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Paramedic Jayme Erickson mourns daughter killed in crash

An Alberta paramedic who responded to a horrific crash the place she handled a severely injured teenager, not realizing it was her personal daughter, is mourning the lack of her little one.

Jayme Erickson mentioned the lack of her daughter Montana, who was critically injured in a Nov. 15 crash exterior Airdrie, Alta.

Family good friend Richie Reed, a flight paramedic himself, says Montana and a good friend had been coming back from a canine stroll at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. RCMP affirm Montana was a passenger when the motive force misplaced management of the automobile on an icy stretch of street they usually had been struck by an oncoming truck.

Erickson arrived on scene and attended to {the teenager} who was then airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre. Following her shift, RCMP visited Erickson’s residence to tell her that it was in reality Montana who was the sufferer of the crash. The teenager died in hospital.  

“She meant the world to all of us,” mentioned Erickson. “This tragedy is just not solely felt right here, in this neighborhood, nevertheless it’s felt throughout the province and possibly the nation.

“I believe each first responder can relate to the ache that we’re feeling. Nobody desires to undergo something like this and I simply need my child woman’s recollection to stay on and I would like everybody to know the way a lot she meant to us and the way a lot she means to all of my coworkers.”

Undated picture of Montana, {the teenager} who died following a crash close to Airdrie, Alta. on Nov. 15. Her mom, Jayme Erickson, was the paramedic who attended the crash scene. (equipped: Erickson household)

Erickson says Montana was a firecracker who liked her mates fiercely and fought for what she believed in till her last day.

“She was so lovely. Whenever she put effort into something, she would at all times succeed at it. A really profitable swimmer all through her years. Aspirations of being a lawyer, post-high college. She was a really humorous woman and all of us liked her very a lot.”

Erickson says Montana was in a position to give a last present of her organs for donation, two of which had been life-saving.

“We’re so glad to know that our child woman resides on by way of others, and she or he has, in the wake of this tragedy, she has saved different individuals. We know it is what she would have wished and we’re so pleased with her.”

Friends have created a GoFundMe account to assist Erickson and her husband Sean cowl funeral prices for Montana and to permit the household time to attempt to put again collectively their lives which were “completely shattered.”

“This is a lack of a daughter, but in addition (Jayme’s) lack of an id as a mom, and certain as a paramedic as properly,” mentioned Reed. “And now she’s going to at all times have us (first responders) as a household with out query. So we’ll at all times be there for her however we’d admire some assist attempting to assist her in order that she will be able to concentrate on this.”

As of early Tuesday afternoon, greater than $47,000 had been raised for the Erickson household.



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