A Filipina nanny in Canada was praised for her bravery after she pushed her two wards out of the possible danger before they got hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Jillian Mendoza is now hailed as a hero nanny after she sacrificed herself to save her two wards. The OFW suffered life-threatening injuries following the incident in hopes of saving her 2-year-old and 5-year-old ward against a vehicle that veered off from the main street into the sidewalk along St. Clair Ave. W. just near the Dufferin St. on February 24, around 11 in the morning.
The incident which was captured by a security video showed a black SUV trying to parallel park on the street. However, the car accidentally reversed at high speed before hitting the parking meter as well as the OFW who was just pushing the stroller of the children under her care.
“When officers arrived at the scene, the stroller was actually partially pinned between the vehicle and the wall, which is unbelievably lucky and everyone here is thankful that she actually took the actions that she did,” says authorities in Canada.
The Filipina was taken immediately to a local trauma center because she acquired life-threatening injuries caused by the accident. Meanwhile, the two children that Mendoza saved sustained minor injuries only.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was also set up to help Mendoza financially in the recovery process.
“Jillian is a Filipina nanny who came to Canada a few years ago. She is a single mom working hard to sustain her daughter’s and parents’ needs,” Anney Anna Gonzales writes in GoFundMe.
“She is just in the process of obtaining her residency here in Canada and has so many plans and dreams for her daughter, Ohana. She is also the sole provider of her family. It will be a long road to recovery and I hope that we can help support her financially and through prayers,” the post continued.
As of the moment, the fundraising for Mendoza already had $165,299.