#GoodNews: Siri Helps Sick Girl Get Evacuated From Harvey Flood


When her family was stranded on the roof waiting for someone to come save them from the rising waters from Hurricane Harvey, 14-year-old Tyler Frank was desperate to get help. The teen suffers from sickle cell anemia and she had a fever and was in a lot of pain, so after calling 911 didn’t help and pleas on social media didn’t either, she asked Siri to call the Coast Guard and two days later, they came and rescued her and her family.

Tyler, her mom, and her three brothers were waiting on the roof the day after Siri helped her reach the Coast Guard when a helicopter finally arrived. Unfortunately, they were only taking elderly folks, so the teen had to wait. But she called again with the number Siri gave her and the next day she was rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.

“She’s got this great sense of humor — she just made us laugh,” says Dr. Titilope Fasipe, Tyler’s hematologist. “It’s so impressive what she and her family dealt with. I don’t think most of us can even imagine.”

Source: CBS Philadelphia

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