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College student struck by lightning while heading to class

(AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

An 18-year-old college student who moved to Florida for the beach and the weather was reportedly struck by lightning while on her way to her first day of classes.
In a Facebook post, Emma Eggler explains that she was walking to class at the University of West Florida when she was struck by lightning on August 22nd.
“I did not feel anything, at all really. I just woke up on the ground.”
Students who witnessed the incident stayed with Eggler until emergency crews arrived.
According to the report, a lightning bolt struck Eggler through the chest and exited through her left foot.
A Facebook post from Eggler’s mother says that initially, Eggler could not feel her legs but later regained sensation.
Concerned about both external and internal burns, Eggler was transferred to a burn center before being transferred to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital closer to her parents.
She has since been released from the hospital and  is set to return to school on Aug. 30.
“Our baby is alive by the grace of God. I’m not kidding when I say it’s a miracle. The doctors have said she’s lucky to be alive,” her mom said. “I could never repay all of these kind people who helped her today.”
Eggler’s mother also said that her daughter has burns on her stomach, on her wrist where she was wearing a watch, and on her neck from her necklace.