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10-Year-Old Girl Saves Father's Life With Facebook Post

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Charleston, WV-A daughter's cry for help on Facebook saved her father's life.

The Vance family was sitting on a porch at their West Virginia home last week, when lightning struck a nearby tree, which pinned the father, Gregory Vance, beneath heavy trees and limbs.

The storm knocked out cellphone signals, so his 10-year old daughter Brianna posted a video on Facebook, requesting an ambulance.

She’s the reason Gregory made a safe return home from the hospital Saturday, right in time to celebrate Father's Day.

"It's the greatest one in my opinion, and we haven't even cooked out or went nowhere or done anything. Just sit here in the house and be together and enjoy each other," said Gregory.

His children have been nursing him back to health after suffering a broken shoulder, ribs and various disks in his back.

"He gets to come home, and I was like yay," said Brianna. "I'm glad he's home, I love him."

"If she would have been there a little bit longer and it would have hit her. The pain of burying one of my children, I could not bare that, but I can handle this pain," said Gregory.

Gregory says the video saved his life. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

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