Lauren Scruggs (File)
DALLAS (August 10, 2012)—Lauren Scruggs, 24, the Dallas online fashion editor who lost her left hand and eye when she walked into the propeller of a small plane after a flight to view Christmas lights, says she's no longer hurting.
In an interview Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, Scruggs said some days are hard emotionally, but said spiritually, she has "learned to live by faith and not by sight."
Scruggs was injured after walking into the propeller of a small plane after taking a flight to view Christmas lights in December.
She and her family tell the story of her accident and recovery in a book, "Still Lolo," which is due to be released in November.
She told NBC she's gained a new life perspective and wants to use her "message of hope and healing to inspire others like others have inspired me."
The accident happened at a private airport in the McKinney area, about 30 miles northeast of Dallas.
A family spokeswoman, Janee Harrell, said Scruggs had just gotten off the private plane after a flight to see holiday lights.
Scruggs underwent extensive reconstructive surgery on her face and shoulder.
Lauren Scruggs is founder and editor of LoLo Magazine, which includes information on fashion, beauty, health and travel.