While driving on a deserted road in Iowa, Jamie Carrion lost control of her pickup truck and the car rolled several times before stopping on its side, the N.Y. Daily News reports. She thought her 4-year-old daughter Averie was unconscious because she wasn't answering her, but the girl had actually climbed out of the car and tried to dig through the snow to help her mom and injured baby brother. She then walked a quarter of a mile through a foot of snow and found a farmhouse where she called for help. Averie was treated for hypothermia and all three suffered only minor injuries.
Geez… Midwesterners are tough. During last year’s Snowmageddon in D.C., my boss, who grew up on a farm in Iowa, walked in to work every day through over a foot snow. Did I mention the man is 70+ years old and was have chemotherapy at the time? Granted I haven’t known that many Midwesterners, but I am becoming convinced that most are all complete (and understated) bad asses.