Playing on a swing set: it’s a favourite pastime for many kids.
Breanna Booy was doing just that on Sept. 21, 2013 when the set collapsed, sending the wood frame crashing down on her head.
Her younger sister, Shelby, somehow managed to lift the post off and ran to their father, Darcy, for help.
“When he got there she was knocked out, crying and thrashing in pain,” said mother, Angela Booy.
Ground ambulance arrived at the property, 67 kilometres north of North Battleford, quickly, but given the extent of her head injury, requested STARS.
“When I heard STARS was coming I was torn between fear and hope,” said Angela.
Breanna spent ten days in the pediatric intensive care unit at Royal University Hospital, before slowly emerging from a coma. Today, she is back to playing hockey, running and using playground equipment.
“STARS, along with the help of their partners, gave us our healthy little girl back,” said Angela. “We see STARS as our family’s angel in the sky.”