Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mom Can't Walk after Saving Kids from Falling Branch, but Says She'd Do It Again

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mom Can't Walk after Saving Kids from Falling Branch, but Says She'd Do It Again

Article excerpt

Alberta mom saved kids, but now can't walk

--

EDMONTON - An Alberta woman who rushed towards a tent to save her children from a falling tree branch may never walk again, but says she would do it again.

Jessica Dicks, 27, from Athabasca says her family was camping at a provincial park about two hours north of Edmonton on July 3 when the wind picked up and she heard the branch crack.

It was raining and her daughters, age 6, 4 and 10 months were all inside the tent, so she raced to save them.

Then it all went dark and her next memory was waking up in a hospital bed.

Dicks suffered a severe spinal injury, several fractures, multiple broken ribs, a crushed sternum, a collapsed lung and a large gash on her neck that needed 20 staples to close.

Doctors have told her that her chances of walking again are slim to none, but she says it would be worse if it was one of her children in a hospital bed. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.