Crash victim who crawled up snowbank to save daughter loses feet to frostbite

WINNIPEG - An injured Manitoba woman who crawled up a snowbank to seek help after spending overnight in a frigid ditch trying to keep her young daughter warm has lost her feet to frostbite.

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Kristen Hiebert and four-year-old Avery were going home last month when their car slid off a rural highway near a bridge and rolled down a steep slope to the frozen Souris River.

The spent the night huddled together for 10 hours as temperatures dipped to -23 C.

At dawn, Hiebert dragged herself up the snowbank despite a broken leg, broken neck and severe frostbite to her bare feet.

Her friend, Morgan Campbell, says Hiebert's feet had to be amputated last week.

Campbell says on a GoFundMe page that Hiebert's family is overwhelmed but buoyed by public support.



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