Injured Child Thanks First Responders
By Provided, Correspondent | August 26, 2020 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
Story No. 082620100
Photo by ProvidedPictured (L to R): Lieutenant AEMT Wayne Meattey, Firefighter AEMT Amanda Charest, Ava Lynne, and Captain Paramedic Kristina Houde.
Recently a happy and healthy Ava Lynne stopped by the Weare Fire Station to meet some of the people who helped save her life. She presented to them a wooden flag that her Papa made to say thank you.
On February 10, 2020, Weare Fire Rescue responded to South Sugar Hill Road for a young girl injured from a horse kick to the head. The duty crew that evening, Captain Paramedic Kristina Houde and Firefighter AEMT Amanda Charest, responded immediately from the Safety Complex. Fire Chief Robert Vezina and Lieutenant Wayne Meattey soon joined them.
Within moments of arriving, it was apparent that the young girl was facing a profoundly life-threatening medical emergency. Working quickly the crew began what would prove to be life saving measures as they prepared to get her Concord Hospital. Once at the hospital, Ava Lynne was taken to surgery to remove shattered bone fragments from her brain before she was flown by helicopter to Boston Children’s Hospital.
“We almost lost our sweet Ava Lynne, but tonight she is doing so amazing,” said her mom, Michelle Preve, “From the bottom of our hearts; we would like to thank Weare Fire Rescue for everything they did that night”.
Ava Lynne’s road to recovery has not been easy. She has demonstrated strength and determination in overcoming each physical and emotional obstacle to make an astonishing recovery, amazing even the most experienced doctors.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.