Calif. medics bring medically fragile teen to holiday party

AMR gave teen free transport from Children's Hospital to a holiday party with family and friends

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — An American Ambulance Response (AMR) crew transported a severely injured teenager from the Rady Children's Hospital to a San Diego area homeSunday, Dec. 21 so the boy could celebrate the holiday with friends and family.

Jacob Parker's mother, Janette Buss, was planning to take him to the party using public transportation. AMR heard about her plans from the hospital and offered to drive him for free by private ambulance, reported KUSI news

Parker, 16, was struck by an SUV in July 2013 when he stepped off a curb at a crosswalk. He is recovering from several brain surgeries and is considered medically fragile.

AMR Paramedics, wearing Santa hats, transported Parker to the holiday party where he was greeted by family and friends, reported ABC10News

"So when they [AMR]reached out to me … such a blessing," said Buss. 

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