for their prayers and beautiful messages. I’m sure it’s all helped pull me through this difficult time. Long road to recovery but just gonna take it day by day.

Facebook Update from David Grant:

I want to say on behalf of Olivia's family and myself we've been inundated with messages of support for My girl and we…

Posted by David Grant on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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