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Thursday, 24 April 2014 |
9-Year-Old Drives Dad To Hospital

9-Year-Old Drives Dad To Hospital

September 3, 2013 After John Smith picked his nine-year-old daughter Esteria up from karate class last week and was driving her home in Panama City, Florida, he suddenly started to act very strangely.

John wasn't able to drive in a straight line any more and he started mumbling. "He was driving crazy!" Esteria recalled. He knew something was wrong so he told Esteria they were going to drive to the hospital.

Then things got worse.

"He told me he couldn't see, and started panicking, saying, 'I don't know what to eat, I don't know what to eat," Esteria said. "Then he gave me his phone but didn't tell me what to do! I didn't know if I needed to call the ambulance or what I needed to do!"

Esteria didn't know what was going on, but what she did next may have not only saved her and her father's lives, but the lives of other drivers as well. 

She reached from the back seat, grabbed the steering wheel with one hand, and steered the car to the hospital eight blocks away. By the time they got to the hospital her father had lost his vision, motor skills, and memory.

"He was fighting me, and I couldn't make the turns that I needed to do. I hit a curve and we almost ran into the front of an ambulance!" Esteria explained.

Doctors soon found out that John has a golf ball-sized tumour on the left size of his brain, which caused him to lose his vision. He is now getting treatment for his tumour.


that is a amazing story
-- by Kelly on 2013-09-16 03:17:19

Wow that was AMAzing
-- by Niky rock on 2013-09-14 13:58:04

That is amazing
-- by Faith on 2013-09-11 18:40:15

Wow that is an amazing story!
-- by Nicole on 2013-09-11 16:26:09

Whoa that's Cray Cray
-- by Caroline on 2013-09-08 23:41:47

that was amaaaaazing.
-- by nicole on 2013-09-07 13:58:06

hip hip hooray
-- by peyton on 2013-09-06 15:24:36

-- by Jazzy on 2013-09-06 00:15:58

-- by FISYGbiuewB LV on 2013-09-05 15:17:11

... I'm speachless! That was a truly amazing thing.
-- by Angel on 2013-09-04 14:01:38

Woah! This girl is soo brave...I would probably start panicking!
-- by Sarah on 2013-09-03 20:47:09

WOW! If I were her I would of panicked, and if I tried to drive I would crash and kill myself. She is a brave little girl.
-- by Gabs on 2013-09-03 18:58:21

What a girl!It was against the laws to drive at 9 but at least she saved her dad.
-- by Skilled Animation on 2013-09-03 15:01:59

thats so sad because i kind of went thought the same with me mom. She just to day before took me to the doctor and 2 days later my brother how live with her came to my dads house and told me that my mom died when he was at school.then when they found out how she died the next day we found out that she had 2 golfball size tumers in both her lung....:(
-- by kelsay bennett on 2013-09-03 13:31:14

Hi Kelsay, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. It is very sad when things like that happen and no one had any idea there was something wrong. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
-- by Admin on 2013-09-03 14:00:42

brave little girl i would be hiding in the back seat if that hapened
-- by mercedes on 2013-09-03 13:16:47

-- by Faith on 2013-09-03 00:02:13

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