The eight circus acrobats sent plunging to the floor in last month's freak accident only had dreams of stardom.
Now, speaking with wheelchairs, neck braces and pins in their limbs, it's to one day walk again.
"Most of us cannot walk normal, yet. I hope that's going to happen one day," said Viktoriya Medeiros,who was sitting in a wheelchair and wearing neck brace during a press conference at Boston's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday.
The women were hanging in this 'human chandelier' stunt when investigators say a carabineer clip snapped, sending them plummeting to the floor.
The acrobats have said that they understood the risk they were in while performing such stunts, but described it as a life they loved.
The women were hanging in this 'human chandelier' stunt, seen left, when investigators say a carabineer clip snapped, sending them plummeting to the floor.
The 34-year-old was joined by three other seriously injured women describing their injuries after the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus performance in Providence, R.I., on May 4.
The women were dangling three stories in the air before a crowd of thousands as part of a "human chandelier" act when they fell without warning.
They’ve now hired an attorney to help investigate the incident, which so far still lacks answers.
An investigation now underway may focus on the makers of a carabiner clip that investigators said snapped, according to Clifford Law Offices.
"My dream was to be a star performer. Now my dream is to get up and walk," said 20-year-old Julissa Segrera in a statement. "I will walk one day so I can take my 1 1/2-year-old son to a park."