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This Little Girl From British Columbia Is A Remarkable Life-Saving Hero

Lexi Shymanski, only five-years-old, has been deemed a hero after she bravely climbed a levee to call for help following a devastating car crash.

Earlier this year on June 8th, Angela Shymanski took her two children, Lexi and Peter, with her from Calgary to Prince George when she suddenly fainted at the wheel. Her car—an SUV—swerved off the road and fell down a huge embankment 40-feet-deep prior to crashing against a tree.

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“The guy who came to see us in the hospital, he said the medics and the firemen needed ropes to get up and down that embankment, and she did it barefoot. It was only because she came up and flagged people down that anybody would have stopped,” said Angela.

 

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Cate Nicholson

Lexi had woken up and was alarmed by Peter’s cries; she then climbed out of the rubble and courageously tread up the massive ditch by herself, barefoot, until she could grab someone’s attention for help.

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Fortunately, a family had noticed her and called for paramedics. All three victims were taken to the hospital; Angela is recovering although confined to a wheelchair, and Peter is recovering from brain injuries. Angela says that although Lexi is fine, she suffers from recurring nightmares since the deadly event.

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Cate Nicholson

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the entire family recover from the catastrophe. The story of Lexi and her act of courage had inspired so many people around the world, that the fundraiser surpassed its goal by over $10,000.

Article: Daily Mail