Morbid curiosity had people share the video by the millions. People just couldn’t get enough of this accident, however, the accident ended Samantha Cerio’s career. At just 22-years-old, she wasn’t going to compete again. She underwent surgery to repair her ligaments and fix her dislocated knees. While that all sounds very horrific, there is a good end to her story. Just two months after the surgery, Samantha Cerio posted photos of her walking down the aisle.
Even though her gymnastics career has ended, she is not letting that stop her from living her life. The wedding took place at Trey Wood at a Yach Club in Alabama, and no she wasn’t on a wheelchair. She enjoyed the day dancing on her feet. Twitter photos showed her dancing with her husband and standing at the altar as well.
Her Pain is Not Your Entertainment
Samantha Cerio opened up to TODAY saying that she never expected to walk again after the accident. Other than being a gymnast, she is an aerospace engineering major, and she has a clear message for the people of the internet. She asks that people stop sharing the moment on the internet because it was one of the worst moments of her life and is “not your entertainment.”
She told TODAY, “I think it’s made people more aware of what they see on the internet. When you see something like that, you kind of want to watch it just to see what happens, because you’re curious about it, but at the same time, you don’t think about the people that it could impact.” Her story is not over yet. She will be working at Boeing as a structural design analysis engineer. While she may not be doing handsprings anymore, she sure does have a bright future.