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Man who was cut in half by forklift explains how he 'poops, pees and farts'

Emma Guinness

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Man who was cut in half by forklift explains how he 'poops, pees and farts'

A builder who was tragically cut in half in a freak forklift accident has revealed how he 'poops, pees and farts' without genitalia or a bum.

Labourer Loren Schauers, 20, narrowly avoided death back in 2019 when the forklift he was driving veered off a bridge and fell 50ft to the ground in Wilsall, Montana, US.


The then-teenager was conscious the whole time and explained that the lower half of his body was completely squashed beneath the vehicle.

One of his arms was also squashed in the accident, and it was partially amputated.

He then bravely decided to have what is known as an hemicorperectomy - an operation to amputate the entire lower half of his body.

But doctors feared he wouldn't survive and his girlfriend, Sabia Reiche, said her goodbyes on more than one occasion, fearing that he was about to lose his life.

The pair had been dating for just 18 months when the accident happened but incredibly, they said they've been brought closer together by the ordeal and are now engaged.

Loren and Sabia before the accident. Credit: SWNS
Loren and Sabia before the accident. Credit: SWNS

Now, the couple are documenting their incredible lives online and Loren is proving that you can still live a full and happy life even with a disability.

But without a lower half of his body, Loren has received a lot of questions about how he goes about his day-to-day life.

Sabia explained in one video: "The biggest question that has been is how Loren goes to the bathroom."

The inspirational young man went on to explain himself: "A colostomy which is my colon pulled out of my body so I can poop.

"And I have bilateral nephrostomies, they're tubes that go into my kidneys that drain my kidneys into bags so therefore that is how I poop, pee and fart."

The couple then answered another common question: Does Loren have genitalia?

"We get questions like, 'does he have any private parts?'," Sabia said. "He's amputated below the waist. If that doesn't answer your questions, Google hemicorporectomy."

Loren's bodily functions are aided by a colostomy bag. Credit: SWNS
Loren's bodily functions are aided by a colostomy bag. Credit: SWNS

People have also asked the couple about their sex life - a question Sabia has slammed as 'disrespectful'.

"You wouldn't ask a random couple on the street how they have sex and just because our life circumstances are different, it doesn't give people the right to ask," she said.

However, they did reveal that at the time of Loren's hemicorporectomy doctors did attempt to save some of his sperm in the hope of allowing him to potentially have children, but it sadly wasn't viable.

You can follow the inspirational couple's journey on YouTube.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, Sex and Relationships

Emma Guinness
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