It was a sunny summer day when Angela Shymanski was driving back home from the Canadian town of Prince George with her children Lexi and Peter. The swimming instructor is exhausted: her energetic 5-year-old and newborn baby require all the energy she has. For just a second, the mother of two dozes off. But this one second produces truly terrible consequences.
Out of control, the car careens off the
road, diving off a 12 meter cliff and crashing into a tree. When little
Lexi opens her eyes, she only has a few scratches. She hears her
3-month-old brother wailing. Her mother is unconscious, behind the
steering wheel. At the bottom of this steep cliff, no one can see the
family - death seems certain. But then the 5-year-old does the
Lexi drags herself out of the wreckage and
climbs up the steep and rocky cliff face! Once she arrives at the road,
she waves down a car to get help. When the paramedics and firefighters
arrive, they need a rope to reach the completely destroyed car. Yet the
little girl scaled the precipe barefoot. The mother and her children are
then evacuated by helicopter to the closest hospital.
Baby Peter experienced brain swelling and
Angela's back was broken, leading to internal bleeding. Thankfully, they
all survived! And they owe it all to the brave little girl: “It’s
crazy!” says Angela, who is slowly recovering from her injuries. “You
can hardly even open the child seat she was in. It’s amazing what Lexi
did and we’re eternally grateful and proud of it.”
Without the quick wits and courage of this blond
5-yearold, her mother and her brother would have had no chance of
surviving. If this brave Canadian girl impressed you, than share this
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