Double amputee hopeful she will walk again

DENVER - Kristin Hopkins has been waiting a lot recently.

Hopkins was reported missing on April 29 and was later found in her wrecked car on May 4.

Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener says the vehicle left the road, and came to rest in an aspen grove about 140 feet off the road and about 70 to 80 feet down a cliff.

Unfortunately, both of her feet had to be amputated.

But after waiting for eight weeks for custom prosthetic legs, Friday came along. Friday was supposed to be the day she received both her legs and stood for the first time in two months.

Hopkins is nearly 5 feet 10 inches tall, so she was excited to be vertical again.

However, she found out on Friday that only one of her legs arrived. The other one is expected to arrive in the next few days.

She told 9NEWS Anchor Kim Christiansen she's willing to wait a little longer so she can walk again. Her eventual goal is to stand for extended periods of time again. She's ready, she says, to go home.

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