Erika Poremski stepped outside her home only for a minute but when she turned around she saw her house engulfed by flames. Trapped in a room on a second floor was Viviana, her 8 month old baby. She tried to get in, but she couldn’t get to her.
I just heard her crying and I couldn’t get to her, I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I couldn’t (get her out). Nobody could.
The firefighters responded fast, they broke inside and came down with Viviana in their arms and an amazing story of an ultimate sacrifice. Inside the room they found a family dog Polo shielding the baby with his own body. The paramedics were able to revive the baby and she is now in critical but stable condition after suffering severe burns on the side of her body. Polo unfortunately didn’t make it.
Friends and family set up a GoFundMe campaign for Erika and Viv, you can help by donating HERE.