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A Christmas angel saves a life

BUFFALO, NY, December 27, 2022—First reported by The Buffalo News, is a heartfelt story of a Christmas Eve rescue seen by over 18 million people on Twitter is nothing less than a miracle by an angel.

The posts by Kimberly LaRussa of “Sweet Buffalo” posted the amazing acts of Sha’Kyra Aughtry, who many are calling a Christmas angel, that saved the life of Joey White, 64, a man she heard screaming for help outside of her Buffalo home early Saturday morning during one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history.

Her boyfriend Trent brought White inside their home to warm up. There, Aughtry and Trent notice White’s hands encased in balls of ice, infected, and a shopping bad frozen to his arms.

White couldn’t remember where he lived but did provide the number to his sister Yvonne who Aughtry called.

Because of the intensity of the blizzard, first responders were unable to respond to her emergency calls. Through a telehealth service, a doctor advised Aughtry that because of the extent of the frostbite, White needs medical attention immediately.

Aughtry took care of White by tending to his wounds, feeding him pancakes and Pepsi. She learned from White’s sister, Yvonne, that he is developmentally disabled and has the mental capacity of an 11-year-old child.

Worried that White could die in her home, Aughtry went on Facebook Live for assistance. A group of men in a pickup truck arrived within an hour and carried White into their vehicle taking him to Erie County Medical Center.

Gofundme fundraisers were set up for White and Aughtry. Yvonne, White’s sister, invited people to send get well cards to her brother at the hospital: Joe White in Room 1956, at ECMC, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215. Room 1956.

Twitter Posts of Sha’Kyra Aughtry saving Joey White

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