Christy Mack provided a medical update via her Twitter account Sunday that shows she is making progress since being beaten by boyfriend War Machine last month.
Mack posted four pictures to show how she has recovered from all the injuries she sustained. The first picture on the top left was taken when she was in the hospital after being beaten by War Machine aka Jonathan Koppenhaver. The next two photos show the progress as swelling and bruising begin to disappear. The most recent photo is on the bottom right and it is from a charity event Mack attended on Saturday. The charity event was for Face Forward, which is a non-profit charity that provides funds for women and children who need reconstructive surgery following terrible situations.
On Aug. 11, three days after the beating, Mack released photos of her injuries and listed what happened to her:
– 18 broken bones
– Nose broken in two places
– Missing and broken teeth
– Unable to see out of her left eye
– Fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from kick to her side
– Can’t walk because her leg is so bad
Mack says she is able to walk now, but some have said it’s with somewhat of a limp. She’s been receiving complimentary dental treatments to fix her broken teeth and help get her smile back to normal. She has her vision and says doctors told her how lucky she is to have it where it is. Mack says her multiple nasal fractures will be fixed in the coming months. She has been told she is expected to regain movement in her upper lip in the next six months.
Mack says she has lost 15 pounds since the beating, which is a significant amount since she’s only 5-foot-1. She says she feels “much better about how I look now” and that putting on makeup for the charity event made her feel “beautiful” and “normal” for the first time in a very long time.
Koppenhaver is being held in a Las Vegas jail after being extradited from the Ventura County jail last month following his capture in Simi Valley, Calif. He faces charges of attempted murder, domestic battery by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors are pursuing a life sentence.