Rochester, N.Y. - Ariana Parrillo says sometimes she cries when she looks at pictures of herself after that terrible accident. It was March 3, 2008. Ariana, 10, was sledding with friends in Highland Park when she struck a tree.
Her skull was crushed. The first person to help her told Ariana she was a nurse. She told Ariana not to move, and that everything would be okay. Then she put a fistful of snow in her glove and held it tightly against Ariana's skull to stop her brain from bleeding.
Ariana's mother says doctors told her by doing that, the woman saved her daughter's life.
Cathy Parrillo says she has wanted to find this woman for years but doesn't know how. She doesn't know her name. It was too hectic after Ariana was injured and rushed to the hospital.
No one thought to ask this woman her name. Ariana remembers she had long, dark hair and says she remembers her eyes and kind words.
But that's not much to go on. Ariana and her mother appealed to their favorite radio hosts, Kimberly and Beck, of 98.9 the Buzz, to help find this good Samaritan. They shared her story with listeners and then shared Ariana's information with us.
Ariana says her only Christmas wish is to meet the woman, hug her and say thanks.
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We would love to help see this little girl find her angel.