Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Mom Who Survived Frigid Crash Learning to Live on New Legs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Mom Who Survived Frigid Crash Learning to Live on New Legs

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Mom who survived crash gets new legs

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WINNIPEG - A Manitoba mom is re-adjusting to life after losing her lower legs to frostbite.

Kristen Hiebert and her four-year-old daughter Avery survived a night in the freezing cold six months ago after their car rolled down a steep embankment near Dunrea, Man.

Hiebert suffered a broken arm, lost her shoes and her cellphone was nowhere to be found on the -20C night.

She managed to pull Avery out of the wreckage and tried to yell for help but no one could hear or see her as she and the little girl clung to each other in the snow.

At dawn, she managed to drag herself up the snowbank and wave down a motorist, but in the hospital, both her legs had to be amputated below her knees because of frostbite. …

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