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December 23, 2013

Ind. medic recovering after injured in wreck

The medic, a mother of two, suffered a fractured spine and hasn't been able to work; now she’s struggling to buy Christmas presents for her two daughters


BOONE COUNTY, Ind. — A Boone County mother is looking for a little Christmas help after she was badly injured in a crash while working as a paramedic. Since the mother of two hasn’t been able to work, she’s struggling to give her daughters a merry Christmas.

“All of a sudden, she was like ‘its ice,’ and that was the last thing she said” Amber Welch recalls of the accident. “She didn’t even get the word ice out and just started, slipped on black ice and just started flipping everywhere.”

Amber was working as a paramedic in route to a 911 call. That night however, she became the patient. “I don’t remember but I guess I hit the windshield a bunch of times and a whole bunch of places and my partner pulled me down from the windshield when we stopped. I don’t remember any of that. I think it’s just the fear of all of it that I just can’t remember.”

Full story: Paramedic recovering after getting injured in wreck

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Justin Perez Justin Perez Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:18:35 AM Where does someone go to send some $ her way???
Jimbo Bonesteel Jimbo Bonesteel Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:44:02 AM ITs odd that Workmen comp isn't given her the money... She was hurt on the job... Should have gotten some sorts of settlement
Jude Spellman Jude Spellman Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:13:32 AM Is this for real?? I'm seeing and reading this for the first time on Christmas Eve. Where is the COMMUNITY that she serves and puts her life on the line for people she doesn't ever know?? What a shame. If this happened in my city she and her children would have a Christmas!! This LIFESAVER needs some help. Where are all the ambulance chasers???
Hillary Beal Hillary Beal Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:34:35 PM If she landed on the windshield was she not wearing a seatbelt? a tragedy thoug that one of our sisters has come onto these hard times. also rememember some workmans comp is not your full check...

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