Brave 9-Year-Old Survives for 2 Days Next to Dead Dad (VIDEO)

girl car crashI have a new hero this week: A 9-year-old girl by the name of Jordan Landon of North Carolina. Jordan managed to keep herself alive for two whole days while she was pinned down in a horrible car crash that her father -- who was sitting next to her -- was killed in. She survived on Pop-Tarts and Gatorade.

She was found Sunday night, cut out of the '95 Chevy Monte Carlo that was holding her hostage, and air-lifted to a local hospital where doctors discovered that she was okay. She's, understandably, torn up about the loss of her father.

There's no way on Earth I would have been able to be that brave before I hit double digits. Or maybe even now.

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Never mind the trauma of just being in a car crash where the vehicle flipped over, I can't imagine watching someone I love die right next me -- then be forced to sit next to them for the next 48 hours. And one of the saddest parts? In his final moments, Jordan's father tried to protect his daughter. A source said, "He was curled up in a ball with his arm right across his chest and his other arm pushed out across Jordan. He was trying to hold her and trying to keep her protected; he was a good father."

Poor Jordan must have been so scared alone in a car on the side of the road. But it's amazing and inspiring that she had the wherewithal to keep herself alive. Like the police said, she's truly a hero.

Check out the video:

How amazing is Jordan? Do you think you would have been able to do something so brave ... at 9?

 

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