The chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000, but a woman who lived to talk about it, says she’s returning to the music festival where it all happened.

Brittney Prehn is taking her recovery step by step

"We're trying to straighten out my ankle, my knee and my hip," Prehn said.

The 23-year-old is getting closer to her return to the Country Thunder music festival in Wisconsin, where she was struck by lightning last year.

"Direct hit to the head, and it went through my body. For some reason, it shot right and went through my body and out my feet," Prehn said.

She was on her cellphone at Country Thunder, and doctors said if it weren’t for the phone, things could have been much worse.

"The phone took part of the bolt away from me," Prehn said.

The shock still left Prehn with nerve damage, hearing loss and memory loss. But even with her challenges, she's still going back.

"I’ve been doing it for years. I'm not going to change it just because (of) an accident," she said.

This year, she has extra support.

"We're thankful because it more than likely should have been the other outcome and coming to identify her and her not coming home," said Brittney's mother, Lisa Prehn.

So for Brittney Prehn, the return is just another step forward in her recovery.

"I'm doing this for me, not anybody else," Prehn said.

On Thursday, Prehn will be meeting with the emergency medical technicians who helped her.

She also said she hopes to meet and take pictures with Jake Owen and Tim McGraw.