After one Pennsylvania family waited and prayed for doctors to find a matching heart donor for their 23-month-old, they were elated when the news came that a heart had arrived and the sick toddler would finally have a second chance.
When the amazing news came, the doctors and family realized there was one major roadblock. Becuase of Snowstorm Stella and the extreme, icy winter conditions, the roads from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital were dangerous and almost impassable.
However, a team of heroes wasn’t going to let bad weather stop them from saving the child, whose name hasn’t been released. To ensure the little girl got to her emergency transplant surgery, the Pennsylvania National Guard, state police, and state workers teamed up and safely escorted the toddler, family, and doctors to their destination.
“The snow doesn’t stop us! PSP Troopers teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania National Guard, and Suburban EMS to escort a 23-month-old child from Lehigh Valley Health Network in East Stroudsburg to Geisinger Children’s Hospital in Danville for an emergency medical procedure. The team effort ensured everyone arrived safely,” PA State Police wrote in a post on their Facebook after the successful special mission.
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