By The Daily Journal Staffs. From The Daily Journal. Posted on August 27, 2016. Original article.
A 5-year-old girl from Henning is at the Hennepin County Medical Center after being injured by farm machinery.
Savhannah Springer underwent surgery to repair her abdomen, severed blood vessels in her left leg and a fractured pelvis, according to a gofundme.com page the family has set up to offset medical expenses. As of Saturday, $14,523 of a goal of $25,000 had been raised.
On Monday, she was pinched between the hitch of a haybine and the hitch of a tractor.
“She loves to farm. That’s why she was there. She’s so smart, she knew what was happening next, and she was trying to help,” said Brittany and Stephen Springer, Savhannah’s parents.
Instead, she sustained severe abdominal injuries, prompting a frantic drive to the hospital.
“She would start to answer more slowly, and you could see her face was starting to get more white,” said Brittany Springer. “Then there was a point when I got in the van, and he was putting the kids in the van, that she stopped answering me. Then there was another point when her eyes closed. And it was scary, but like I said before, I had some supernatural sense of peace where I knew she wasn’t going to die.”
Doctors expect a full recovery, and her parents expect an excited return to the family farm. Savhannah’s parents say she should be much better in about two weeks, but they’ll keep praying.
“Five years isn’t long enough, and God has a way bigger plan for her than five short years,” the mother said.