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WNY's "Snowvember baby" turns 5, and has quite the story to tell

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 17:41:44-05

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Five years ago, while portions of Western New York were hunkered down, riding out the historic, "Snowvember" storm, a crew of brave, volunteers firefighters were making sure an expectant mother got to the hospital safely.

Annabella Lyons decided to come a little early that Wednesday morning in 2014. That's when the amazing team at the Armor Volunteer Fire Company in Hamburg sprang into action. According to Annabella's mother, without them, her situation would have turned out a bit different.

A trip to Mercy hospital would typically take 20-minutes. But that day, at the height of the storm, Samantha Lyons says it took hours. The ambulance even got stuck on Potter Road and the crew had to push her stretcher through the blinding, heavy snow to the emergency room door.

Samantha writes, thanks to these people, Annabella is a happy, healthy 5-year-old little girl who loves the snow.

We caught up with Mercy Hospital staff and the babies they helped deliver, view that story here.