Days of our Lives fans saw Maria Tornberg debut in Salem for the first time as Agent Reznik earlier this week. Unfortunately, the actress experienced a horrific real-life crime this past fall.
She was forced to make an unfathomable choice when an intruder broke into her home. In order to save her own life, she jumped out of the second story of her house and landed on concrete causing severe injury to herself. However, the actress’s quick thinking did indeed save her life.
Unfortunately, her choice caused horrific injuries. Both her heels shattered, her T12 vertebrae of her spine broke, and both her hands sustained fractures. Tornberg received casts on every limb of her body, which led to a long-term hospital stay.
Now, she’s left with months of grueling rehab in an effort to fully recover, and she’ll be wheelchair bound for at least six months. You can follow Tornberg and cheer her on in her recovery on her Instagram account. If you feel you can help her through her recovery, she also has a Go Fund Me account.
What a terrible choice she had to make! Have you ever had to make a difficult decision like this or been the victim of a home invasion?
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