Woman Lived Off Berries & Mushrooms For 30 Days While Lost In Forest
Survival situations are as unpredictable as life. Recently, a Louisville woman named Lisa Theris found herself in a life-threatening scenario and used her survival instincts to make it out alive.
Theris spent a full month out in the wilderness, with no shelter or food, and lived on mushrooms and berries. She was found safe near HWY 82 near a thickly wooded area in Alabama.
“A motorist from Florida was driving 82 east of Midway and saw something moving in the bushes,” Sheriff Raymond Rodgers said to WSFA. “She went back and there was the young lady in the wooded area. She called us and told us she had located the missing person. Finally the young lady has been found and she’s alive. Thank God.”
In case you are wondering (and I am confident you are), Theris lost around 50 pounds over the duration of the predicament. She found access to water in a creek and was able to locate berries and mushrooms for food.
And it gets worse, Theris had no belongings, such as a smart phone, she didn’t even have shoes. Her location was thousands of acres beyond any type of homes or roads, it was totally uninhabited.
“I’ve been doing this now going on 15 years, and I’ve never seen anything like it. Her will to live is incredible,” Bullock County Sheriff’s Sergeant Faulkner said to WTVY. “I hate to classify it as a miracle, but it’s a miracle.”
Theris was taken straight to an emergency room subsequent to being found. She was weak and starved and needed immediate medical help. But it is amazing that she survived and true testament to her spirit.
“Words cannot describe the happiness and relief we feel that she has been found and returned to us,” Elizabeth Theris, her sister, said to WFSA. “We are lucky that she is alive; she is so strong and has made it through so much.”
“She is severely weakened, she is in pain, she is emaciated,” she continued. “There is not an inch of her that has not been affected.”
Her brother, Will Theris, said his sister “has some complications and has a lot of healing to get through, but she is standing strong and full of jokes as ever.”
“The next few weeks will be rough, but she is handling it all like a trooper and our family will continue to do all we can to help,” he said. “We are very thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”
You never know when you might find yourself in a survival situation. Having the proper prepper essentials could end up saving your life. Theris showed amazing toughness to endure a month long survival situation.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.