Wheelchair-bound Jordan Holgerson's shattered five ribs and punctured her lung in the fall, which has also left her with scars and bruising on her inner thighs and sides.
Terrifying footage of her bellyflopping into the Lewis River in Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday went viral, with many calling for the woman who pushed her to be punished.
That "friend" has yet to be named but Jordan's family members claim she is a 19-year-old from the local area who could be charged by cops.
Speaking from a wheelchair at PeaceHealth Southwest hospital, Jordan said is in unbearable pain when she is not medicated.
Of the now-infamous fall, she added: "She was counting down but I didn't think anything of it… I was like, 'no, don't count down, I won't go if you count down'.
"After I was pushed I think I might have fainted in the air so I don't really remember the fall… I was shocked.
"Then an EMT who was off duty helped me onto the rocks and a whole bunch of people surrounded me and were helping."
Her aunt Kristie, who shared photos of her injuries with Sun Online, said she was pushed hard enough "to make her head snap back".
She took to Facebook to condemn the woman who pushed Jordan, writing: "I believe she is 19 so I'm sure she is looking at charges. At least I hope she is!
"My niece is lucky to be alive. It makes me sick watching it [the push video]. I can't imagine how terrifying that fall was.
"That smack when she hits the water sends chills down my spine. The push is so hard, I don't know what she was thinking but it makes me furious every time."
Jordan and her friends had climbed up to the bridge with the intention of jumping but as she stood on the edge, she had second thoughts.
Clearly scared as she looked down at the water below, one of her so-called pals gave her an aggressive and abrupt shove in the back.
Rather than falling feet first and streamlined, Jordan plunged with her arms and legs flailing wildly before hitting the water with almighty clap.
She later told a local website: "In midair I think I might've blacked out… I was awake and aware when I hit the water."
Someone had to swim out to rescue her before she was taken to the nearby PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.
One of Jordan's sisters, Kaytlin, said she confronted the girl who pushed her on social media, demanding an apology.
She told local site KOIN: "Friends don't push someone from that high… I was p****d.
"She pretty much said that she was sorry for doing it and she wouldn't have done it if she knew the outcome of it and she knows it was an absurd thing to do.
"I think the girl that pushed her should have some sort of consequence because you wont learn your lesson if you think you can could do that again and think it will be fine."
Ashley Mahree, the girl who recorded and shared the video online, said: "This looks to be almost criminal."
She wrote in the YouTube description: "This could have easily taken a life, and I think this girl needs to be held accountable in some way."
Jordan said her friend has apologised but she is still mad over the push, adding: "It could’ve ended a lot worse."
Her mother said the Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating but it is unclear whether her pal will face criminal charges.
Jordan's mum told KATU: "My daughter's gonna have a long road to recovery.
"I think that she [the friend who pushed her] should probably just turn herself in, realise what she did wrong.
"This is not okay… she could have killed my daughter."
Clark County Fire Chief Ben Peeler confirmed it is illegal to jump from the bridge.
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