Jamie Lynn Spears Re-Shares Snap of the 'Angels' Who Saved Daughter Maddie from Drowning
Jamie Lynn Spears opened up about daughter, Maddie's, accident when drove an ATV into a pond and nearly drowned on Feb. 5
Ten months after her daughter’s ATV accident, Jamie Lynn Spears is again celebrating the two people responsible for saving her little girl.
The country music singer reflected on the difficult year which saw her almost lose her daughter, Maddie, when the then 8-year-old flipped her ATV into a pond and nearly drowned on Feb. 5.
On Monday, Spears, 26, shared a photo from June of her daughter along with the paramedics who rushed to Maddie’s aid, Victoria Ragoonath and John Fortner, whom the singer calls “angels.”
“The hardest milestone me and my family have ever faced was almost losing our beautiful Maddie, but thanks to God and the two angels in this picture we were able to celebrate Maddie turning 9 years old all together,” Spears wrote in the caption. “This milestone became a true miracle, and we are forever grateful for that. #12DaysOfJLS.”
The two paramedics attended Maddie’s 9th birthday party in June, with Spears thanking them in an Instagram post at the time.
“My baby is 9 years old today, and more than ever we realize how precious every day is. So, we have to thank these 2 HEROS 🙏🏻 John and Victoria are the first responders, who literally saved Maddie’s life, and they were able to celebrate her another year of her life with us this past weekend!” she captioned a separate photo of the two with the birthday girl.
“Thank God for these amazing people, and thank you God for your amazing grace,” Spears added. “We are so blessed today, and every day with this little angel! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE💛💜.”
Maddie was in a coma but made a full recovery and showed no signs of neurological damage.
Spears’ daughter crashed the ATV into a pond on Spears and stepdad Jamie Watson’s Kentwood, Louisiana, property.
The ATV flipped over, and the country artist’s daughter was submerged for several minutes as Spears and others attempted to free her from the vehicle’s safety netting and seat belt. The paramedics managed to get to the property and free the girl just in time. Maddie was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, regaining consciousness two days later and returning home Feb. 10.
“When she woke up, they said that it was obvious that she recognized them all,” a friend of Aldridge said. “Everybody was crying because it was such a miracle.”