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Father Calls Daughter a Hero for Saving Mother from Certain Death

September 01, 2018

MILWAUKEE, WI— A 28-year-old woman from Wisconsin saved her mother from being crushed by a commuter train in a Midtown Atlanta subway station. A man from Atlanta allegedly pushed the woman from the platform onto the tracks for reasons that are known, at this point, to the perpetrator. The father of the heroic young woman praised her efforts, and prays for her recovery, according to the Lake Oconee Breeze.*

The incident transpired on Sunday, August 19, 2018, in the afternoon hours. Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Brooklin shoved Susan Wenszell onto the train tracks as a commuter train approached the station. That is when Katie Wenszell sprung into action. Katie watched her mother fall onto the tracks and, in the act ofutterly selfless bravery, held her mother down between the tracks as the train passed over their heads. Susan Wenszell is fine; Katie is not. 

Katie’s father Jerry said that Katie wore a backpack as she jumped onto the tracks. The train snagged the backpack as it went by. This forced Katie under the train as she was thrown violently side-to-side and dragged for a distance until the train came to a complete stop.

First responders rushed Katie to an Atlanta hospital with life-threatening injuries. Doctors put her in a medically induced coma. They had to amputate a portion of her foot. The physicians are also treating Katie for broken bones in her face. Katie’s left shoulder was severely injured in the incident as well. 

Susan and Katie, along with Katie’s other siblings were vacationing together while Jerry stayed home. He will never forget the call that informed him something was wrong. He is headed to be by his daughter’s side as she continues to fight her for life. 

There is no word yet on how long of a recovery Katie Wenszell faces.

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