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Female driver helps save a mother and daughter after following gut feeling
December 18, 2016
Mother's intuition can't be charted statistically or bottled — but it's real. Two mothers in Manitoba, Canada, made that incredibly obvious with their displays of courage and quick thinking recently.
The first mom is Kristen Hiebert, who was driving with her 4-year-old daughter Avery on a rural road when she lost control of her car, which slid down a hill and near a frozen river in frigid Boissevain, Manitoba. Unable to get out or get help, Hiebert knew she would have to protect her daughter against the frigid weather and did so by laying on top of the child all night, shielding her with her own body heat, according to a Jan. 21, 2016, story by Yahoo News.
Despite the temperature plummeting to 13 degrees below zero, the Hieberts survived until morning, when lab tech Tina Dubyts was driving to work, only to feel something was out of place.
"I didn't actually see anything, but something got my attention," Dubyts said in the Yahoo story. That something was Hiebert, who had left the car and climbed up over the guardrail trying to flag down help.
Mom and daughter were transported to a local hospital, with Hiebert suffering severe frostbite, two broken arms and a cracked rib. Young Avery had frostbite on one foot and minor scrapes.
To pay for the family's mounting medical bills, a friend of Hiebert's, Morgan Campbell, has started a GoFundMe page for the family. The goal was $25,000, but 918 generous souls have combined to donate more than $59,000 in just six days.