A Canadian paramedic who came to the rescue of a car accident last week focused all her efforts on rescuing a seriously injured victim before realizing the victim was her 17-year-old daughter, according to The protector.
The British daily further reported that when Jayme Erickson arrived at the scene of the crash on an icy stretch of highway in Alberta on November 15, she found a teenage girl with serious injuries that Erickson knew were likely fatal. Due to the severity of the girl’s injuries, Erickson was unable to identify her. Erickson worked for nearly half an hour to remove the girl from the vehicle and stayed with her until the teen could be airlifted to a nearby hospital in Calgary.
The news report reported that when Erickson came home at the end of her shift, she was met by police officers who said her 17-year-old daughter, Montana, had been a victim of the crash. She was told the injuries were “incompatible with life”, and Montana was taken off a ventilator.
“The critically injured patient I had just attended to was my own flesh and blood. My only child. My mini-me. My daughter, Montana,” she wrote to family and friends. “While I’m grateful for the 17 years I’ve had with her, I’m shattered and I wonder. What would you have become, my little girl? Who would you have been?
“I’m shattered. I’m broken. I’m missing a part of myself. I have to pick up the pieces and I’m expected to keep going.”
“As a parent and first responder, I can tell you this is more than a nightmare any of us could have imagined,” Reed said.
Erickson said she wanted the world to know about the daughter she had lost. “She would love you very much if you were her friend. She would love you to the end of the world and back and she would do anything for you. She was a fighter. And she fought,” she said.
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