It's been nearly a month since a stabbing in La Crescent
left a mother and her daughter fighting for their
23-year-old Crystal Kerrigan of Bangor and her 3-year-old
daughter Kendra were stabbed in broad daylight at
an intersection in La Crescent on June 28th.
Crystal had stab wounds on several parts of her body
and both of her lungs collapsed.
3-year-old Kendra was stabbed in the leg and neck.
Neighbors and first responders rushed to their aid.
including giving the little girl C-P-R.
Both have since made full recoveries.
News eight's Eric Jacobson was at the reunion tonight.
he now joins us with more.
Mike and Martha,
Both Crystal and her daughter are doing fine now.
But they remain incredibly grateful for those that
helped during the darkest moment of their lives.
the family had a chance to finally thank those who
helped save them.
I lucked out.
She's a miracle all together.
Crystal Kerrigan says her daughter Kendra is like
any other three-year-old.
Full of energy, she's really smart.
And like most children her age..
NAT: Fire truck
She likes anything that makes a little noise.
She likes Firetrucks.
So that's a great thing.
But for neighbors and emergency personel who responded
that night nearly a month ago.
it's a call they will never forget.
After an event we had, it was a tough thing for a
lot of responders, because it was a tough thing to
be a part of, and this evening provides a whole new
That new chapter.
is the chance to meet what they say.
is a miracle.
It's a really opportunity for us to continue to heal
and to move forward, and enjoy each other's company,
and see each other on a good day, as opposed, often
times we see you on the worst day.
And for Crystal.
words are not enough to express her support.
for those who saved their lives.
Not enough that can explain how I feel.
So grateful for everyone here.
Edit She's stronger than I am.
She recovers, she says, look my owies are all better,
we're ok, we're strong Mom.
And with Kendra sitting in the front seat of a fire
she's given a hero's welcome
NAT: Truck driving out
through the town.
that saved her life.
Often times, the last time we see folks is when we
close the ambulance doors.
Edit It's a blessing for us to be able to see the
folks involved in a much better light.
Oh my god yes.
Everybody here is a miracle.
It's a miracle she's still alive.
IN LAX, EJ, N8.
Kendra received plenty of gifts from the men and women
who saved her life as well.
That included her own fire helmet.
as well as a stuffed animal.
Crystal hopes in the next few weeks she can continue
to meet with the neighbors in La Crescent who helped