Mrs. Monica Wheeler
18 September 2018
Not Just Your Average Day at Walmart
August fourteenth, 2016 just started as an average day for my mom and I. We woke up, went to Pine Bluff, and spent our day shopping. We went to Dillards and looked through the “take an extra 60% off” sale racks and then made a trip to Walmart for groceries. Grocery shopping is never fun, but we always made it fun for us. But when we walked out of the store is when the day took a big turn.
As we walked out to our car we saw a little girl, about two or three years old, walking in the middle of the car aisles and screaming. We also saw a panicked mother screaming, “someone please help”. My mother and I frantically made the decision to walk over to see what all the screaming was about. As we walked over to the scene we noticed something wasn’t quite right with the little girl. My mother instantly picked the little girl up as she realized her eye was bleeding and it looked almost as if her eyeball had fell out.
Mom ran her over to her mother and automatically asked what had happened. The woman said “JaNiece was sitting in the truck with her brother and I. I had a flare gun under my seat. My son was playing with it and shot it off.”
My first reaction was to cry, but I knew that saving this little girl’s life was more important. My mom laid JaNiece on the ground as I laid beside her and talked to her about other things to try and keep her as calm as I could. My mom then called “911” and reported the accident. I then took a piece of blanket that my mom grabbed out of our car and held it to her face, to apply pressure to her eye.
The little girl kept going in and out of consciousness as me and my mother tried to keep her awake, as we waited for the ambulance to arrive.
I remember laying beside her, trying to keep her awake, as complete chaos was...