Our Hero Story

Motor Homes Vs. Truck - 6/29/2017, Starke FL

Off Duty Heroes

On  June 29th 2017  God provided a miracle.  The Saunier Family believes the fact that not one but 2 separate off duty Heroes stopped to help their parents before firefighters and EMS could arrive is one of the reasons Mom survived life threatening injuries.


Van Elmore an off duty Alachua County Fire Fighter was on his way to get dog food when he came upon the accident scene.  He was the first one on scene and was immediately at Mom's side talking with her and instructing her not to move that help was coming.


David Weeks an off duty EMS for Bradford County was in his personal truck when he heard the emergency call came over the radio.  He could tell the severity of the accident and knew he could get their before on duty 1st responders.  He could have left when 1st responders arrived however, seeing how bad Mom and Dad were injured he left his truck on 301. He climbed into the ambulance to be an extra set of hands for the 30 to 40 minute ride to Shands/UF Gainesville.


God sent a miracle that day in the form of 2 Heroes of duty Heroes and an army of 1st Repsonders, Doctors, Nurses and so many more.  Thank YOU can never be enough to all who served mom in the first hours and the endless days spent in ICU and the long road to recovery. 


The Saunier/Walker Family will be forever grateful.

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