10-Year-Old Girl Saves Dad's Life With Quick-Thinking Facebook Post (VIDEO)

A 10-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero after she saved her father's life by posting a video on Facebook. Brianna Vance and her dad, Gregory, were riding out a storm in their West Virginia home when a huge tree came crashing down on their front porch -- cutting out their phone line and crushing Gregory. Most adults would have panicked and not known what to do -- but being a child of social media, Brianna knew exactly what to do. Get on Facebook.

Brianna got on her computer and recorded a video of herself crying and begging:

The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead. 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.

She then uploaded it to her Facebook wall. Luckily, the home still had Wi-Fi despite cellphone signals being out. Brianna's dad wasn't the only one pinned under a tree -- two friends who had been sitting on the porch with him were also in trouble.

In fact, Brianna had been standing just where the tree came down only moments before. If she had been pinned too, all four of them might be dead.

Luckily, however, Brianna's post got attention, and someone called emergency personnel, who showed up soon after the tree went down.

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Brianna's father, despite suffering several broken bones, was home for Father's Day. The other men have been released from hospital too.

Facebook might be a megaphone for all of society's ills, but it can also occasionally be a lifesaver. This is one of those times.

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Wileen Byroads

I'm tired of reading the same thing on this and other places on the internet!  Some of this infobad is a month or more old???????????????????????????????????????

Linda Boyd

They didn't have a cell phone so she could call 911?


 


 

redhe... redheadedspchld

Wileen, If you don't like reading it..shut your computer off and read a book or newspaper...issue solved.

nonmember avatar alexis

Linda Boyd if you watch the video she has a cell phone and as the story states "She then uploaded it to her Facebook wall. Luckily, the home still had Wi-Fi despite cellphone signals being out.." If the tower was damaged or power to the tower was cut the cell phone is as useless as a wireless home phone. It can only make 911 calls if it has power and can connect to a tower. No tower no phone.

lexi720 lexi720

Linda Boyd if you watch the video she has a cell phone. Also as the story says She then uploaded it to her Facebook wall. Luckily, the home still had Wi-Fi despite cellphone signals being out.. if the tower had no power or was damaged a cell phone for calls is as good as a home phone with a cable cut. No tower no calls.

monke... monkey-punkin

This happend in a very roral part of WV around where i live with the winds that come through these mountains during a storm signal is very easily knocked out. If you havent lost power and have a wireless router then you can still connect to internet and facebook! Her dad was hurt and she is a 10yr old child commend her for being smart and strong enough to get help by other means then dialing a phone. Actually pay attention to what you read before you go making rude assumptions!

nonmember avatar Jessie's Girl

Facebook is a load of bullshit. OMG LOOK AT ME I ATE CHEERIOS FOR DINNER HASHTAG TOTAL REBEL LOL. Teens are so annoying... Jaesus I'm 15 and that hashtag thing is a load of crap. I am proud to say I have no social media and never will. But the girl saved her dad, took some thinking since the cellphones were out. I respect her. РОССИЯ !!!!! БРАТАН!! So happy I learned Russian as a kid...

nonmember avatar kel

why didn't she just post, "we need help, blah blah" why take the time to make a video? but good for her got finding a way to help her dad

nonmember avatar Stephanie

I live in West Virginia also, A tree crashed into our house a couple years ago, when Derecho hit. It was just me and my little sister home with no power, my dad was out trying to buy a heater. It was the scariest thing, it was just all quiet and then a huge crash. It destroyed her room as well as the living room, and our Central air. Luckily we still had cell service!

Saret Wilson

How many times on a social media site do you actually read every post? A video would attract attention quicker then just the words.

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