MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota television reporter who lost her lower left leg in a boating accident says she's beginning a new chapter of her life.

Courtney Godfrey says that she'll never lose her spirit.

Godfrey was thrown from a boat on Christmas Lake in Hennepin County on Sept. 15. The boat's propeller struck her left foot. Her younger sister, Kelly Roberson, is a registered nurse. Roberson used the boat's tow rope as a tourniquet to stop the wound's bleeding.

Godfrey's lower leg was later amputated about mid-calf at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Godfrey says the amputee community has welcomed her, offered her their support and helped make adjustments to her home so it's more accessible.