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Continued: A fresh start: 35W bridge survivor launches new venture

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 25, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Rewards and perspective

Brandi Coulter, who along with her sister helps out at the store, said it’s especially rewarding to see her mother realize her dream of running her own business, considering the extent of her injuries. Even after it was clear that Paula would survive, doctors suggested that her family start looking for a nursing home, thinking she might never be able to talk, walk or care for herself again.

“It’s great to see her doing this,” Brandi said. She also thinks the accident and its aftermath have caused everyone in her family to look at life differently.

“Starting a business is a huge risk. Some people are hesitant. Maybe because of what happened to us we all realize that life is so short. You can take a risk. Why not try doing something that you really want to do?”


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