In an act of quick thinking and courage, 13-year-old Abby Foss from Laporte, Minnesota, has been recognized for her heroism after she took control of the car when her mother, Barbara Foss, became unresponsive while driving. The incident unfolded on the night of September 28, as they were returning from a volleyball game.
Emergency on Highway 200
Abby dialed 911 around 9 p.m., and with the help of dispatcher Sydney Weniger, she managed to safely halt the vehicle on Highway 200 near Kabekona. Medical responders arrived swiftly on the scene and attended to Barbara, who was then rushed to Sanford Hospital.
Understanding the Medical Crisis
Doctors suspect that a sudden drop in blood sugar levels might have caused Barbara to lose consciousness. Intriguingly, Barbara is not a diagnosed diabetic. Abby's quick response may have been crucial in preventing a potential accident caused by her mother's sudden medical condition.
Recognition and Pride
In the aftermath of the incident, Abby has been honored by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office for her bravery. She also had an opportunity to meet Dispatcher Weniger, who expressed admiration for Abby's calm demeanor during the intense situation. Barbara, recovering from the incident, expressed immense pride in her daughter, labeling her actions as 'very brave' and acknowledging her quick-witted response.