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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Seat belts save lives and apparently so does Facebook. Because, according to reports from ABC News, 10 year old Brianna Vance almost lost her father in a storm but thanks to some quick thinking and a Facebook video post, Brianna's father is alive today.

The reports say that a massive tree crashed down on Gregory Vance on the porch of their Pecks Mill, West Virginia home during a violent storm on June 10.

The storm busted the phone lines so young Brianna was unable to call for help so she used the next best form of communication.......FACEBOOK. She posted a video post on the social networking website, asking for help.

"The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead," Brianna said through tears.
"He needs an ambulance please. Please call one for us if you have a signal. We live in a yellow house, a trailer. Please. We need an ambulance. Please. Please."

Brianna's Facebook friends quickly responded to her cries for help and called the ambulance. Emergency crews arrived and rushed Vance to the hospital with a broken collar bone and five broken ribs. Two of Vance's friends who were also crushed were taken to hospital.

"If she (Brianna) would have been there a little bit longer it would have hit her. The pain of burying one of my children, I could not bare that but I can handle this pain," Vance said. "I knew they (my children) loved me but it's the love they've shown lately. I mean it's unconditional, it's real."

Brianna said she was overjoyed to have her dad home safe: 'I'm glad he's home and I love him.'

Vance was released from the hospital on Saturday, in time to spend Father's Day with his children.

I commend Brianna for her quick thinking. She panicked but she panicked productively. Henlawson (Logan County) Fire Department Lt. Tim Granger wants us to recognize young Brianna as a hero because her act was nothing shy of heroic. Well done Brianna. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.