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How Doc Martens' Boots Saved Survivors of the White House Lightning Strike

The only survivors of the lightning strikethat killed three people outside the White Houseare a compassionate secret service agent and her doctor. Was saved by. According to her mom, Martens boots.

California student Amber Escudero-Kontostathis attacked last Thursday while raising money for refugees in Washington, DC, despite his 28th birthday. I was sought.

The strike killed three other people, but Escudero-Kontostathis, including a young Californian companion, was revived by an agent who rushed to the scene with a defibrillator, he said. His mother, Julie Escudero, told Ventura County. Star.

"A man in secret service saved her," Escudero said. "I've been trying to find their name, so I can personally thank them. They have resurrected her."

Lightning strike survivor Amber Escudero-Kontostathis.

In a series ofemotional Facebook updates, Escudero explained in detail the lightning bolt that hit her daughter "toes" How does the doctor believe that he passed through and came out of his left arm?

That probably means that her daughter was saved by absorbing some of the shock with the thick rubber "airwire" sole of Dr. Martens boots, her mother said. Guessed.

Escudero-Kontostathis, who was with her husband Achilles in Washington, DC, has already left the intensive care unit and took her first step without assistance, saying that her daughter's from California Her mother, who flew by, said.

"A trauma doctor came on [Friday] and said she was an" absolute miracle "," her mother told a local retailer.

Lightning hits at foot of White House, killing three and injuring "miracle" survivor Amber Escudero-Kontostathis.

In a Facebook post, Escudero said her daughter "literally blows everything away." "I have." Doctors are keeping her body away from progress.

Still, she feels "unbearable" pain with a large burn on her stomach, and she feels "on fire." She is suffering from crushing the "survivor guilt" after she learns that all three have died. Her mom said.

Escudero-Kontostathis was planning a meeting with a trauma counselor on Monday. 

And she also "made connections with the other three great people who passed," said bank VP Brooks Lambertson (29) and James Mueller (76). , The mother said, referring to Donna. Mueller, 75, a childhood lover in Wisconsin , is celebrating her 56th wedding anniversary .

Donna Mueller, 75, and James Mueller, 76.
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"She wants to contact her family," she said. Mom said on Monday. "She cares so much about others that it will be difficult for her."

Escudero-Kontostathis is also worried about missing her master's degree at John Hopkins later this month. ..

Escudero said that her friend launched GoFundMe, which raised over $ 40,000 to support her medical bills as of Monday afternoon, "beyond her gratitude and humility. I said.

"When I saw the GoFundMe page, I literally knelt down. I really have no words!" She said.