When a paramedic arrived at the scene of a fatal accident, she was not aware that her daughter was involved until after she left the scene.
On November 15, Jayme Erickson of Alberta, Canada, was working a routine shift, but it was also the day that her life was forever altered.
Erickson was called to a serious car accident where two people were found hurt at 4:30 p.m. local time.
Erickson hurried over to assist one of the patients who was trapped inside the car and was in critical condition.
Erickson’s shift was over at that point, so she went home for the day after an air ambulance was called to the scene to take over.
But not long after entering, The Royal Canadian Mountain Police knocked on the paramedic’s door to let her know that her daughter had been in an accident.
“The critically injured patient I had just attended to was my own flesh and blood,” wrote Erickson on Facebook. one and only. My clone. Montana, my daughter. She had such horrific wounds that I could not even recognize her.
The mother hurried to the hospital to see her daughter, but upon arrival, she was informed that she would not survive.
Erickson continued in the post: “Today we formally said goodbye to my little girl. “I will cherish the memories we made and the time we had together. I cannot help but be angry for the short amount of time I was given with her. I’m in pieces. I’m shattered. Something about me is missing. I am expected to continue and left to pick up the pieces.
On Tuesday (22 November), Erickson spoke to the media for the first time since her daughter’s passing alongside her friends, family, and coworkers.
The tragedy “is not only felt here by this community, it’s felt throughout the province and possibly even the country,” she told the press. Every first responder, in my opinion, can identify with the suffering we’re experiencing. Nothing like this is something anyone wants to experience.
For Erickson and her partner Sean, a fundraiser was recently organized to lessen the strain on the finances.
Thanks to contributions from 1,700 people, the GoFundMe currently has just over $99,000 (£61,000) in it.
According to the statement on the page, “As Sean and Jayme start to rebuild their lives without their cherished daughter, we want to be there to support them and relieve any financial stress they may be experiencing.”