Faithwire reported on the harrowing rescue that took place in Texas over the weekend, when a family seeking a storm shelter got caught up in flood waters. It flipped their truck over, causing it to become submerged in a strong river of water that formed along the side of the road.
Emily Ocheltree, her husband Phillip and their two young children, Marshal and Addyson, were trapped inside the vehicle. Several Good Samaritan strangers risked their own safety to pull the family from their overturned truck.
Four-month-old Marshal suffered minimal injury and was released from the hospital Monday. But Addyson is still recovering at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where she is in stable condition.
Emily is posting updates on Addyson’s recovery on Facebook. The toddler is awake and breathing on her own but still has a small tube to assist, Emily said.
“She’s in and out of sleep, but she’s fighting so hard!” Emily wrote on Facebook.
In a video Emily posted on Facebook, Addyson was seen playing with her baby doll in her hospital bed as Mom and Dad talked to her.
Posted by Emily Ocheltree on Monday, May 1, 2017
Emily also took to Facebook to address the flood of well wishes and prayers they’ve received.
“Thank y’all for all the support and blessing,” she said. “We are so thankful for everyone coming together and supporting our family. But please keep in mind all the family’s in canton that lost their houses and pets and loved ones.”
A donation page has been set up for the Ocheltree family to help them during this tough time. More than $9,000 has been donated to support Addyson and Marshal.
“I cannot keep up with everyone trying to contact about Addybug but I just want everyone to know she is definitely on the road to recovery,” Addyson’s father, Phillip, wrote on Facebook. “I want to thank each and every one of y’all who have prayed and donated every thing to help us. It has been heard loud and clear and God has worked his miracle here today.”
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