An injured Manitoba woman who crawled up a snowbank to seek help after spending overnight in a frigid ditch trying to keep her young daughter warm has lost her feet to frostbite.
Kristen Hiebert and four-year-old Avery were going home last month when their car slid off a rural highway near a bridge and rolled down a steep slope to the frozen Souris River.
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They spent the night huddled together for 10 hours as temperatures dipped to –23 C.
At dawn, Hiebert dragged herself up the snowbank despite a broken leg, broken neck and severe frostbite to her bare feet.
Her friend, Morgan Campbell, says Hiebert's feet had to be amputated last week.
Campbell says on a GoFundMe page that Hiebert's family is overwhelmed but buoyed by public support.