LETTER: First responders provide comfort following crash

I personally want to thank all the civilians, paramedics and firefighters that came to my daughter’s aid after she crashed on Christmas morning at approximately 8 a.m. My daughter was in and out of consciousness but remembers how wonderful a man (Josh?) was by her side sitting in the cold snow, helping her remain calm while pinned in her car.

Paramedics Edward and Emma were also remembered by her side and attentive. Thank you. The firefighters were funny and kind. Thank you. The Oceanside constable moxy was on the scene, thank you! A mother’s worst fears took place and yet the community helped her. Thank you.

I was told there were many concerned calls from people and they all stopped their holiday and workday to be by my side and hers. That morning she was driving to work on the highway to Nanaimo, approaching the speed change cars were braking, snow and ice were on the side, she lost control of the car, hit the median opening close to Nanoose gas station and flipped.

The jaws of life were used and we are thankful she is alive and can walk. She did not come out unscathed and time will help recovery, but a huge, grateful “thank you” is in order during this time. I love this community and am grateful to the people who work in it to keep things in order. A huge thank you to all!

Newfield Shan

Parksville

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