mackenzie berry

Mackenzie Berry wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for one woman. And Mackenzie was determined to track down that woman and give her the thanks she deserves.

Mackenzie, now 17, was just seven when the car her dad was driving collided with another vehicle. She remembered a woman pulling her out of the fiery wreckage and carrying her to safety. Her father passed away during that car accident in Canada, and Mackenzie thinks she would have too if it weren’t for this mystery woman who so valiantly saved her life.

“She saved my life,” Mackenze told CBC.

So she decided to find the name of her angel. First, she called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), but there were no names of first-responders on the record. She also contacted the hospital where she was taken after the accident, but they didn’t have a name, either. So she decided to turn to something entirely different than official records: Facebook.

“Today I am reaching out to you in hopes that you can help me find a missing angel,” Mackenzie wrote in a Facebook post, along with a picture of her and her father from over a decade ago. “. . . I would love to simply thank her. No amount of gratitude can ever be shown to express how deeply I have characterized her brave actions she gave forth. . . I have carried her in my heart ever since, no amount of words could ever thank her. But I would like to inform her of how deep my gratitude is.”