Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sharon Brady was in a panic Saturday evening.
Her daughter Erica Jo, 7, has a number of allergies.. any one of which could cause a life-threatening reaction.
They had attended a children's matinee at the Theatre for Youth on Allen Street.. but when the show was over the car was gone.. and Erica's medicine was inside.
"She has to carry an epi pen and Benadryl, and an emergency inhaler, everywhere she goes. They are in that vehicle. I took an emergency inhaler inside in the event we had an issue inside, but knew the vehicle was close enough, if something happened I could get to it," Sharon told News 4's Al Vaughters.
Sharon would learn the car had been towed.. but without her car.. and the medicine that could save her daughter's life, Sharon Called 4 Action. "The scary part is, yes I could call an ambulance, but if she goes into the shock, if she does not get the epinephrine--the epi pen--administered immediately, the ambulance can't help her, because by then it is too late," Brady said.
After a number of calls to Buffalo Police.. we were able to locate Sharon's 2009 Dodge Caravan at the city's impound lot on Dart Street.
The van was already to go.. and we would learn, someone--an unnamed generous person-- had paid for Sharon's parking ticket, the tow, and all the costs associated with it.
All Sharon had to do was drive it away.. only problem, she could not find the epi pen.
"And that's why I don't have her go anywhere without that epi pen," she said.
After about 20 minutes on the phone, Sharon countacted her daughter and a pharmacy.. and got an emergency prescription.
Now that she has her car back.. Sharon was able to drive to the store and pick up the epi pen, without a problem.
Sharon called Al to say she was heading home with the new Epi Pen, feeling relieved about handling Erica Jo's next allergic reaction.
Who is the kind soul who paid all of her towing charges? As of late Saturday night we're still trying to find out.
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