A doctor who saved six teenagers from a car accident has died while another person who also helped is still in critical condition; both were struck by a speeding vehicle that wasn’t involved in the first crash.
On Sunday morning, April 2, 2017, Dr. Cynthia Ray was on her way to work at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in the US when she passed by the horrific sight of an overturned jeep filled with teenagers. The 47-year-old doctor knew she would be late for work if she stopped by to help but she also knew she was among the most qualified to help at the accident site.
So, Dr. Cynthia parked her car and rushed to the scene to help the teens trapped inside their jeep. Another person driving by on his way to church, 17-year-old Sean English, also stopped to help the teens. Sean’s parents were also with him and together with Dr. Cynthia they were all able to pull out the teens from the overturned jeep.
But an approaching car suddenly spun out of control, hitting Dr. Cynthia and Sean. The crash was so hard that the doctor suffered from severe head trauma. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent brain surgery but, sadly, passed away on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, Sean also suffered severe injuries and is in critical condition but doctors are positive he will survive. The family set up a GoFundMe campaign for the heroic young lad; the campaign quickly went viral and has surpassed its target of $50,000.
Sean was hit by a car while doing what he does best, helping others in need. Sean and his parents stopped when they saw a jeep full of 6 teenagers rolled over. As they were helping another car came and hit Sean and another woman. Sean is now in critical condition. Both legs are broken, a crushed pelvis, and they had to amputate part of his foot. He is now on a ventilator because of how much pain he is facing.
The doctors want his body to heal the best way possible. Of course, Sean was joking with doctors before surgeries yesterday and was worried about his homework. However, he has many more battles to come and it will be a long road to recovery. Sean and his family are always stepping up and helping others. Please help give back in any way that you can. I would like to take as much stress away as possible. Help with medical bills, buy some meals, get something nice for Sean and his family, physical therapy in the future, etc.
To check out the campaign and/or donate for Sean’s needs, click here to visit the GoFundMe page.