Firefighters and paramedics who helped a 5-year-old girl that had to be flown to the hospital after a serious fall in Woodstock were recently able to reunite with the girl.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said on Saturday that they responded on April 19 to a call of a fall.
The incident happened on a playground at a local school, Vucha said.
The ambulance crew quickly located 5-year-old Hollis near the swing set.
The girl was suffering from various injuries from the fall, Vucha said.
While on the way to the hospital, the girl’s quality of life began to “rapidly decline.”
Paramedics immediately requested a LifeNet medical helicopter to meet the ambulance at the hospital.
Hollis was flown to a level one trauma center for treatment, Vucha said.
She was met with many medical complications while in the hospital and spent several weeks recovering.
Vucha said their crews were reunited with Hollis recently. “These reunions are incredibly humbling to our members and we couldn’t be prouder of her recovery. Thank you for making our day!”
“These men and their fast action, medical training, and decision making played a huge part in the outcome we are living right now,” Hollis’s mother said.